Audit: Recycled Water Program Needs More Financial Oversight

A new report says South Bay Water Recycling, which provides reclaimed water to San Jose, needs to get a better handle on its accounting.

DA Confirms Investigation into Water District Deal with RMC

The District Attorney’s office confirmed Friday it has launched an investigation into conflicts of interest and allegations of fraudulent billing involving the Santa Clara Valley Water District and consultant RMC Water and Environment.

Water District Chair Calls for DA to Investigate Conflicts of Interest, Alleged Improper Billing

An investigation into the Santa Clara Valley Water District has identified conflicts of interest between the public agency and consultant RMC Water and Environment, as well as allegations of fraudulent billing.

Water District CEO Rushes Big-Dollar Consulting Contract, Fails to Disclose Conflicts of Interest

Santa Clara Valley Water District CEO Beau Goldie failed to disclose conflicts of interest regarding a $4 million consulting contract with RMC, the beneficiary of more than $18 million from the water district in the last decade.

Drought Inspires Cash-for-Grass Rebates, Native Gardening Trend

With California slogging through its fourth year of an apocalyptic dry spell—the worst in 106 years—a new market has emerged for drought-tolerant landscapes.