Water

Salaries of some workers at the Alameda County Water District. (CBS)

$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.

04/29/2015

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16 Years Of Hiking Fees While Water District Pays Meter Readers $100,000 Salaries

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.

04/29/2015

A storm drain. (CBS)

Palo Alto Construction Crews Pumping, Dumping Thousands Of Gallons Of Water During Drought

Thousands of gallons of water are going down the drain in Palo Alto, and the city has no way to stop it.

04/28/2015

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes $10,000 Fines For Egregious Water Wasters During Drought

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.

04/28/2015

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Blows Up Pool In Video Demanding California Terminate Drought

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.

04/28/2015

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Woodside May Resort To Publicly Shaming Water Wasters Who Can Afford Fines

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.

04/27/2015

Site of proposed subdivision in Pleasanton that could be delayed due to the California drought. (CBS)

Pleasanton Looks To Halt New Subdivision Over Drought

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.

04/27/2015

A wastewater treatment plant. (Dublin San Ramon Services District)

San Jose Mayor Pushes For Wastewater As Partial Solution To California’s Drought

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.

04/27/2015

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Where Are You Wasting? A Free Audit Can Conserve Water, Save Money

KCBS’ Mike Sugerman finds out where water is being wasted in his home after a free audit by San Francisco’s water agency.

04/27/2015

California’s Drought Won’t Stop Multi-Billion Dollar Salmon Restoration Project On Dried-Up River

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.

04/26/2015

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