Roseville water customers scheduled for temporary outages

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The city of Roseville is advising its water customers of scheduled water outages beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8, through Wednesday, Dec. 9, due to an ongoing capital improvement project occurring at Folsom Dam. The United States Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled the temporary outages as part of a parallel pipeline project that is scheduled to be operational in 2010. Additional outage times have not been released, but may continue during December; the public will be notified in advance should these occur. Although these outages will result in a temporary shutdown of the city water treatment plant they will not impact Roseville water customers’ ability to receive water as the city will activate backup water wells and connection interties with neighboring water agencies during the scheduled outages as well as rely on water stored in water tanks. Customers may notice minor aesthetic differences in the water as a result of receiving groundwater instead of the usual surface water from Folsom Lake. All water served from these sources is safe to drink and meets all state and federal drinking water standards. During the scheduled outages, Roseville water customers are encouraged to reduce their outdoor irrigation. Irrigation systems normally should be shut off during these months as irrigation comes naturally from rain and dew, and the water demand for outdoor landscaping is lessened due to lower temperatures. Once completed, the parallel pipeline project will provide redundant pipelines to convey water from Folsom Reservoir to Roseville’s water treatment plant. This redundancy will add reliability to Roseville’s water system and reduce the likelihood of interruption in service in the future. Roseville water customers seeking additional information on the Dec. 8-9 outages and future outages are encouraged to check or call 774-5750 for updates.