In parched California, water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they’re losing money as their customers conserve.
In Napa Valley, home to some of California’s prized vineyards, the vines are looking healthy, despite the state’s historic drought, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.
Utility crews are working to repair a water main break near San Francisco General Hospital in the city’s Mission neighborhood Friday morning, a spokeswoman from the city’s public utilities commission said.
Business is booming for pest eradication companies as the drought and the hot weather hitting the Bay Area has forced rats to come out of the woodwork in search of water.
Fremont police hope surveillance video will help them find three men suspected of vandalizing a dam, wasted millions of gallons of water in the process.
With the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.
East Bay customers will pay more for their water now that a drought surcharge and rate increase has taken effect.
The holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one for many California state parks, and officials are reminding people to be safe outdoors.
A political activist says companies that take water from California’s ground should pay a fair amount for it – and he’s collecting signatures for an initiative to go on the 2016 ballot that would tax bottled water.
California’s severe drought is taking a serious toll on San Francisco’s aging sewer system.