$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.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger held an emergency forum on the state’s drought situation. Experts say it’s more serious than most Californians realize, while the former governor says we shouldn’t marvel at innovative solutions.
Shaming may be the trick to getting water wasters in Woodside to conserve during the state’s drought, where financial incentives might not be enough.
It was slated to be the biggest development in Pleasanton history, 1,300 new homes on the eastern stretch of town. But thanks to the drought, the city council has second thoughts.
San Jose’s mayor says it’s time to take a look at the water we flush down the toilet as a partial solution to California’s drought.
KCBS’ Mike Sugerman finds out where water is being wasted in his home after a free audit by San Francisco’s water agency.
A multi-billion dollar project to bring salmon back to a dried-up section of California’s second-longest river is moving forward despite the state’s historic drought.