In parched California, water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they’re losing money as their customers conserve.
East Bay customers will pay more for their water now that a drought surcharge and rate increase has taken effect.
Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April.
First-ever statewide mandatory water restrictions in California went into effect Monday, impacting nearly everyone at home with a combination of rate increases, surcharges and penalties.
Berkeley Firefighters Spray 100-Foot Geysers Of Water Over Street Despite Drought Water Restrictions
As Berkeley residents are asked to keep buckets in their showers to reclaim grey water, Berkeley firefighters seem to be sending another message with 100-foot high geysers of water in a farewell salute to outgoing police chief Capt. Erik Upson.
East Bay Water Utility Votes To Impose 20-Percent Mandatory Reduction In Use As ‘Stage 4 Critical Drought’ Declared
The East Bay Municipal Utility District board of directors voted Tuesday to declare a stage four critical drought and impose a districtwide 20 percent mandatory reduction in water use.
The cleanup is progressing, but Thursday night workers discovered another section of the creek is also contaminated.
People living in the East Bay are complaining about the taste and smell of their drinking water, after the East Bay Municipal Utility District made changes last week.
As California’s drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with water meters.
A leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.