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