Conservation of water seems to be having an unexpected consequence in the City of Roseville.

Roseville officials say due to increasing costs of securing a water supply and decreasing revenues, as residents use less water, the city is implementing a temporary 15 percent rate adjustment in the form of a drought surcharge to be included on water billings as of June 15.  

Officials also say this increase is needed to keep our community-owed water utility financially stable through this unprecedented drought.

They add that the 15 percent adjustment will apply only to your actual water use.

The cost to the average residential water customer will be about $2 per month.