Monday Top of the Scroll: Now it’s San Francisco’s turn to ask residents, suburban customers to cut water use
San Francisco’s robust water supply, long unruffled by the severe dry spell now in its second year, has finally begun to feel the pinch of drought, and city water managers are recognizing it may be time to cut back. Officials at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission plan to ask city residents and businesses to reduce water use by 5%, compared to two years ago, and ask the more than two dozen communities that buy water from the city to reduce water use nearly 14%….The planned cutbacks are part of a water shortage emergency that the SFPUC’s governing board is looking to declare at its meeting Tuesday.
- San Jose Mercury News: How San Jose residents can navigate extreme drought
- California Data Collaborative: Latest proposals from DWR on California’s Water Efficiency Framework