The most controversial part of the bill remains the plan for a possible canal that would divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River delta to pumps sending water south to Southern California.
While not specifically in the bill, the very thought of such a canal is offensive to Northern California residents who care about the issue.
Hence the East Bay Municipal Utility District is still opposed to the bill.
The move from the SFPUC might sway politicians who are on the fence, with State Senator Mark Leno telling the San Francisco Chronicle it's "encouragment" to support the bill.
Jackson West finds all this talk of water makes him thirsty.