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EBMUD suspending water-waster penalties

Original post made on Apr 27, 2016

An ordinance that imposes fines on suspected water wasters in the San Ramon Valley and other parts of the East Bay as a reaction to the state's drought is being lifted, according to the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 8:34 AM

Comments (2)

Posted by Timothy T
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:09 pm

It's this kind of ignorant leadership that put us in this position in the first place. California will always be in a drought from now on and needs to act as such. The reservoirs are full but the water table is empty and, for hundreds of years, won't be filled.

The EBMUD board acting like people can fill their pools and water their lawns again is the height of stupidity.

Posted by Debby
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 28, 2016 at 11:11 pm

My friends in San Ramon had to make cuts before Jerry Brown became governor and then rates went up because everyone was saving. Then after Jerry Brown asked everyone to save, EBMUD did it again and added fines. All I read was lifting of the fines but still having the fines on the books and still releasing names as shaming. I don't see the rates changing for them. It's best to save but those with money will continue to do whatever they like. Those folk shouldn't just be shamed, they should be doing community service towards drought relief - yes, time in the community.

I'd like more of what EBMUD did done in SoCal. 2 summers ago we visited friends in Anaheim - people were washing their driveways and she said her complex over watered the lawn and much went on to the pavement. She brought it to manager's attention - deaf ears.

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