In response to the drought and State-mandated outdoor water use restrictions, we are implementing a Mandatory Irrigation Allocation Program requiring reductions in outdoor water use for all potable irrigation accounts. Irrigation accountholders are required to reduce landscape water use by 25% and have been provided with water use allocations through October 2016. Allocations are determined using 2013 baseline water use data and are expressed as gallons per day (gpd).
The allocation for each irrigation account is compared against the actual usage for the billing month. If water use exceeds the allocation, an Excess Use Charge of 100% of your applicable water rate will be charged for each unit of water exceeding the allocation. The Excess Use Charge will be added to your bill and will be in addition to normal charges.
Irrigation accountholders enrolled in SFPUC’s Interruptible Service Program are subject to a mandatory 30% reduction with an Excess Use Charge of 300% of the applicable water rate.
Other resources to help you save