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|Thousands of residents swarmed over Mahany Park for the 10th annual Celebrate the Earth Festival on April 22. Visitors were treated to exciting displays that included everything from snapping turtles to couch-eating trucks! |
Approximately 5,000 visitors attended the festival. That is the attendance as in past years.
|Take time to get your sprinkler system ready for duty this summer by doing a sprinkler spruce-up.|
|As 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.|
|Placer County's next medication take-back day will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets and safely dispose of expired and unneeded prescription, over-the-counter and veterinary medications. There will be eleven drop-off locations in Placer County. Locations in the Roseville area include the Maidu Community Center, Granite Bay High School, Roseville High School and Sun City Roseville.|
|Did you know that the city of Roseville has drop-off locations for recycling of certain materials. These locations were established so that you have alternatives to recycle in addition to simply placing it in your trash and recycling bin.|
|City of Roseville Environmental Utilities is proposing utility rate increases for water, wastewater and solid waste services. The rate increases will help maintain financial resiliency, offset infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation costs, and comply with current and future unfunded mandates—all of which ensures high levels of customer service and reliable utility services. |
|It's that simple: mulch saves water. Roseville water customers interested in receiving FREE mulch can swing by the Placer County Fairgrounds on May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is one of many ways you can be as water efficient in your garden. |
|When Environmental Utilities embarks on a rate setting process, staff factors in a number of considerations to ensure that regulatory and legal requirements are met, debt obligations are covered, there are adequate reserves to meet financial requirements and cover unforeseen operating expenses. Staff balances all factors, including consideration of cost impacts to customers.|
|Environmental 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.|
|When 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.|
|Flush and forget—that’s the approach most of us take to sewer systems.|
Fortunately, there’s a team of about 30 city employees in our Wastewater Collections Division that always thinks about the system.
|Roseville’s City Council and Placer County Water Agency’s (PCWA) Board of Directors last week opted into the initial phase of the Sites Reservoir project—a proposedoff-stream, surface water facility west of the Sacramento River. |
|A handful of Roseville utility customers reported receiving calls from someone claiming that they were from Roseville Utilities, and were on their way to disconnect their electricity due to a late payment. The callers demanded payment in the form of Money Pak card account numbers (cash gift cards) to keep the power on. This is a scam.|
|By 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? |
|Your 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. |
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.
|Your 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).|
|Roseville’s Wastewater Utility has been recognized as a “Utility of the Future Today” by the Utility of the Future Recognition Program. The program celebrates the progress and exceptional performance of the nation’s wastewater utilities.|
|When 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.|
|Earlier this year, Mother Nature greeted us with increased rainfall and a healthy snowpack, positioning us with ample water supplies throughout the spring and summer. This change was a welcome sight to many in Northern California—and provided much needed relief from drought conditions.|