Letter From Nicole Sandkulla Declaring Stage 2 Water Shortage
As anticipated, today 5/24/22 the SFPUC declared a Stage 2 water shortage and adopted a systemwide water use reduction of 11%.
I provided the attached statement to the Commission affirming BAWSCA’s support for the Governor’s and the SFPUC’s call for further water use reductions, while highlighting the significant impact this has on BAWSCA agencies. BAWSCA’s statement to the Commission attached for your reference.
I urge all BAWSCA member agencies to ask your water customers to consider additional, reasonable reductions in their water use given this critical drought period so that we can respond to both the Governor’s call and the requirements of the SFPUC.
The SFPUC will send a separate notification to the Wholesale Customers (via the Water Management Representatives) of the increased call for conservation as well as updated Tier 2 monthly budgets for FY 2022-23 within the next few days.