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Make sure your sink is fat-free on International Bacon Day
News ImageWhether you’re planning a low-key family affair with bacon incorporated into each meal of the day, or an all-out bacon bonanza with friends bringing their favorite bacon dishes, desserts and drinks, make sure your International Bacon Day ends on a high note—and that your leftover bacon grease is put in its proper place.

Roseville postpones one day per week irrigation changes originally slated for September
News ImageBased on Roseville’s drought ordinance, beginning in September customers would be required to reduce outdoor irrigation to one-day-per-week through April. We have decided to delay this change, at least for one month, because customers continue to exceed water reduction targets so far this year.

City continues to provide water to Linda Creek
Despite the fourth year of a drought, the Citycontinues to release potable water to both Linda Creek and Tree LakeVillage. Last Wednesday, Environmental Utilities Director, Rich Plecker,provided an update on situation at the City Council meeting on August19.


Roseville’s groundwater wells receive project of the year award
News ImageJust over a week ago, the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Sacramento Chapter gave the Project of the Year award for EU’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery Wells at Hayden Parkway and Blue Oaks in the western portion of the city.

This project, completed earlier this year, is part of the city’s long term strategy to bolster water supply reliability while also protecting groundwater resources.

Why our wastewater system is requiring more maintenance
News ImageOne of the most important things we do is manage and maintain the city’s sewer system so that you never have to think about it. It’s our job to make sure that the system operates without a hitch.

Changing your car’s motor oil just got easier
News ImageAfter a do-it-yourself motor oil change, what do you do with the used oil and filter?

Reduce household clutter: Free community e-waste and paper shredding drop-off
News ImageA prime opportunity to clear away space in your garage and office is coming soon. The Utility Exploration Center is hosting a free drop-off event on September 12 at the Maidu Community Center where you can recycle e-waste devices or shred secure documents without getting out of your car.

Drought update: How we're doing
News ImageAs you might have seen or heard, Folsom Lake is dropping quickly. By the end of September, it will likely hold about 10 million gallons less than it held at its lowest point last winter.

Grab a Green Living Guide Now
News ImageCheck out all the great upcoming events, gardening workshops, school programs, group tours and all the other exciting activities at the Utility Exploration Center in the latest edition of the Green Living Guide, out now! Stop by the Utility Exploration Center or your favorite City of Roseville counter to grab one for free, or download a copy right now. Come explore with us!

Mosquitoes and the Drought
News ImageWith California’s current historical drought, there are manymisconceptions floating around about how residents should store waterand handle pools and fountains to contribute positively to the currentstate of emergency. The reality is many factors need to be taken intoconsideration, especially public health risks.

Investment in recycled water program proves beneficial during fourth year of drought
News ImageEvery day, the city of Roseville’s wastewater treatment plants capture, treat and convert millions of gallons of wastewater into recycled water.

Our recycled water program, which started in the 1990s with a single commercial customer, has since grown to become an important source of water, particularly during the unrelenting drought.


Roseville customers cut water use nearly 40 percent in June
News ImageWater use reduction numbers for June are in and Roseville customers continue to their part by saving 39.12 over 2013 numbers.

Latest water quality report now available
News ImageWe’re pleased to present you with this annual report on city provided drinking water. As in past years, we have complied with all state and federal regulations regarding water quality. The safety and protection of our water system continues as a top priority as we regularly implement vulnerability assessment and security measures.


What the new drought ordinance means to you
News ImageThe news is filled with stories about the drought and new requirements to reduce water use, but what it means on a personal level is not always clear. So here’s the short story on what the new drought ordinance requires of each Roseville household.

Drop-off sites offer another way to recycle
News ImageWhile your One Big Bin (see onebigbin.com) eliminates the need to separate trash from recyclables, you can still take plastic, glass, aluminum, cardboard, newspapers and expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam to one of our convenient drop-off sites.

What we recycle might surprise you
News ImageThe One Big Bin idea brings up a lot of questions. You know that you put all trash into a single container. You know your trash is taken to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where machines and people sort through it to pull out recyclables. But do you know what gets recycled—and what doesn’t?

Call to save more water for Roseville customers

The City of Roseville announced additional water-use restrictions for Roseville water customers in light of Governor Brown’s Executive Order and the May 6 State Water Resources Control Board’s drought emergency action requiring increased statewide water-use reductions.

To meet the 25 percent statewide water reduction goal, City of Roseville customers are required to reduce water consumption by 28 percent over 2013, an 8 percent decrease from last year. This will require the implementation of more stringent drought provisions.

For residential customers, the most noticeable change includes watering day restrictions for outdoor irrigation. Watering days for residential turf will be limited to two days per week, Monday and Friday only, before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. Commercial customers will have watering days limited to Monday and Thursday.



VIDEO: Not your grandparent’s landfill
News ImageOnce upon a time, people simply dug big holes and threw in every kind of trash imaginable. When that hole was full, they dug another one. Today, we’re very careful about how we design and build landfills and are much more cautious about what we throw into them.

Spring planting and your sewer
News ImageWe flush or wash things down the drain and they disappear, right? That’s all most of us know (or want to know) about sewers. But what you don’t know about sewer systems can hurt you. Sewer line backups and overflows are serious health hazards and they’re painfully expensive to clean up. Among the most expensive repairs to a sewer service is from damage caused by tree roots growing inside sewer pipes.

Water use down in March nearly 19 percent
News ImageRoseville customers continue to reduce water use as the state endures a fourth year of a drought. March numbers show that residents and businesses have reduced water use by nearly 19 percent over this time in 2013. Since the start of the year, water consumption in Roseville is down 14.9 percent.

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