SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) may impose mandatory water rationing for the first time in more than 20 years. Despite the continuing drought, the commission says it appears that many in the Bay Area are not heeding the call to conserve water.
Water officials have been advising Bay Area residents to conserve water for months, but according to the commission, there’s no consistent change in the user’s behavior.
“Generally, people have been using less after it rains and using more when it warms back up. That’s of concern to us that there’s not a consistent decrease in usage that we’re seeing out there,” said the SFPUC’s Steve Ritchie.