Water Sold to San Francisco Residential Customers

Per capita consumption represents the average amount of water used by each residential customer per day. This measure includes customers served by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). It is an indicator of San Francisco’s conservation efforts and helps SFPUC track progress as it continues to invest in water conservation.

Public Utilities Commission


The SFPUC’s retail water conservation program consists of an extensive mix of measures, including incentives, services, and educational assistance. Incentives include rebates for high-efficiency fixtures; free toilets and installations for qualifying customers; discounts for graywater and rainwater systems; grants for large landscape irrigation efficiency improvements; and free efficient devices. Services include conservation surveys, landscape plan review, and school education programs.

The SFPUC also provides a host of tools to help customers understand and manage their water use, including an online portal for viewing daily, weekly, and monthly water use; alerts to single family customers with continuous water use; and a bill adjustment program for leak repair.

This measure is an estimate of per capita water sold to San Francisco residential customers in gallons per day calculated using the population of retail service area. Population data come from the California Department of Finance population estimates and water sales data come from SFPUC billing system.

The number displayed on the scorecard page represents a fiscal year average of the values in the chart above.


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