The $200 million comes from a 2006 general obligation bond, Proposition 84, approved to help regional water systems.
As the drought in California continues, 17 communities throughout the state could run out of water within 60 to 120 days, state officials said.
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.
South Bay water customers are now able to find ways to cut water consumption and save money with a free house call.
Water conservation efforts are in full force across the Bay Area. Marin County residents are being asked to cut their water usage voluntarily while one Sonoma County town is imposing mandatory reductions.
Many in the Bay Area have already installed low-flow showerheads and toilets, so when Governor Jerry Brown asked us to voluntarily reduce our water consumption by 20 percent, many were wondering how to do that.
As state water officials consider a drought declaration, Bay Area water officials continue to call for water conservation.
Survey finds snow levels in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and reservoirs statewide well below normal. State water officials are pushing for conservation.