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Five things you might not know about your sewer system (But should)
News ImageWe flush or wash things down the drain and they disappear. That’s allmost of us know (or want to know) about sewers. But what you don’t knowabout sewer systems can hurt you.

Call and we'll haul
News ImageWe offer free doorstep pick-up service for Roseville residents for a variety of electronic waste and other Household Hazardous Waste items. Once scheduled, leave electronic and/or hazardous waste at yourdoor step and we’ll haul it.

Landscape water wise tips for summer survival
News ImageMost of the water we use at home in the Sacramento region goes toward watering our landscapes. So, it’s no surprise that as temperatures peak in August so does our water use.


Local shopping center invests in saving water
News ImageWhen you run upscale shopping centers like the Ridge at Creekside, appearances count for a lot.

Roseville launches ‘Sustain the Gains’ landscape makeover contest
News ImageEnvironmental Utilities launched Sustain the Gains, a landscape makeovercontest designed to encourage continued efficient water use. Thewinning Roseville water customer will have their front yard re-imaginedand transformed into a low-water-use landscape.

Recycling commercial food waste
News ImageOur Solid Waste Utility operates a specially designed commercial organicwaste collection truck that stops three times a week at Nugget Market,each time collecting at least two cubic yards of food waste. For thenext few years, the Solid Waste Utility will keep Nugget’s food wasteout of landfills by transporting it to an anaerobic digester inSacramento, where it will be converted to natural gas and also used to create compost.


Bud’s Dry Cleaning is Drier than Ever
News ImageBud’s Dry Cleaning replaced inefficient water-cooling equipment with anefficient water recycling and cooling system nearly two years ago,lowering its water use by an estimated 3.6 million gallons per year.That’s the amount of water typically used each year by 24 Rosevillehouseholds of four

Yellowjackets and other social wasps
News ImageThis time of year when we venture outside to picnic, BBQ, fish, gardenor just sit and enjoy the backyard, we might notice there are someunwanted creatures buzzing around sharing our space.

Wettest year on record
News ImageThe wettest winter in Northern California history resulted in more than190 percent of normal snow levels in the Sierra Nevada. The finalCalifornia Snow Survey this spring indicated a water-rich snowpack.Simply put: we have ample snow on the Sierra Mountains which will equateto more run off into the lake. As the snowpack melts, water flows intoour rivers and reservoirs, where it’s stored and used until winterreturns.


Pleasant Grove wastewater plant undergoes expansion
News ImageYour Roseville utilities help purify millions of gallons of wastewater every day at two treatment facilities. This infrastructure ensures that when you flush the toilet, do a load of laundry or take a shower, that water is treated before it enters Roseville’s creeks. Work is underway right now on a multimillion dollar expansion project to increase the treatment capacity at the Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant (PGWWTP).

Sprinkler spruce up
News ImageTake time to get your sprinkler system ready for duty this summer by doing a sprinkler spruce-up.

New water supply project underway in West Roseville
News ImageAs growth continues in the west portion of the city, EnvironmentalUtilities is fulfilling its goal of providing reliable utility servicesby initiating a water infrastructure project in West Roseville.

Roseville’s water wise rebates remain
News ImageEnvironmental Utilities still has funding available for water efficiency rebates. Residential and business customers that are looking to save water should consider these rebate opportunities because funding for this year is still available until June 30. These rebates translate into money saved during the conversion and afterwards as you begin to save money on reduced water usage.

Long-range planning helps Roseville now and into the future
News ImageWhen you turn the tap for water, flush your toilet, or pull the garbage can out for pick-up, these essential utility services started with a thoughtful plan years ago to identify system requirements and funding needs to keep those services going.

Watering right this winter
News ImageBy now, you’ve augmented your outdoor watering schedule to account for shorter, cooler days and possible rainfall, right? And, now you’re wondering how to continue your water saving ways indoors, right?


Got a clog? Problem solved!
News ImageYour sewer system is very much like your water heater - you don't think about it much, until it stops working. Sewers are often taken for granted - out of sight, out of mind - until the out of sight part stops working. Call us first so that, together, we can figure out the next step.

Weather-based irrigation timer rebate now available
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One of the easiest things to reduce water use is by having a watering schedule that matches the seasons. Fall is in full effect which translates into cooler, shorter days. And with a wet October -- and hopefully more rain in the coming months -- you can let Mother Nature do the watering.



Bug of the Month: Leaffooted Bug
News ImageWhen you are inspecting your garden this summer, you will find many interesting things to observe. One insect you may notice is a strange looking bug that can be over one-inch long and has an unusual appendage on its legs that looks like a leaf is attached. This bug is called the Leaffooted Bug, and it can do some damage to tomatoes, pomegranates, citrus and other ripe fruit. The damage is caused when this insect pierces the skin of ripe fruit and inserts a large sucking mouth part to the extract the juices.

Five staffers with highest state certification in water distribution
News ImageUnderneath Roseville is an intricate distribution system that allows water to move from Folsom Lake through miles of piping before it reaches customers’ taps. The distribution system includes water mains, service lines, water meters, fire hydrants, backflow devices, and groundwater wells—all necessary infrastructure to keep highly treated and safe water flowing so that customers have it when needed.

Managing mosquitos this summer
News ImageThe mosquito is an insect that can ruin a meal on the patio or make an evening walk unbearable or even dangerous. This bug is probably the most dangerous insect on the planet. It transmits disease, breeds rapidly in very little water, lives in many different climates around the world, and is enemy number one for many countries that are trying to control serious diseases.


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