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Punished For Conserving, Californians See Water Rates Rise As Cities Lose Money In Drought

In parched California, water departments are increasing rates and adding fees because they’re losing money as their customers conserve.

07/05/2015

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Drought Surcharge, Rate Increase Takes Effect For EBMUD Customers

East Bay customers will pay more for their water now that a drought surcharge and rate increase has taken effect.

07/01/2015

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Californians Decrease Water Use By 13.5% In Month Of April As Drought Continues

Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April.

06/02/2015

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FULL LIST: How Much H20 Your Bay Area Water Agency Is Expected To Save

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.

06/01/2015

Firefighters using water hoses to honor outgoing police chief, April 17th, 2015 (Photo by Berkeleyside / Michael Roberts)

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.

04/21/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

04/14/2015

Concrete damage in Oakland's Glen Echo Creek. (CBS SF)

Cement Spill in Oakland Hills Creek Worse Than Previously Thought

The cleanup is progressing, but Thursday night workers discovered another section of the creek is also contaminated.

04/10/2015

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East Bay Residents Complain About Water Taste After EBMUD Makes Drought-Related Changes

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.

03/30/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

East Bay Water Agency Puts Locks On Water Meters To Deter Tampering During Drought

As California’s drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with water meters.

02/23/2015

A Walnut Creek man's backyard was turned into a mud pit by a burst EBMUD water pipe. (CBS)

Burst 87-Inch Aqueduct Sends 500,000 Gallons Of Water Into Walnut Creek Backyard

A leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.

02/22/2015

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