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Posted on: September 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SFID Board Meeting - Public Hearing on Water Shortage and Response Policies

SFID’s board of directors will discuss several items this week at the monthly meeting regarding the dry conditions persisting throughout the state and ways our community can respond. A public hearing will be held to address changes necessary to the District administrative code, which dictates policies and procedures, to address recent updates to the water shortage response plans. In June 2021, the Board approved the Urban Water Management Plan, which is a state mandated five-year outlook on water supply demands and plans to ensure water reliability for our communities. A segment of that plan, the Water Shortage Contingency Plan contains progressive steps the District will take in the event of dry conditions, worsening of those conditions, and potential allocations by wholesale agencies. Now that the plan has been approved and accepted by the state, final changes are being made to District administrative policies. A summary of the changes can be found here, and the public hearing will take place during the meeting that begins at 8:30 a.m at District headquarters in Rancho Santa Fe. 

In addition, the Board will discuss moving the District to a Water Shortage Response Level 1. This level asks for a voluntary 10% reduction in water use by the community, to address dry conditions and respond to a statewide call for water conservation. The Board will discuss the status of current water supply conditions, actions by wholesale suppliers about water supply and storage, and the voluntary call to action for our communities.  This action is in response to worsening water supply conditions in the Southwest, and a request by the Governor for a  reduction of water use. You can listen to the meeting live here:

Please visit the SFID website for more information. Additional water conservation tips and rebates are available on our website and social media channels like Twitter and Facebook. Learn more and email Teresa Penunuri at if you are interested in a presentation for your organization.

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