Of course BAWSCA represents more that just residential customers. Some 20 "Fortune 500" companies are headquartered in BAWSCA cities, but outside San Francisco, including household names like Google, Hewlett Packard, Tesla, Facebook and Intel. So these companies, at least indirectly, will have more say in how their water is managed as well.
It is also only reasonable that all Americans have a say in how our nation's national parks and natural resources are managed. The events leading to damming and flooding Yosemite National Park's Hetch Hetchy a century ago taught us a lesson. We learned that lesson, and passed the National Park Service Act in 1916 to ensure we would not repeat the mistake.
We are still, however, living with the mistake. San Francisco and its customers comprise the most economically productive area in the country, but it is also the only area that has caused so much destruction in one of our flagship national parks.
Restore Hetch Hetchy congratulates these communities on their increased role in managing San Francisco's Regional Water System. We also invite them to embrace our vision of returning the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park to its natural splendor ─ while continuing to meet the water and power needs of all communities that depend on the Tuolumne River.