FAIRFIELD — Benicia could ask its residents to voluntarily reduce their water use by 20 percent.
The Benicia City Council will discuss the matter Tuesday. It meets at 6 p.m. in its chamber at 250 E. L St.
Benicia typically gets 85 percent of its water through the state’s North Bay Aqueduct. But the State Water Project is set to deliver only 5 percent of allocations this year because of the three-year drought. Before the recent rains, the state had planned to deliver no water.
Unlike Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville and Vallejo, Benicia does not get Lake Berryessa water. Lake Berryessa reservoir is owned by the U.S Bureau of Reclamation, not the state.
Gov. Jerry Brown has already called on all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent .
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