- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area water agency is removing drought fines for those who exceeded the district’s conservation quotas.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/21eSmA8 ) Wednesday that supply shortages in the East Bay Municipal Utility District, as in much of the state, have eased with the wet winter and stepped-up conservation efforts.

The agency is asking residential customers to continue abiding by last year’s 20 percent cutback, acknowledging that the state’s historic drought is not over. But by a unanimous vote of the agency’s board, the district will no longer impose the fines upward of $1,000, starting Tuesday, the newspaper reported.

Residential customers have been fined a total of nearly $597,000 since July. Many past violators are public figures, including Oakland A’s executive Billy Beane, retired Golden State Warriors center Adonal Foyle, and San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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