Posted by on November 24, 2021 11:02 pm
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San Francisco Declares Water Shortage Emergency, Urges Residents to Reduce Usage

San Francisco has declared a water shortage emergency and is calling on nearly 3 million residents in four Bay Area counties to conserve water. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), which oversees a system of pipelines, pumps, and tunnels that carry most of the Bay Area’s water 160 miles from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, said Nov. 23 that it has unanimously approved measures to further conserve and reduce water usage across its service territory, in response to “exceptionally dry weather conditions” that have affected the entire state over the past two years. As a result of the emergency measure, San Francisco will be committed to reducing its system-wide water consumption by 10 percent, compared to water use from July 2019 to June 2020. The voluntary reduction will be applied to all of the SFPUC’s 2.7 million customers, which include those in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa …

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