Contra Costa County looking To Expand Water Reservoir With Supply Stretched Thin By DroughtWith the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.
Pleasanton Neighborhood Keeps Lawns Green During Drought Thanks To Free, Recycled WaterThe 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
Residents Wonder Why Contra Costa County Flushes Water Down Gutter Amid Major DroughtSome Clayton residents are unhappy over the flushing of tap water down the drain by the same agency that tells them to conserve it.
No More Playing Nice - California Water Regulators Will Name, Shame, Fine, Even Ration Water-WastersWater districts that don't take steps to conserve face $10,000-a-day fines if they don't adopt new water restrictions or change rates as demanded by the state. The excuses cities have given for pitiful conservation, including hot weather and earlier cutbacks, are no longer a free pass.
Central Valley Water District Strikes Deal With Feds Over Contaminated Irrigation ProjectA Central Valley water district that is the country’s largest says it has reached a deal with the federal government in a decades-long dispute over thousands of acres of contaminated land.
Drought Turns East Bay City Into Wild, Wild West With Thieves Stealing Precious WaterClayton is a city remains true to its western roots. In this town, water has become as precious as gold, and thieves are resorting to stealing it.
State Water Board Report Show Cities' Water-Saving Efforts Vary Widely Amid DroughtWhile all Bay Area residents are being used to conserve water during the drought, a new report shows some cities in the Bay Area are using three times as much water as others.
Uptick In Algae Leaving Moldy Aftertaste In East Bay WaterResidents who live in the Contra Costa Water District say their tap water has been tasting strange lately.
Marin County Water District Pits Neighbors Against Each Other To See Who Uses Less Water During DroughtWater wasters have faced warnings, fines, and even restrictions during California’s drought emergency. But, some residents in Marin County are going even further, competing against each other to see who uses the least water.
2-Word Ballot Measure Mistake Could Cost Santa Clara Water District $548MA two-word mistake could threaten a half-billion dollar tax measure in Santa Clara County.
Glitch Sparks Explosion, Fire At Walnut Creek Pumping StationA 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.