Surveying Members on Drought Response Measures
The state water board on Tuesday (May 5) approved the first-ever mandatory urban water use restrictions in California history. Beginning June 1, water agencies will be required to meet individual conservation targets or face state fines up to $10,000 per day. The targets themselves vary on a nine-point scale, from 8 to 36 percent, based on 2013 per-capita per-day water use figures. In the Bay Area, San Francisco must conserve 8 percent, East Bay MUD 16 percent, San Jose Water Company 20 percent, Marin Municipal Water District 20 percent, and the Contra Costa Water District 28 percent. In the face of these historic restrictions, the Council would like to know how the private sector is responding to the drought. Please take a moment to forward this survey to the relevant personnel at your company. To identify what conservation tier your water agency falls into, please click here. To engage in our water policy work, contact Policy Director Adrian Covert.