East bay municipal utilities district
Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay have decided at their meetings to impose mandatory restrictions for water use.
The 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.
Last week California mandated fines of up to $500 for water wasters prompting Bay Area water agencies to urge usage cutbacks of up to 20 percent. In the East Bay, one water agency says they’re in much better shape.
Water rates at the East Bay’s largest water district are on the increase beginning next month.
East 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.
Thieves reportedly used a stolen utility truck to smash through a door to a Costco store in Danville early Sunday morning and then dislodge an ATM inside.
Leaders of the East Bay Municipal Utility District are considering a plan to raise water rates over the next two years.
A electrical fire burned at a water district pumping station in Walnut Creek Monday, exploding at least one electrical transformer and creating a large plume of fire and smoke.
Firefighters in Oakland put out a small fire at an East Bay Municipal Utilities District building Sunday morning.