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.
Customers will pay a 100 percent surcharge for water use over 90 percent of last year’s usage.
Supervisor Dave Cortese said local government departments are not doing enough to restrict water use during the drought.
Santa Cruz has set up something of a traffic school to help water wasters avoid penalties from the state during the severe drought.
San Francisco’s tap water pilot project marked another milestone at one of the city’s elementary schools Wednesday morning with the installation of new state of the art refillable water stations.
More than 25 million Californians get their water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the aging system is getting a lot of attention right now from an independent state agency.
More than three-quarters of the counties in California face the possibility of water shortages by the middle of the century as a result of global warming.