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|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. |
|Visit the Utility Exploration Center now through January 7 to explore our Home for the Holidays temporary exhibit. By following some simple tips you'll find in the exhibit, you can partner with your Roseville Utilities to make this holiday season happier and more sustainable. Tell us how you plan to green your holidays and enter to win a $100 gift card to Whole Foods.|
|Keeping your yard healthy, beautiful and water-wise can be a daunting task, but the City of Roseville is ready to get you going in a greener direction. Starting January 10, the Utility Exploration Center hosts a 10-week Green Gardener at Home series. Budding gardeners and experienced growers alike will learn ways to keep their landscape healthy, beautiful and efficient. Sign up today!|
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 popular Fall Front Yard Leaf Pickup service is underway through mid-January, weather permitting. This convenient residential program keeps fallen front yard leaves and debris from clogging stormwater drains and washing into our creeks and streams, disturbing the sensitive ecological balance and threatening plants and wildlife.|
|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.|
|Underneath Roseville is an intricate distribution system that allows water to move from Folsom Lake through miles of piping before it reaches customers’ taps. The distribution system includes water mains, service lines, water meters, fire hydrants, backflow devices, and groundwater wells—all necessary infrastructure to keep highly treated and safe water flowing so that customers have it when needed.|
|The 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. |
|New 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 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.
|Roseville'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. |
|Just 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.
|Environmental 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.|
|Roseville 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. |
|Just 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. |
|Work 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). |