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City of Roseville turns off well water

Recent precipitation reason for suspended use of groundwater wells
By: Staff Report
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The city of Roseville has turned off its groundwater wells due to increased precipitation in recent weeks, and the wells will remain off indefinitely.

“Balancing the water supplies we have available from these latest storms against the cost to operate the groundwater wells, we feel we can suspend the use of the wells for now,” said Roseville Environmental Utilities Director Ed Kriz in a news release.

The city activated the groundwater wells Jan. 27 in response to the drought and to ease the strain on the Folsom Reservoir, which is Roseville’s main water source. The city supplies water to the majority of local residents and businesses.

Some Roseville residents and businesses are customers of San Juan Water District, Placer County Water Agency or Citrus Heights Water District.

“While the region is certainly not out of the drought, the recent storms have helped and made the shutoff of the wells possible,” Kriz said in the release. “The city will continue to monitor the water supply situation and may restart use of the groundwater wells in the future.”

Groundwater is safe to drink and meets all state and federal drinking water standards, although some customers may notice a difference in water characteristics, according to the release.