Water Conservation Portal
Our changing climate requires Californians to move beyond temporary emergency drought measures and adopt permanent changes to use water more wisely and prepare for more frequent and persistent periods of limited water supply. Conservation and efficiency also reduce the energy needed to pump, transport, treat and deliver water. Your small changes make a big impact. Only by working together can we improve and sustain the state’s water future for generations to come.
Visit the web links below. Learn about conservation programs and activities. Be water wise.
- DWR and State Water Board Release Primer on 2018 Water Conservation and Drought Planning Legislation (November 2018)
- Water Efficiency Legislation Will Soften Impacts of Future Droughts - Fact Sheet
- Water conservation, efficiency, and affordability legislation from the 2018 legislative session:
- Conservation reports (updated monthly)
- Public stakeholder workgroup meetings are being conducted during 2018 for informing the development of water loss performance standards (Senate Bill 555).
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For additional information or questions, please contact one of the representatives listed below. Email is preferred. Please be specific regarding your request, whether it is an interview request, speaker request, or question. Thank you.
- 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
- Max Gomberg, Manager, (916) 322-3052, Max.Gomberg@waterboards.ca.gov
- Affordability and Low-Income Rate Assistance
- Mary Yang, (916) 322-6507, Mary.Yang@waterboards.ca.gov
- Conservation Regulations and Reporting
- Monthly Water Conservation Data
- Jelena Hartman, (916) 319-8561, Jelena.Hartman@waterboards.ca.gov
- Water Loss Control and Distribution Leaks
- Kartiki Naik, (916) 319-9468, Kartiki.Naik@Waterboards.ca.gov