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EBMUD

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EBMUD To Ask Customers To Cut Back Usage While Buying Water To Fill Reservoirs

The East Bay Municipal Utility District’s board of directors voted Tuesday to ask their customers to continue voluntarily cutting their water use by 10 percent because the dry winter has reduced the amount of water in the agency’s reservoirs.

04/22/2014

Water Faucet

EBMUD Proposes Raising Water Rates For Customers

East 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.

05/14/2013

Graffiti appears on an Oakland Police radio transmission tower. (CBS)

Oakland Police Radio Towers Lacking Security, Controls

Oakland’s problem-plagued public safety radio system has another potential flaw that could put police and citizens at even more risk.

08/28/2012

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Berkeley Crews Repair Water Main Break

Crews finished repairs early Tuesday morning to a ruptured water main in Berkeley, an East Bay Municipal Utility District spokeswoman said.

01/02/2012

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Water Main Break Floods Street In Downtown Walnut Creek

A 6-inch water main valve broke on a busy street in downtown Walnut Creek Tuesday morning, creating water damage in some stores and slowing traffic.

12/27/2011

Pardee Reservoir

East Bay Water Plan To Enlarge Reservoir Derailed By Environmental Lawsuit

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.

12/06/2011

Lafayette water main break

Lafayette Water Main Breaks Affects Homes, Businesses

Water service was restored to customers in Lafayette Thursday morning after a water main broke Wednesday night, East Bay Municipal Utility District spokesman Charles Hardy said.

CBS San Francisco–07/07/2011

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East Bay Customers Could Face Water Rate Hike

Leaders of the East Bay Municipal Utility District are considering a plan to raise water rates over the next two years.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/19/2011

Walnut Creek fire

Glitch Sparks Explosion, Fire At Walnut Creek Pumping Station

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.

KPIX 5–02/07/2011

Bay Area Water Provider Wants To Get Into The Renewable Energy Business

The East Bay Municipal Utility District is ready to get into the power business. In fact, the utility hopes to become so energy-efficient in 2011 that it can sell power back to the main grid.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/04/2011