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Bay Area Water Agencies Get Tough On Water-Wasters

Bay Area water agencies are getting tough on water-wasters. The Dublin-San Ramon Services District is slapping big fines on repeat offenders.

07/30/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: Santa Cruz Residents Already Fined Thousands For Excessive Water Use

Santa Cruz residents have already racked up more than $500,000 in fines for excessive water use.

07/30/2014

Water shoots onto Sunset Boulevard next to the UCLA campus after a pipe burst. (CBS)

Broken Water Pipe Sends Millions Of Gallons Onto Parts Of UCLA Campus

Officials say a broken water pipe flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.

07/29/2014

The East Bay Municipal Utility District water treatment facility stands in Oakland, California. (Photo by Chip Chipman/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

East Bay Wastewater Districts, Cities Agree To Pay $1.5 Million Fine & Keep Sewage Out Of SF Bay

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.

07/29/2014

A dead Crayfish in left in the Los Gatos Creek after the flow of water was cut due to the drought. (CBS)

Los Gatos Creek Drying Up After Water District Cuts Off Flow, Leaving Wildlife

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.

07/28/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

San Francisco Water Customers Reduce Consumption By 10 Percent This Summer

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.

07/28/2014

Hetch Hetchy

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.

07/28/2014

Sign promoting 'Brown is the New Green' a Water District $500K campaign  encouraging residents to conserve water.

Brown Is The New Green When It Comes To Bay Area Lawns

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.

07/25/2014

A sprinkler waters a lawn in the Bay Area. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Social Media ‘Drought Shaming’ Becomes Newest Way Aid Water Conservation

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.

07/25/2014

California Aqueduct

Property Tax Hikes Without Voter Approval May Fund California Delta Water Tunnel Project

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.

07/24/2014

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