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Roseville Turns on Back-Up Ground Water Wells

 
Roseville Turns on Back-Up Ground Water Wells
Posted January 27th, 2014 @ 6:55pm

It's dry today, but rain is in the forecast. 

The region could then see widespread rain Wednesday evening into Thursday.

The city of Roseville is taking another step to combat drought conditions: turning on back-up groundwater wells to help supplement supplies from Folsom Reservoir.

City officials say the well water undergoes testing and meets all federal and state standards for drinking water -- though it may taste a little different and leave water spots on showers or sinks.

The Sacramento region has gone 51 days without rain. That could change later in the week when rain is forecast.

Local water agencies across California are beginning to take action in the face of record-dry conditions in early 2014.

Many water suppliers are calling on customers to step up conservation efforts, while some already have implemented mandatory restrictions on water use.

Here is a snapshot of how local water agencies and communities are responding.  Click on a location for details.

Check out the seven-day forecast.

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