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.
In an environmental era marked by passive aggressive #DroughtShaming social media posts, a Bay Area nonprofit is giving tips for (nicely) reminding neighbors to turn off those lawn sprinklers and garden hoses.
“Benicians deserve to be congratulated for their hard work… our conservation rate in April was among the highest in the state, ” City Manager Brad Kilger said in a statement.
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.
Starting Monday, Californians must cut back on their water usage. It’s part of the new state rules to deal with the drought.
The Dublin-San Ramon Water District has become a local watering hole of sorts. When Teralyn Fredericks heard they offered free water, she and her neighbors became frequent fillers
After weeks of drought-shaming, California’s eco-conscious entertainers are trying to take the lead on water conservation.
Because state regulated water savings alone won’t solve a problem of this size.
While Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for fields to get ripped up statewide, KPIX 5 found fresh sod seemingly ready to roll out in Woodside.