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Rain Barrels – The Ultimate Water Savers!

Rain Barrels – The Ultimate Water Savers!

Did you know? With every 1 inch of rain on 1,000 square feet of roof,  you can collect around 600 gallons! That’s a lot of water. And it’s a really good way to provide clean, fresh water for your landscape. Here’s a little secret.  Plants LOVE rainwater. It’s soft and gently acidic, and helps plants grow stronger and faster. After all, doesn’t Mother Nature water her plants with rainwater?... Read More

Mike McGowan Bridge Concrete Placement, Oct. 10

Mike McGowan Bridge Concrete Placement, Oct. 10

Construction of the new Mike McGowan Bridge, linking South River Road, continues Oct. 10 with the pouring of the bridge deck concrete. The operation occurs Friday, Oct. 10, between 2 a.m. and approximately 6 p.m. The activity involves the placement of an estimated 3,600 cubic yards of concrete. In the interest of public safety, the public will not be admitted into the construction area on both the north and south portions of the Mike McGowan Bridge.

To complete the concrete placement, a series of trucks will be in continuous operation during the 16 hour project. The concrete pour will be conducted in three phases:... Read More

Water Conservation Improving

Water Conservation Improving

The efforts of City staff and West Sacramento residents and businesses have resulted in a citywide water use reduction of 20.68 percent for the period of February 2014 through August 2014, as compared to the same period last year. (This also reflects an improvement over the 19.4 percent decrease for a period ending in July 2014.) City of West Sacramento departments, including Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and Fire, reduced water use by 25 percent between February and August this year. Keep up the excellent water conservation!... Read More

Rain Barrel Workshop at the Library

Rain Barrel Workshop at the Library

Local Master Gardener, Mike Vilhauer, is continuing the rain barrel workshops that started at the West Sacramento Farmers Market this summer.  The barrels are provided by Nor Cal Beverage at no charge, however, the rain barrel diverter kit, which is available on-line from hardware stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, must be purchased separately. All workshop participants will receive a rain barrel at the workshop, where they will learn the installation process and use of the rain barrel. There is a one-per-household limit.

The next workshop is scheduled ... Read More

West Sacramento Tree Update

West Sacramento Tree Update

From the West Sacramento Urban Forest Manager:

Throughout the City of West Sacramento, our landscapes are beginning to show signs of drought stress. Turf and shrubs are browning, some trees located in turf areas are browning and defoliating in response to a reduction in irrigation as required by the State mandate... Read More

When and How to Report Water Waste

When and How to Report Water Waste

We’ve all witnessed water abuse: broken sprinklers flooding a sidewalk, sprinklers spraying on rainy days, hoses left running.  With the state of California in its third year of drought the City needs your help in eliminating water waste.  Water waste is defined as the following:... Read More

  • Causing or permitting excessive water to discharge, flow, or run to waste into any gutter, sanitary sewer, water course, or storm drain, or to any adjacent property, from any tap, hose faucet, pipe, sprinkler, or nozzle. In the case of irrigation, “discharge,” “flow,” or “run to waste” means that the earth intended to be irrigated has been saturated with water to the point that excess water flows over the earth to waste.
  • Allowing water fixtures or heating or cooling devices to leak or discharge excessively.

Echiburu Appointed Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services Director

Echiburu Appointed Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services Director

Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Lautaro “Taro” Echiburu as director of the newly configured Department of Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services. 

As of July 1, the division of Environmental Health will merge with the divisions of Planning and Building, Public Works and Integrated Waste Management to form the Department of Planning, Public Works and Environmental Services.  For the next six months, Environmental Health will remain in its current location at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.  In 2015, it will join Planning and Building, located at 292 W. Beamer Street in Woodland, to provide its customers a more efficient process for permit applications.