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California Drought Dries Up Bay Area Reservoirs

California Asked To Cut Back Water Use, But East Bay MUD Claims To Be In Better Shape

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.

07/21/2014

Neighbors said the area near Bonita Avenue and Bayview Road in San Pablo has been the site of a water leak for more than two years. (CBS)

EBMUD, Richmond In Dispute Over Who Should Fix Endless Water Leak

While the Bay Area can’t afford to waste a single drop of water during this drought, a leak in the East Bay has been going on for years, and no one can decide whose job it is to fix it.

07/10/2014

Neighbors said the area near Bonita Avenue and Bayview Road in San Pablo has been the site of a water leak for more than two years. (CBS)

San Pablo Neighborhood Says Water Leak Yet To Be Fixed After 2 Years, Millions Of Gallons

Residents of a San Pablo neighborhood said they have complained to water officials repeatedly about a water leak for more than two years, but it has remained unfixed.

07/07/2014

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East Bay Water, Sewer Rates Headed Higher

Water rates at the East Bay’s largest water district are on the increase beginning next month.

06/11/2014

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East Bay Water District Taps Emergency Pipe, Filling San Pablo, Upper San Leandro Reservoirs With Sacramento River Water

The mighty Mokelumne River is not so mighty after three years of the worst drought in California history, so for the first time ever, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) serving Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and Walnut Creek among other cities, will tap its emergency pipeline from the Sacramento River to maintain levels in reservoirs as the summer approaches.

04/30/2014

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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

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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

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