Sierra mountain water returns to 800,000 East Bay taps

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The taps of many East Bay residents are now flowing with the crisp waters of the Sierras after a five-month hiatus. East Bay Municipal District (EBMUD) announced that customers west of the Oakland Hills would no longer receive source water from local reservoirs, as was the case since Nov. 2016 while the Orinda Water Treatment Plant underwent upgrades. To ensure the uninterrupted delivery of water during construction, EBMUD sourced water from Sobrante, San Pablo and Upper San Leandro plants for five months. Up to 800,000 East Bay residents were affected by the switch, reports the East Bay Times...

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