Modesto Homeowners Decry Public Shaming, Fines From Water District Over Alleged Water TheftCasey and Diane Johnson have a small garden on their Garst Road property, but the small patch of land recently cost the couple $1,500 and something they say is even more valuable.
Modesto Homeowners Accused Of Stealing Water From Canal, Face $1,500 Fines Six Modesto homeowners face $1,500 fines for stealing water from the Empire Canal behind their homes. The Modesto Irrigation District said it discovered illegal siphons at the homes of five neighbors and one woman started pumping more water after her allocated share ran out.
Vet: Dog Died From Modesto Irrigation District Rodent PoisonMID’s Samantha Wookey says they and other irrigation districts have been using the poison for years to keep squirrels from burrowing in the canal levees.
Modesto Irrigation District: Smart Meters Saved $1.8 Million In 18 MonthsThe district says it’s cracking down on power diversions, as they’re known in the industry, that end up costing other customers.