State water regulators say Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste.
Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.
Extreme drought conditions have left an estimated 12 million trees dead in California’s forests over the past year.
A water main ruptured in Walnut Creek Sunday afternoon, spewing water into an intersection roughly four miles from the epicenter of an earthquake in Concord.
California’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.
A new high-tech device makes sure water doesn’t go to waste in this drought, by finding leaks in San Francisco’s aging underground pipes.
$100,000+ Salaries For Meter Readers, Customer Service Reps At Water Agency That Keeps Raising Rates
A small East Bay water district is paying more than 200 of their employees, including meter readers and customer service representatives, wages and benefits worth well over $100,000, while raising customers’ rates 16 years in a row.
Bay Area residents are facing steep water rate hikes as California’s drought stretches into a fourth year. In one small East Bay water district, a resident said it’s the lavish spending habits of an old boy’s network that is making their bill go up.
Thousands of gallons of water are going down the drain in Palo Alto, and the city has no way to stop it.
Governor Jerry Brown met with most of California’s big city mayors Tuesday to discuss the drought in the State Capitol and to announce a plan to slap water wasters with much stiffer fines.