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Statewide water use restrictions continue through this October
News ImageThe State Water Board took action last evening, continuing water use restrictions through October. Because of the tireless efforts of many water agencies throughout the region, our collective voice was heard. A climate adjustment is now part of the emergency drought regulations, which moves Roseville’s target from 28 percent down to 25 percent.

Bird and Bug Bonanza Coming This Saturday
News ImageCome explore the good, the bad and the buggy at the free family Bird and Bug Bonanza event at the Utility Exploration Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 6. Enjoy fun activities as you get up close and personal with our local habitat and learn more about local wildlife. Enjoy the Creek Crawl, join the bug squad, gather around story time and play games to win prizes!

New water rates take effect February 8
News ImageFollowing a several month rate case process, City Council approved a water utility rate proposal on December 16. As a result, Roseville water customers will see changes to their bill beginning February 8, including the elimination of the 15 percent drought surcharge. Customers interested in understanding what the rate increase is for their home can use our water rate calculator.

Continue the water saving trend in 2016
News ImageThe Sacramento region reduced water use by 30 percent in 2015. For Roseville, it was a whopping 33 percent! Now that we have begun a new year, lets continue the great work. Not sure if your New Year's resolution including saving water but get our top four things you can do to continue the water saving trend!

The best offense is a great defense for Fats, Oils, and Grease
News ImageGame day is just around the corner and that means greasy appetizers. When you’re done with your menu and meal prep, keep these playbook ideas handy to defend your sewer pipes, intercept grease and block the scraps. Together, this will result in a sure win and you won’t have to worry about overtime — or the call to the plumber.

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 they translate into money saved during the conversion and afterwards as you begin to save money on reduced water usage.

Parched Roseville gets needed rainfall
News ImageAll signs of El Nino are here—that is great news! In fact, this month is already the wettest January since 2012 in the Sacramento region. This week’s drenching rain – likely to produce rain on most days over the course of the next five days – will add positively to the growing rainfall and snowfall totals.


Don’t trash hot ashes
News ImageHot ashes and plastic trash bins don’t mix. One of the ways you can play it safe is ensuring that fireplace ashes, cigar and cigarette butts, or barbecue coals are completely extinguished before they’re placed in the trash.

Saving water indoors this winter
News ImageNow that winter is upon us, outdoor watering usually is reduced to little or none at all. Mother Nature has us covered since it's cooler and also because there is moisture in the air that helps keep landscapes thriving. So, how can you save water still? Easy--focus on indoor use.

Give your sprinklers a holiday
News ImageWith the cooler weather, your landscapes might not need as much water, and when it's raining, they don't need to be watered at all. Adjust your sprinkler timer now to reduce run times, consider shutting it down entirely during the winter, or remember to turn it off when it is raining.

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.

Burr ... It's going to get cold. How to prevent freeze damage.
News ImageWhile it's a little too early to think about frozen pipes, with the cold front coming in, consider these tips to ensure that your pipes remain in tact. Usually, consecutive cold days can cause issues with freezing pipes, and we don't expect that this week, but getting into the habit now or storing these tips for later can help you all winter long.


Holidays are fast approaching. Keep those sinks fat-free
News ImageThe crisp chill of fall is in the air, and with it comes the desire to cook comfort food. Roasted meats, vegetables and potatoes are fall favorites in many homes. With chicken, roast, and turkey that will soon grace our tables for a holiday feast, comes FOG. No, we’re not referring to the weather again; FOG is the industry term for Fats, Oils and Grease.

Recycled water available for home and business landscaping
News ImageWater is too precious to use just once. That’s why Roseville blazed the trail to develop a “new” water source for a sustainable future. Roseville’s recycled water program, which started in the 1990s with a single commercial customer, has since grown to become an important and safe resource. Now, residents and businesses looking for ways to keep their landscapes healthy – especially high-valued trees – can now take advantage of recycled water.

October water savings: 35.48 percent
News ImageWay to go, Roseville! We reduced water use in October by 35.48 percent over this time two years ago. Continued savings still necessary to meet ongoing drought conditions and statewide water reduction targets.

Proposed rate structure, increase for Roseville water customers
News ImageIn an effort to maintain financial stability and continue to deliver clean and plentiful water to Roseville water customers, Environmental Utilities is proposing changes to the water utility rate structure and is recommending a two-year rate increase. The proposal includes a change from tiered to uniform rates, increases in consumption rates to meet rising expenses, and the elimination of the 15 percent water shortage surcharge that took effect in June 2014. Roseville City Council will consider this proposal at its December 16 council meeting.


Feedback wanted as Roseville develops new utility billing system
News ImageWe’re in process of revamping our customer information system used for utility billing services. This multi-year project started last year and is set to go live next fall. We’re excited about the new change because it means improved services for you, the customer.

Five water saving things you can do this fall and winter
News ImageHere are five things you can do as we work our way through fall and as winter months approach.

Outdoor irrigation time change starting October 5
News ImageStarting October 5, watering times for Roseville water customers will change to one-day-per-week (drip irrigation is excluded).

In May, the City of Roseville increased its drought stage to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) aimed at reducing statewide water use for all California water agencies.

Community meetings planned for proposed water rate restructure, increase
News ImageThe City of Roseville Environmental Utilities is holding two community meetings in October to update customers on proposed changes to the water utility rate structure and proposed rate increase.

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