Bay Area Construction Crews Using Fire Hydrants Not Stealing Water, Officials SayConstruction sites use water to control dust, but then Terry Devore of Newark saw where the water was coming from.
Surveillance Video Shows Dam Vandalized, 50 Million Gallons Of Water LostFremont police hope surveillance video will help them find three men suspected of vandalizing a dam, wasted millions of gallons of water in the process.
$100,000+ Salaries For Meter Readers, Customer Service Reps At Water Agency That Keeps Raising RatesA small East Bay water district is paying more than 200 of their employees, including meter readers and customer service representatives, wages and benefits worth well over $100,000, while raising customers' rates 16 years in a row.
16 Years Of Hiking Fees While Water District Pays Meter Readers $100,000 SalariesBay Area residents are facing steep water rate hikes as California's drought stretches into a fourth year. In one small East Bay water district, a resident said it’s the lavish spending habits of an old boy’s network that is making their bill go up.
East Bay Water Customers Hit With Mandatory Cutbacks Because Of DroughtIn a 4-1 vote, the Alameda County Water District – which serves Fremont, Newark and Union City – voted to declare a water shortage emergency, forcing mandatory water restrictions on its 350,000 customers.
Phil Matier: Water Rates To Rise If Governor's Delta Water Project Is BuiltSeveral Bay Area water agencies plan to raise rates if a massive Delta water diversion project, proposed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown, actually gets built.