We are pleased to share Richmond Standard’s exciting article
Last month, the utility’s Board of Directors voted in favor of the temporary surcharge — a hike of about $4.30 per month for the average single family — as a result of the drought.
The surcharge was supposed to take effect Friday, the Times reported.
But following several bouts of heavy rainfall, EBMUD has postponed that surcharge, which would raise $16 million to pay for the cost to pump over 16,000 acre feet of emergency water from the Sacramento River.
That doesn’t mean the surcharge proposal has been nixed.