By Matt Artz
Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 11:34 am in Uncategorized.
Lots of papers had this type of story about the Sierra Snowpack being pretty week in this third consecutive dry year.
Tri-City area residents aren’t as dependent on the Sierra as the folks in SF and Oakland, but the drought could soon impact residents.
The Alameda County Water District, which only serves Fremont, Newark and Union City, is in the process of developing contingency plans for mandatory water reductions and rate increases for customers who use too much water.
The district could be looking to ask customers to use anywhere from 10 to 20 percent less water, depending on how the rest of the rainy season goes. Those would be the first mandatory restrictions since 1991/92.