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The City of Roseville wants to give kudos and spotlight customers who have reduced their water use and/or implemented water saving measures – like Cash for Grass or other rebate programs, modified behavior changes and the like – that have resulted in significant water savings.
Water saving efforts by Roseville residents and business owners continue and we’re still on course to reduce water use by 20 percent this year. In November alone, customers saved more than 29 percent as compared to this time last year. In total, Roseville has cut water use by 19.1 percent since January.
|We are working on a utility rate study that includes long-term forecasting of operational expenses to determine if the current rates are sufficient to cover the costs of providing water, wastewater treatment, and solid waste services. Once we crunch the numbers, which is real soon, we will ensure that residents and businesses know what the study reveals. Information will be updated on our Rates page.|
|When you say goodbye to this year’s Christmas tree, send it on a journey to a new life. Each year, the city recycles thousands of Christmas trees into compost and wood chips.|
|As a result of California voters, Proposition 1 —a $7.5 billion statewide water bond measure—was approved on election day, creating a new funding stream to bolster statewide water supply projects and programs. For Roseville, it could mean leveraging grant monies to supplement local resources to pay for projects that will boost water supply reliability both now and into the future. |
|During wet years, Folsom Lake provides our city with a high-quality, reliable water supply. Recent years have been anything but wet, however, and the historic drought has required us to supplement supplies with water from groundwater wells to ensure uninterrupted service. This blend of water sources is called conjunctive use.|
|Starting January 5, many residences and a few businesses will have new trash pickup days and green waste weeks. This change is necessary to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Now available online is the new 2015 trash and green waste schedule available under "Resources." |
|We keep a close eye on the city’s sewer system to prevent leaks and spills. The large pipes that carry wastewater into the treatment plants are a special concern, which is why the city embarked last year on project costing more than a half million dollars to repair and stabilize the bank along Dry Creek.|
|Shoppers love “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving—and so do plumbers. Americans spend more money on Black Friday than they do on any other day of the year, while plumbers make more money on that day than on any other.|
|Join us one Thursday night a week for 10 weeks starting January 15 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Gain a wealth of information through presentations by Master Gardeners, landscape professionals and other experts who can help you learn how to save money, be water efficient and sustain a healthy and beautiful landscape.|
|With the return of the cold weather we tend to see an increase in fires related to ash from fireplaces and outdoor fire pits that were improperly disposed of in refuse cans and the city’s open space. |
These fires have caused both structure fires and have lead to fires starting inside of refuse trucks. Fires in refuse trucks usually cause major damage to the truck, endanger the driver and in many cases will require the replacement of the truck.
|Crisp air, chilly mornings, shorter days and morning dew – these are the telltale signs that the fall season has arrived and means that you should examine your water needs for your lawn and garden. |
|The Roseville City Council, at its September 17 meeting, voted unanimously to adopt a support resolution for Proposition 1, a statewide water bond headed to the November 4 ballot for consideration by California’s voters.|
|As we approach the fall and winter months, her are some things you can do to curb watering your lawn or landscape during the cooler months. |
|Starting January 5, 2015 many residents and a few businesses will have new trash pickup days. This change is necessary to improve efficiency and reduce costs. |
Prior to the start of your new collection day, staff will provide several methods of communication including a door hanger at your home that will specify your new pickup day and green waste schedule.
The City of Roseville continues to see improvement with water conservation efforts. Residents and business owners reduced their water consumption by 21.26 percent in August and has reached 18.7 percent since the start of the year. Let’s keep up the good work! To meet the community-wide goal of reducing water use by 20 percent, all of us need to continue doing our part.
If you haven’t already, sign up for Roseville’s free WaterInsight Program to get the data you need to make changes in your water usage – www.Roseville.WaterInsight.com.
|Please note: the Utility Billing public counter operating hours will change, closing one half-hour earlier, beginning October 1, 2014. The public counter will now be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone lines will still remain open to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.|
|A handful of Roseville utility customers reported receiving calls from someone claiming that they were from Roseville Electric, 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. Please visit the Finance Utility Billing page for more information.|
It's crunch time!
Hot weather is here and will be here for several more weeks. This normally means increased water usage outside to keep landscapes looking good. But this is certainly not a normal year. We are in the grips of a record-breaking, multi-year drought. Folsom Lake levels are dropping.
You can reduce your outdoor water use significantly in 15 short minutes.
|Due to increasing costs of securing our water supply and decreasing revenues due to lower water use, the City of Roseville is implementing a temporary 15% rate adjustment in the form of a drought surcharge to be included on water billings as of June 15, 2014. |
This adjustment will be applied only to customer's water usage. The cost to the average residential water customer will be about $2.