San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Customers will pay a 100 percent surcharge for water use over 90 percent of last year’s usage.
Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay have decided at their meetings to impose mandatory restrictions for water use.
Palo Alto officials are targeting water-wasting activities like washing down sidewalks and irrigating to the point of saturation. City council approved the new series of restrictions late Monday night.
The California drought has pushed Gleneagles Golf Course in San Francisco to the brink of closure, but its operator is hoping the city can help save it.
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission may impose mandatory water rationing for the first time in more than 20 years. Despite the continuing drought, the commission says it appears many aren’t heeding the conservation call.
The discovery that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has quietly taken steps to eliminate all funding for CleanPowerSF, the stalled program to sell public power to city residents, has caused an uproar at City Hall.
When SF Supervisor John Avalos recently asked Mayor Ed Lee to launch CleanPowerSF, Lee said no because it actually partners with a fossil fuel company in Texas and doesn’t bring jobs to the city.
San Francisco city officials asked residents Friday to cut back on their water usage.
San Francisco officials are looking at how the city can better use recycled water as supplies steadily dwindle and Mayor Ed Lee, who’s still in Washington, D.C. after last night’s State of the Union address, said he’s seeking federal assistance for infrastructure.
After Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency for California’s drought last week, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is asking customers to cut back water usage by ten percent.