Water Boards Fact Sheet

02.04.2016 | Category, News


No one knows how the future will unfold. While the State may return to “normal,” or even to above average hydrologic water conditions in 2016 or 2017, such an outcome is far from certain, nor is it certain that one year of average or above-average water conditions will relieve the State from these historic drought conditions. Continued water conservation is imperative. Moving forward, the State Water Board is committed to working with water suppliers on implementing the Emergency Regulation, assessing water conditions throughout the spring, and adapting requirements as appropriate based on water supply conditions in April. The State is meeting the Governor’s 25 percent cumulative statewide conservation goal because Californians have risen to the occasion. As the State Water Board acts on the Governor’s Executive Order B-36-15, it will consider the lessons learned from the implementation of the current executive order and make adjustments to the Emergency Regulation as needed. The State Water Board will also begin to work with other agencies and stakeholders to develop longer term measures to ensure water continues to be used efficiently. (This fact sheet was last updated on January 15, 2016)

Extending the Emergency Water Conservation Regulation