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Are municipal utilities more resilient during disasters?

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Municipal utilities drive sustainability in smaller cities

National survey says residential customers trust SMUD - The Sacramento Municipal Utility District ranked highly in residential customer trust survey released Wednesday by an independent research firm. #PublicPower #Utility

It’s one thing to own your utility and have a commitment to renewable energy, but it’s another thing to deliver. The municipal utility in Palo Alto, CA, set an ambitious target of 33% renewable energy by 2015 and to ultimately deliver a carbon neutral electricity supply. They will reach 48% renewable power in 2017 and met the carbon neutral goal starting last year.

from Forbes

Drought Fighting Tool: Using Water Data To Change Behavior, Promote Conservation

Does blending personalized water consumption data, conservation tips and competitive spirit create the right formula for getting people to use less water? That would be "yes" for the East Bay Municipal Utility District, which announces on Tuesday that participants in a year-long experiment have reduced their water use by an average [...]

Knights of Columbus installed two ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ banners by New Braunfels Utilities several weeks ago. A spokesperson for the company said they had to remove them cause they contained a ‘religious message’. “Regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees with the message, NBU is a municipal utility and cannot lawfully display a religious …

from SFGate

New list of water hogs includes bankers, lawyers, former Warrior

[...] they share a distinction — they’re still guzzling water as if California isn’t mired in a historic drought. A collective gulp could almost be heard Thursday when the biggest water supplier in the area released its second list of those whose excessive use of the precious liquid prompted penalties. The batch of 1,098 East Bay Municipal Utility District customers who sucked up more than their share during a 60-day billing period this summer was a who’s who of some of the richest people…

from San Francisco Chronicle

California drought: Delta town grapples with water cutbacks

The moon rises over an island that has emerged as the water recedes at the Camanche Reservoir April 3, 2015 in Ione, Calif. The reservoir, which is part of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, is currently at about 25 percent of its capacity. Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle