On the heels of the announcement of emergency water cutbacks, Bay Area businesses are starting to make some changes.
Since Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California, businesses are looking into what could be done to conserve water.
People NBC Bay Area spoke to said they are well aware of the need to conserve, and those who have been around for previous droughts, said they already know how to do it. They said they are taking shorter showers and not watering their lawns, but businesses must also make cutbacks.
Many restaurants across the Tri-Valley area are not serving customers water unless it is specifically requested. Some restaurant owners said they see a lot of full water glasses left on the tables at the end of meals and said it can quickly add up.
At the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton Saturday, people from many different faiths came to pray for rain. The event was organized by the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islasmic Relations.
"Modern people have become so divorced from nature. People now they think, 'oh what a beautiful day,' when it should be rainig," a person at the fairgrounds said.
Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton have already been told by officials that they will not be getting any water from the state water project, which suppplies 80 percent of their water each year.
Now, the region is forced to conserve water and rely on local reservoirs and underground wells for its supply.