DROUGHT: State Regulators Reveal Mandatory Water Cutbacks, Some Bay Area Cities Must Reduce Consumption By 36 PercentSan Francisco is designated for an 8% reduction, but Hillsborough, Discovery Bay, Atherton and Woodside must reduce their water consumption by 36 percent.
Cement Spill in Oakland Hills Creek Worse Than Previously ThoughtThe cleanup is progressing, but Thursday night workers discovered another section of the creek is also contaminated.
Burst 87-Inch Aqueduct Sends 500,000 Gallons Of Water Into Walnut Creek BackyardA leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.
East Bay MUD Customers Get 14% Fee Hike To Cover Drought CostsDespite the expected heavy rain from this week's upcoming storm, customers with the East Bay Municipal Utility District will see their water bills increase to cover costs for improving services associated to the state’s ongoing drought.
East Bay Wastewater Districts, Cities Agree To Pay $1.5 Million Fine & Keep Sewage Out Of SF BayThe East Bay Municipal Utility District, Stege Sanitary District and six cities have agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to settle allegations they allowed raw or partially treated sewage to flow into the San Francisco Bay.
East Bay Water, Sewer Rates Headed HigherWater rates at the East Bay’s largest water district are on the increase beginning next month.
East Bay Water District Taps Emergency Pipe, Filling San Pablo, Upper San Leandro Reservoirs With Sacramento River WaterThe mighty Mokelumne River is not so mighty after three years of the worst drought in California history, so for the first time ever, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) serving Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and Walnut Creek among other cities, will tap its emergency pipeline from the Sacramento River to maintain levels in reservoirs as the summer approaches.
East Bay Water District Officials Recommend Voluntary Conservation, Despite DroughtOfficials with the East Bay Municipal Utility District have recommended to continue asking residents to reduce their water use by 10 percent, without mandatory water rationing.
EBMUD Proposes Raising Water Rates For CustomersEast Bay Municipal Utility District General Manager Alexander Coate Tuesday proposed a 19 percent water rate increase for customers over the next two years to pay for infrastructure and maintenance work.
Oakland Police Radio Towers Lacking Security, ControlsOakland's problem-plagued public safety radio system has another potential flaw that could put police and citizens at even more risk.
East Bay Water Plan To Enlarge Reservoir Derailed By Environmental LawsuitEast Bay water officials are reversing course on certain aspects of a 30-year long range plan, deciding not to enlarge a key reservoir in the Sierra foothills in the face of a lawsuit by environmental groups.
Bay Point Residents Outraged Over High Water RatesWater is one of the very few things you can’t live without. But what if your neighbors were paying about half what you pay?