Water agencies face falling revenue as customers conserve water

04/21/2009 | San Francisco Chronicle

Water agencies face a catch-22 as they encourage customers to conserve water -- and face falling revenue in the process. The East Bay Municipal Utility District in California imposed water rationing last year, but now must raise its rates to cover a $12-million shortfall. The utility district's board of directors voted last week to end water rationing and increase rates by 7.5%.

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