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In response to improved water supply conditions in much of California, the State Water Board modified emergency drought regulations on May 18, 2016. These latest adjustments change the State-required reduction mandates for water suppliers and extend water waste restrictions and other requirements through January 2017. Under the updated regulations, the State Water Board has adjusted water reduction targets to zero for agencies like the SFPUC that demonstrate sufficient water supplies to cover another three years of drought. The SFPUC conducted an analysis to confirm we have enough water to meet customer demand over this period and summarized the results in a memo.

Given, however, that our regional system reservoirs are not yet full and we don’t know how much rain next year will bring, we are still calling for a 10% voluntary system-wide reduction and adherence to all water waste restrictions. We commend our customers for responding so well to the drought and ask that everyone keep up their commitment to save water. Click here for more information about our modified water use reductions and ongoing restrictions. For information about the Interruptible Water Service Program for FY 2016-2017, click here.

Replace Old Plumbing Fixtures. It's the law! 

Commercial Water Conservation Ordinance - Deadline for Compliance January 1, 2017 


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lawn sign touting Brown is the new GreenJoin SF Public Works, SF Recreation and Parks, and the SFPUC by reducing your outdoor watering and by proudly putting up a sign promoting “Brown is the New Green.”

Pick up FREE signs at the SFPUC Customer Service Center, 525 Golden Gate Avenue, 1st Floor. Request larger quantities by emailing




Last updated: 7/21/2016 10:31:04 AM