The San Juan Water District could ask customers to cut their water usage by as much as 40 percent.
It's the latest in a series of hard conservation measures being imposed at a district meeting in Granite Bay Wednesday night.
Customers like Betty Chrisman, heard on News10, say despite potential rate hikes, not enough is being done for people like her who are already conserving as much as possible.
"I need you to tell me if we either stop showering or stop flushing the toilet because we won't be able to do both," Chrisman said.
But, Water District Director Shauna Lourance laid out the grim facts about the drought and the effect it's going to have unless something drastic takes place.
"It's awful, it's going to be difficult, but unless the water situation improves at Folsom Lake, we're in a situation that we don't have many other options," Lourance said.
San Juan Water District serves more than quarter million customers in Placer and Sacramento counties.