CHA News Article

California Continues to Face One of Most Severe Droughts on Record

Last week, Gov. Brown announced new emergency drought legislation, calling on all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent and prevent water waste. To further strengthen water conservation, the Water Resources Control Board voted last week to expand and extend an emergency regulation to prohibit certain water use, such as washing down sidewalks, and create a minimum standard for outdoor irrigation restrictions by urban water suppliers. Hospitals are encouraged to continue to conserve water where appropriate, such as in outdoor landscaping areas. CHA will continue to monitor the state’s drought response for any impacts to hospital operations and patient care services. For more information about the drought and opportunities for conserving water, visit