East Bay MUD proposes 8% water bill increase over 2 years

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- In the middle of a drought, East Bay MUD customers could see their water bills go up.

The utility wants to bump rates by 4% starting in July and then another 4% next July.

EBMUD wants to spend the money on upgrading pipelines and wastewater treatment plants among other things.

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The plan will be detailed Tuesday afternoon. A public hearing and vote on the proposal is scheduled for June 8.

More information about rates can be found here.

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