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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

A lawn sprinkler sends water runoff onto the sidewalk in violation of restrictions during an early morning patrol by the City of Sacramento Water Conservation Office in Sacramento. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Neighbor Wasting Water? Here’s How To Get Them Conserving Without #DroughtShaming

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.

06/29/2015

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Benicia Water Board Reduces Conservation Target In Response To Residents’ Exemplary Efforts

“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.

06/15/2015

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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

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Drought: California’s Mandatory Water Consumption Cutbacks Begin June 1

Starting Monday, Californians must cut back on their water usage. It’s part of the new state rules to deal with the drought.

05/31/2015

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Pleasanton Neighborhood Keeps Lawns Green During Drought Thanks To Free, Recycled Water

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

05/31/2015

Malibu resident, Cher has let her grass go brown and has talked about the water shortage on Twitter. In a post last month, she complained California used fresh water for fracking.  (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

From Drought-Shamed To Eco-Conscious, CA Celebs Take The Lead On Water Conservation

After weeks of drought-shaming, California’s eco-conscious entertainers are trying to take the lead on water conservation.

05/31/2015

A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. Lake Oroville is currently at less than a third of its total 3,537,577 acre feet. A combination of record high temperatures and sparse rainfall during California's four-year drought have produced the worst conditions in 1,200 years, according to a study accepted for publication by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

6 Crazy, Creative Ideas For Solving California Drought Crisis

Because state regulated water savings alone won’t solve a problem of this size.

04/22/2015

Debbie Mendelson of Woodside shows off the wood chips that replaced her lawn at her Woodside home. (CBS)

Woodside Woman Struggles To Convince Neighbors To Conserve Water

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.

04/07/2015

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Water Wasters Go Unpunished As Devastating Drought Deepens

California water regulators are likely to increase water restrictions, yet most local water departments have been reluctant to crack down on violators.

03/14/2015

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