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State Water Board Adopts 25% Mandatory Water Conservation Regulation

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
From the State Water Resources Control Board 5/5/2015 media release:

"With emergency drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board Tuesday adopted anemergency regulation requiring an immediate 25 percent reduction in overall potable urban water use statewide in accordance with Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 1 Executive Order.[...]

The conservation savings for all urban water suppliers (serving more than 3,000 connections) are allocated across nine tiers of increasing levels of residential gallons per capita per day (R-GPCD) water use to reduce water use by 25 percent statewide and will take effect June 1st. For specific information on the tiers and the suppliers in each tier, please visit here."

Note that it will take the SWRCB a few days to get the final Emergency Regulations document up on the Emergency Regulations Development webpage.

SWRCB Releases Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking and the Emergency Regulation Digest for the Proposed Emergency Regulation that will be considered by the State Water Board at its May 5-6, 2015 meeting have been posted online at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/drought/emergency_mandatory_regulations.shtml.  The Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking begins a formal comment period that will conclude on May 4, 2015 at 10:00am.

During this formal notice period, written comments must be received by 10:00am on Monday, May 4, 2015 and addressed to:

Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street, 24th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Comment letters may be submitted electronically in pdf text format (less than 15 megabytes in total size) to the Clerk of the Board via e-mail at commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov.  If the file is greater than 15 megabytes in total size, then the comment letter may be submitted by fax at (916) 341-5620.  All comments should indicate on the subject line: “Comment Letter – Emergency Conservation Regulation.”

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The Partnership is now in a transition year--an exceptional point in its history when members are shaping the organization from the ground up to both advance water efficiency in California while serving member needs. Learn more by reading our fact sheet and list of frequently asked questions.