Bay Area water plan calls for more conservation
U.S. Water News Online
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco officials have released a water plan that calls for increased conservation and recycling over the next decade to meet the needs of the 2.5 million Bay Area residents who rely on the Hetch Hetchy water system.
The recommendation for ramped-up water conservation and recycling was included in an environmental report released by Ed Harrington, general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
If approved by the SFPUC and the San Francisco Planning Commission in late October, the report will kick-start 17 regional water projects that are crucial to a multibillion dollar upgrade of the water system.
The 167-mile Hetch Hetchy system carries water from the Sierra Nevada to the Bay Area.
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