Conserve . . . It's a California Way of Life
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.
- Resolution and Press Release (issued 04/26/17) Resolution rescinds the water supply stress test requirements and remaining mandatory conservation standards for urban water suppliers. The action was in response to Governor Brown's announcement earlier this month ending the drought state of emergency and transitioning to a permanent framework for making water conservation a California way of life. Current prohibitions against wasteful water use practices and requirements for monthly water use reporting remain in place. Also see: FAQ
- Executive Order B-40-17 Lifts the drought emergency in all California counties except Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne, where emergency drinking water projects will continue to help address diminished groundwater supplies. Today's order also rescinds two emergency proclamations from January 2014 and April 2014 and four drought-related executive orders issued in 2014 and 2015.
- Executive Order B-37-16 Sets forth actions to use water more wisely, eliminate water waste, strengthen local drought resilience, and improve agricultural water use efficiency and drought planning
- Implementation of EO B-37-16 | Mail List Sign-up The EO Agencies prepared a report on the conservation framework for the Governor's Office, Legislature, and the public to summarize their individual and collective implementation actions of and recommendations for all items contained in Executive Order B-37-16 to achieve the goal of making conservation a way of life in California.
- Adopted conservation emergency regulation and supporting documents - Urban water supplier monthly reports and statewide prohibited wasteful practices continue
- Low-Income Rate Assistance
- Conservation reports (updated monthly)
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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
- Timothy M. Moran
Public Information Officer
Max Gomberg – (916) 322-3052,
- Affordability and Low-Income Rate Assistance
Mary Yang – (916) 322-6507,
- Conservation Regulations
Charlotte Ely – (916) 319-9468,
Kathy Frevert – (916) 322-5274,
- Conservation Reports and Data
Kathy Frevert – (916) 322-5274,
Jelena Hartman – (916) 319-8561,
- Water Loss Control and Distribution Leaks
Kartiki Naik – (916) 319-9468,