EBMUD’s board approves significant rate hikes
East Bay residents and businesses can expect significant increases to water and wastewater rates over the next two fiscal years.
On Tuesday, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) board of directors voted 5-1 to adopt a $2.3 billion budget that includes over $800 million for what the district called necessary water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.
To fund those infrastructure improvements, EBMUD states, water rates will increase 6.5 percent on July 1, 2019, and 6.25 percent on July 1, 2020. On the wastewater side, the typical homeowner will see a 3 percent increase on July 1, and an additional 4 percent increase in 2020, according to East Bay MUD.