§ 8B.122.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES RELATED TO WATER AND CLEAN WATER

a.

The Commission shall develop, periodically update and implement programs to achieve goals and objectives consistent with the following:

1.

Provide water and clean water services to San Francisco and water service to its wholesale customers while maintaining stewardship of the system by the City;

2.

Establish equitable rates sufficient to meet and maintain operation, maintenance and financial health of the system;

3.

Provide reliable water and clean water services and optimize the systems’ ability to withstand disasters;

4.

Protect and manage lands and natural resources used by the Commission to provide utility services consistent with applicable laws in an environ-mentally sustainable manner. Operate hydroelectric generation facilities in a manner that causes no reasonably anticipated adverse impacts on water service and habitat;

5.

Develop and implement priority programs to increase and to monitor water conservation and efficiency system-wide;

6.

Utilize state-of-the-art innovative technologies where feasible and beneficial;

7.

Develop and implement a comprehensive set of environmental justice guidelines for use in connection with its operations and projects in the City;

8.

Create opportunities for meaningful community participation in development and implementation of the Commission’s policies and programs; and

9.

Improve drinking water quality with a goal of exceeding applicable drinking water standards if feasible.

History

(Added November 2002)

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