Despite all that rain in December, serious drought conditions persist and Zone 7 urges everyone in its service area to continue to conserve.
The agency supplies water to Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Dougherty Valley.
Last week, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced it was increasing State Water Project allocations to Zone 7 and other water contractors, from the initial 10%, up to 15%.
However, if the allocation stands for 2015, it will still be among the lowest in DWR's history. The final allocation for 2014 was a record-setting low of 5%.
It will take sustained levels of significant snow and rain to ease the drought, now in its fourth year, an agency spokesman said.
Zone 7 enters 2015 with banked out-of-Valley and local groundwater supplies and continues to work on many fronts to bolster its short- and long-term water-supply reliability. But resources are limited and continued conservation among businesses and residents in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Dougherty Valley remains critical.