CHA News Article

State Water Board Proposes Extending Emergency Water Regulations
Regulations effective through Oct. 31

Last November, Gov. Brown issued an Executive Order directing the State Water Board to extend restrictions to achieve a statewide reduction in urban potable water usage — based on drought conditions through January 2016. While the state experienced much-needed snow and rainfall in December and January, surface storage remains at or near historic lows. The State Water Resources Control Board has proposed new emergency regulations that extend the requirements of the existing emergency regulation and offer modest adjustments. As drought conditions persist, all water suppliers must continue to meet their individual conservation standards. Outdoor irrigation will continue to present the greatest opportunity for the highest reductions. For more information, see the attached fact sheet on proposed regulatory changes and the Governor’s Executive Order.  

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