East Bay customers will pay more for their water now that a drought surcharge and rate increase has taken effect.
In an environmental era marked by passive aggressive #DroughtShaming social media posts, a Bay Area nonprofit is giving tips for (nicely) reminding neighbors to turn off those lawn sprinklers and garden hoses.
DJ, Musician Moby Tells Drought-Shamed Californians To Skip Showers So They Can Eat Beef ‘Responsibly’
Grammy Award-winning DJ, musician and very vegan artist Moby is the face of a new campaign that let’s folks ‘have their steak and eat it, too,’ even in these drought-shaming times.
“Benicians deserve to be congratulated for their hard work… our conservation rate in April was among the highest in the state, ” City Manager Brad Kilger said in a statement.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking the state’s Supreme Court to strictly limit a lower court’s ruling that local water rates designed to encourage conservation are unconstitutional.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which supplies drinking water to 2.6 million Bay Area customers, says the supply looks good heading into summer, but conservation remains a top priority.
Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April.
The backyard swimming pool is becoming the latest victim of the lingering California drought.
The new state-mandated water conservation rules are now in effect as of June 1st, but East Bay Municipal Utilities District is among the agencies in the Bay Area that have already implemented water-saving strategies.
Desperate for solutions, Californians have taken a keen interest in how Australia coped with its “Big Dry,” a torturous drought that stretched across the millennium, from the late 1990s through 2012.