State Water Board Drought Year Water Actions

Proposed Emergency Conservation Regulation Schedule

The State Water Board is committed to expedited development of the requirements to implement the Governor's directive for Californians to reduce water use by 25%. The proposed schedule below is for the development of emergency regulations to implement both the new prohibitions and restrictions on water use as well as the 25% statewide reduction in potable urban water use contained in the April 1, 2015 Executive Order.

  • Governor issues Drought Executive Order - April 1, 2015
  • Notice announcing release of draft regulatory - April 7, 2015
    framework and request for public comment
  • Notice announcing release of draft - April 17, 2015
    regulations for informal public comment
  • Emergency rulemaking formal notice - April 28, 2015
  • Board hearing and adoption - May 5 or 6, 2015