Water Use & Demand

For FY 2016-17, total water demand of the BAWSCA service area, including SFPUC purchases and other sources, was 184.8 million gallons per day (mgd).  In comparison, in FY 1996-97, BAWSCA-wide demand reached 260 mgd.  When compared to FY 2012-13, the fiscal year immediately preceding the Governor's drought proclamation, water used in the BAWSCA service area was 17% less in FY 2016-17.  In FY 2016-17, 32% less water was used in the service area compared to the peak year, FY 1986-87, despite a 29% population increase.