How are other cities affected?

Every water supplier is affected by water supply shortages differently. Some water providers have the ability to store greater volumes of water or have access to more local supplies, such as groundwater or recycled water. Water use and customer type also varies from water supplier to water supplier. To respond to dry conditions, all water suppliers in California have Urban Water Shortage Contingency Plans, which define actions to meet anticipated water supply shortfalls of up to 50 percent.

Other Sonoma County agencies that purchase water from the Sonoma County Water Agency, are all requesting a 20 percent water reduction.

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1. How is the City of Cotati responding to the regional drought emergency?
2. What does a 20 percent voluntary reduction in water use mean?
3. How do I cut back my water use if I'm already efficient with my water use?
4. What is considered efficient water use?
5. How can I figure out how much water I use?
6. Is the City enforcing any water use prohibitions?
7. How does the City enforce the Water Waste Ordinance?
8. How do I report water waste?
9. How will my water bill be affected?
10. What resources are available to help me reduce my water use?
11. What will happen if we do not get rain this coming winter?
12. How are other cities affected?
13. Why do we continue to allow new building and development during a water shortage?
14. I own a pool. What can I do to help save water?