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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.


Organics commercial recycling starts up this year
News ImageNew this year is a requirement for commercial businesses, like restaurants, coffee shops, and other places that generate food waste, to source separate organic waste from regular trash.


Two utility projects win top honors
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Two Environmental Utilities (EU) infrastructure projects and the staff that managed them were among other regional projects that received top notch awards at the Sacramento Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers ceremony held at the Crocker Art Museum in May.



Do-It-Yourself Gardening Workshops this Summer
News ImageIs your green thumb starting to turn brown? Are your plants feeling a bit thirsty? Join us for our Do It Yourself (DIY) Summer Gardening classes. Learn from the pros—City of Roseville Water Efficiency staff. Learn irrigation essentials, how to design and install sprinkler and drip systems and yard renovation. Sign up today!

Mahany Park goes purple with recycled water
News ImageRoseville's Parks, already a large user of recycled water in Roseville – has added one of its largest parks to the recycled water system. Completed just in time for this year’s irrigation season, Mahany Park, located at the corner of Woodcreek Oaks and Pleasant Grove Boulevard, will save about 29 million gallons annually of potable water with this change.

New approach adopted for statewide water conservation
News ImageJust a couple of weeks ago, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) took action easing statewide water conservation rules that have been in place for more than a year because of the drought.

Acknowledging that water conditions in many parts of the state have improved, the State Water Board voted to eliminate the statewide 25 percent water savings approach and, in its place, are new rules that give water agencies like Roseville local control over conservation.

Ditching lawn for something more water wise
News ImageEnvironmental Utilities (EU) customers are doing an amazing job lowering their water use through conservation programs. Roseville residents Jere and Lako Myers last year participated in EU’s highly successful Cash for Grass program.

Big Trucks Summer Wraps Up This Week
News ImageKids love trucks! The Roseville Utility Exploration Center and Your Roseville Utilities are giving kids and the young at heart four Thursdays of Big Trucks Summer this July at Mahany Park and the Maidu Community Center. Children can enjoy story time at 9:30 a.m. and then get a close look at a utility truck from 10 to 11 a.m.

Economic prosperity and water supply planning
News ImageRoseville is a progressive city, focused on providing services to our community for a smart, sustainable future. Part of that future includes recent gains in economic development as our economy recovers from the Great Recession-- all the while facing an unprecedented several years of drought conditions. A telltale sign of economic recovery is increased commercial and housing growth, not only in Roseville, but throughout the greater Sacramento region and statewide. We often get asked, what are we doing to ensure there is enough water to support existing and future customers.

To flush or not to flush?
News ImageJust because the package reads “flushable” doesn’t mean it’s true. Items marked as disposable or flushable do not degrade like toilet paper, and they wind up clogging pipes, lift stations and creating havoc during the wastewater treatment process. This translates into millions in clean up and repair costs.

Roseville explores creating energy from waste
News ImageWork is underway right now to develop a project that would one day help power one of Environmental Utilities’ (EU) wastewater treatment plants or provide fleet vehicle fuel using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Lab manager receives analyst of the year award
News ImageSome might not know that the City has a lab staffed with seven employees with the primary goal of testing water quality. Located at the Dry Creek and Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plants, lab workers collect samples from several sites, testing drinking water, domestic and industrial wastewater, stormwater and recycled water to ensure they’re in regulatory compliance. You also might not know that laboratory manager Kim Spear, a 25-year-employee with EU's water quality lab, is a recent winner for Laboratory Analyst of the Year from the Sacramento Area Section California Water Environment Association (CWEA).

Roseville's wastewater collection group gets top notch award
News ImageMany don’t think of their wastewater collection system because it’s infrastructure that is usually out of sight. Deep below our city is an intricate network of sewer pipes and laterals that equate to about 735 miles—the same distance as three and a half roundtrips from Roseville to San Francisco.

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.

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!

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.

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