Listen: NPR Feature on One Downside of Water Conservation

The water districts aren’t selling as much water and are now facing revenue gaps.

Listen here to hear a comparison of Pleasanton and neighbors Dublin and San Ramon. It describes how both water districts serving the two have crushed the reduction goals set by the state. But one faces a growing revenue gap while the other one had implemented emergency drought rates 1.5 years ago.

This revenue issue is popping up around the state, causing a policy makers to scramble and get drought water rates approved before the deficit grows larger.