Water

Stevens Creek, Mountain View. (CBS)

Treated Water From Mountain View Toxic Site Eyed For Irrigation, Potential Drinking Water

Groundwater from a toxic site in Mountain View, treated and basically thrown away, is now being viewed as a source for irrigation and could also be considered for drinking water.

07/07/2015

Water main break near San Francisco General Hospital on July 3, 2015 (CBS SF)

Crews Working To Repair Water Main Break Near SF General Hospital

Utility crews are working to repair a water main break near San Francisco General Hospital in the city’s Mission neighborhood Friday morning, a spokeswoman from the city’s public utilities commission said.

07/03/2015

Alameda Creek dam destroyed by vandals, releasing 50 million gallons of water that had been stored for the drought. (KPIX)

Surveillance Video Shows Dam Vandalized, 50 Million Gallons Of Water Lost

Fremont police hope surveillance video will help them find three men suspected of vandalizing a dam, wasted millions of gallons of water in the process.

07/02/2015

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Contra Costa County looking To Expand Water Reservoir With Supply Stretched Thin By Drought

With the region’s water supply already stretched thin by drought conditions, the Contra Costa Water District, along with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, is looking at further expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County.

07/01/2015

Water (GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Drought Surcharge, Rate Increase Takes Effect For EBMUD Customers

East Bay customers will pay more for their water now that a drought surcharge and rate increase has taken effect.

07/01/2015

California State Parks

4th Of July Safety At California State Parks During The Drought

The holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one for many California state parks, and officials are reminding people to be safe outdoors.

06/30/2015

(Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Activist Begins Signature Campaign For Tax On California Bottled Water

A political activist says companies that take water from California’s ground should pay a fair amount for it – and he’s collecting signatures for an initiative to go on the 2016 ballot that would tax bottled water.

06/30/2015

sewer cover, sewage, manhole

California Drought Taking Serious Toll On Aging Sewer System In San Francisco

California’s severe drought is taking a serious toll on San Francisco’s aging sewer system.

06/29/2015

A lawn sprinkler sends water runoff onto the sidewalk in violation of restrictions during an early morning patrol by the City of Sacramento Water Conservation Office in Sacramento. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Neighbor Wasting Water? Here’s How To Get Them Conserving Without #DroughtShaming

In an environmental era marked by passive aggressive #DroughtShaming social media posts, a Bay Area nonprofit is giving tips for (nicely) reminding neighbors to turn off those lawn sprinklers and garden hoses.

06/29/2015

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Regulators To San Francisco: Stop Taking Water From Tuolumne River During Drought

The State Water Resources Control Board on Friday ordered cutbacks for San Francisco to stop taking some of its water from the Tuolumne River despite the city’s decades-old water rights.

06/26/2015

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