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.
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.
Oakland’s problem-plagued public safety radio system has another potential flaw that could put police and citizens at even more risk.
Crews finished repairs early Tuesday morning to a ruptured water main in Berkeley, an East Bay Municipal Utility District spokeswoman said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.