SF Examiner: SFPUC requires outdoor irrigation accounts to reduce water use to 25 percent of 2013 levels

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission passed a measure today that aims to aggressively conserve water in the city by increasing the mandatory outdoor irrigation reduction from 10 percent to 25 percent of 2013 usage, a utility spokesman said Tuesday.

“For outdoor irrigation accounts, any water use in excess of the 25 percent reduction will be billed at twice the current water rate,” explained SFPUC spokesman Tyrone Jue.

Steven Ritchie, assistant general manager of the SFPUC’s Water Enterprise, said residents are also required to reduce their water usage by 10 percent below their 2013 usage.

See full article here: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sfpuc-requires-outdoor-irrigation-accounts-to-reduce-water-use-to-25-percent-of-2013-levels/Content?oid=2931420