Bay Area water agencies are getting tough on water-wasters. The Dublin-San Ramon Services District is slapping big fines on repeat offenders.
Santa Cruz residents have already racked up more than $500,000 in fines for excessive water use.
Officials say a broken water pipe flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.
The East Bay Municipal Utility District, Stege Sanitary District and six cities have agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to settle allegations they allowed raw or partially treated sewage to flow into the San Francisco Bay.
The impact of California’s drought is readily apparent in Bay Area creeks, and the picture isn’t very pretty for the wildlife depending on them.
Two million customers from San Francisco’s Water Department are getting a collective pat on the back for reducing water consumption by at least 10 percent this summer.
Beverage Companies Using Bay Area Tap Water, While Residential Customers Face Mandatory Restrictions
Despite California’s ongoing drought, municipal water is being bottled—and in some case shipped out of state—for profit.
Brown is the new green. At least, it is when it comes to lawns in Alameda. Water officials hope it’s a new trend that will catch on all over California.
People have begun using the #droughtshaming to tweet about neighbors using too much water. Private citizens, businesses and government agencies have all been targeted by the tweets.
Funding for Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to help transport water to Southern California may come from increased property taxes assessed on homeowners without a public vote.