GCSD urges water saving

By Alex MacLean / The Union Democrat

Groveland Community Services District is asking customers to reduce water use by 10 percent, joining a number of other California water agencies also calling for conservation.

On Monday, GCSD's Board of Directors unanimously voted to implement the Phase 1 water-shortage contingency plan, with plans to possibly consider enacting mandatory restrictions in March.

District General Manager Jon Sterling said the board's decision was in response to a directive Friday by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for all wholesale customers on the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System to voluntarily cut water consumption by 10 percent due to the growing drought crisis in California.

"We don't have any water rights. We buy water from SFPUC, so what they ask for will be one of the driving forces for what we ask of our customers," Sterling said.

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