How are other cities affected by the current drought?

Every water supplier is affected by water supply shortages differently.  Some water providers can 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 Water Shortage Contingency Plans, which define actions to meet anticipated water supply shortfalls of up to 50% or more.  

Other Sonoma County agencies that purchase water from Sonoma Water must also reduce their water purchases from Sonoma Water by up to 20%. Check with the individual city or water district to determine the level of reduction required.  

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1. What does a 20% mandatory reduction in water use mean?
2. What is the 20% reduction target timeline compared to?
3. Why do we continue to allow new building and development during a water shortage?
4. Does the City of Santa Rosa provide water to wineries and other agricultural interests?
5. How do I request an exemption or variance from a water use prohibition or restriction?
6. How is the City of Santa Rosa responding to the regional drought emergency?
7. How do I cut back my water use if I'm already efficient with my water use?
8. What is considered efficient water use?
9. Is the City of Santa Rosa enforcing any water use prohibitions?
10. How can I figure out how much water I use?
11. How does the City enforce the prohibition on water waste?
12. How do I report water waste?
13. Is washing cars at home allowed?
14. How will my water bill be affected by the drought?
15. What resources are available to help me reduce my water use?
16. What will happen if we do not get rain this coming winter?
17. How are other cities affected by the current drought?
18. Where can I find additional information?