WWD Terminates Level 2 Water Shortage Status

On April 11, 2023, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission adopted Resolution 23-0073, ending the local water shortage emergency declaration. As a result, on June 8, 2023, the District Board of Directors passed Resolution 670, terminating the implementation the Stage 2 restrictions of the 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan under the District's Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP).

According to the SFPUC:

“Recent storms have made this year one of the wettest on record, and snowpack has reached historic levels,” said Dennis Herrera, SFPUC General Manager. “This follows three of the driest years in recorded history. While these storms may have ended the latest drought for much of California, climate change is resulting in weather whiplash. Rapid shifts between extreme weather mean long-term vulnerabilities for our water supply. Over the next 10 years, the SFPUC is investing billions in capital improvement programs to ensure reliable delivery of clean drinking water, systemwide climate change adaptation, and ratepayer affordability.”

The WWD urges customers to continue using water efficient practices and to take advantage of water conservation resources made available by the District.