As posted a few days, EBMUD was expected to approve Governor Jerry Browns mandated water restrictions. Now they have.
As expected, East Bay Municipal Utility District’s 1.3 million customers are in for some drastic water restrictions and increased penalties unless they get on board with water conservation.
On Tuesday, the EBMUD board approved several measures and declared a stage 4 drought emergency. They also increased conservation targets from 15% to 20%.
The problem is, those who live in the East Bay aren’t anywhere near those targets.
“Our customers have not given it to us this year, so far we have only gotten 6%, so we really need to step up our game in terms of conservation,” said EBMUD spokesperson Nelsy Rodriguez.
The board is set to adopt outdoor watering restrictions. The limit for outdoor watering is already limited to 2 days a week, but now the hours between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be off limits.
If you see EBMUD users wasting water – let EBMUD know. http://www.ebmud.com/report-water-waste