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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.

6 things you should know about sunscreen

6 things you should know about sunscreen
By Jeff Maher/News10 Did you know that about 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society? Remember to protect your skin and use sunscreen if you're heading outdoors this Memorial Day. Here are six things to know and consider about sunscreen as summer kicks off: 1. Check labels for the term "broad-spectrum." That means it protects against both the UVA rays which cause wrinkles and cancer as well as the UVB rays which cause burns. 2. Dermatologists say SPF 30 is the new SPF 15. Doctors are now recommending SPF 30 more than SPF 15 because the former blocks 97 percent of UVB rays. 3. Check expiration dates. Sunscreen becomes less effective about three years after you open the container. 4. Apply at least two layers of sunscreen. 5.

"Deadheading at Dusk" at the Old City Cemetery

"Deadheading at Dusk" at the Old City Cemetery

Come join us in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden for an early evening hands-on event on Monday, May 5th @ 6:30 pm. We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

Tools and training will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.