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EMERGENCY CONSERVATION REGULATIONS

What's Prohibited for Everyone

  • Using potable water to wash sidewalks & driveways
  • Runoff when irrigating with potable water
  • Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars
  • Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water
  • Using outdoor irrigation during and 48 hours following measurable precipitation

What's Required for Business

  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers on request
  • Hotels and Motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily

What Water Suppliers Must Do

  • Impose restrictions on outdoor irrigation
  • Notify customers about leaks that are within the customer's control
  • Report on water use monthly
  • Report on compliance and enforcement


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  • To report wasteful practices at State facilities, please use the Department of General Services' online reporting system at: http://saveourh2o.org/report-water-waste.
  • Contact the State Water Board's drought hotline for questions on drought-related activities including general questions on the emergency regulations: (916) 341-5342.

State Water Board Adopts Update of Emergency Regulations for Water Conservation

On March 17, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted an expanded drought-related emergency regulation to ensure water suppliers, their customers, and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings.

Proposed Update of Emergency Regulations for Water Conservation

On March 17, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board will consider amending and readopting the drought-related emergency regulation to ensure water suppliers, their customers, and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings.

State Water Board Adopts Statewide Emergency Conservation Regulations

To report wasteful practices in your work or residential neighborhoods, please contact your water supplier.
For more information on your water supplier, please use the Water Supplier Locator Tool.


Proposed Emergency Regulations for Water Conservation

On July 15, 2014 the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water suppliers, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings.




Contacts for Additional Information or Questions

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MEDIA REQUESTS

  George Kostyrko, Director
Office of Public Affairs
(916) 341-7365
George.Kostyrko@waterboards.ca.gov
Timothy M. Moran
Public Information Officer
(916) 327-8239
Timothy.Moran@waterboards.ca.gov


PROGRAM QUESTIONS

Eric Oppenheimer
(916) 445-5960
Eric.Oppenheimer@waterboards.ca.gov
Max Gomberg
(916) 322-3052
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