Measures to Reduce the Economic Impacts of a Drought-Induced Water Shortage in the San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Public Utility Commission

TXP, in collaboration with Public Financial Management, analyzed the economic impacts of water rationing on the commercial and industrial sectors in the San Francisco Public Utility Commission's service area. The impact of reduced water availability was analyzed with input from water sensitive commercial and industrial customers. TXP assessed the potential response of key economic sectors to various forms of draught mitigation, and then specific mitigation policies were identified for further analysis reflecting potential response. The end result was a document that included specific recommendations on a range of policy measures and their anticipated effectiveness.