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California's East Bay Municipal Utility District pulling from Sacramento River
10/6/2021 12:56:37 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
Alameda County, CA
Contra Costa County, CA

Start Date: 10/4/2021 - End Date: 2/28/2022
The East Bay Municipal Utility District announced that it would begin drawing water from the Sacramento River to increase water supplies. Through February, EBMUB intends to pump 35,250 acre-feet, or about 11 billion gallons, of water, which may affect the taste or smell of the water. The price tag for purchasing and delivering the supplemental water is nearly $15 million, which is being covered by budgeted operations costs. The district intends to pursue additional water transfers for 2022. EBMUD provides water for 1.4 million people in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and usually pulls from the Mokelumne River. KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco (Calif.), Oct 4, 2021