Wednesday March 29, 2023


East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) announced on Tuesday they are making adjustments to its emergency drought regulations and that they expect reservoirs to fully refill. 

This comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom last week signed an executive order that eased some water limits after California’s three-year drought. Due to the relentless rain from this past winter season, the utility district will suspend penalties for excessive water use beginning Wednesday, March 29. 

The decision was made by EBMUD’s Board of Directors. As a result, customers will move from 10% mandatory conservation to 10% voluntary water use reduction. “Further changes could occur when the EBMUD Board reviews the final water supply report for the year in late April,” the district said in a news release. 

EBMUD has 1.4 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. 

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