Drought Resources

This winter has brought record rain and snow, filling reservoirs, increasing snowpack, and replenishing severely overdrafted groundwater basins. However, not knowing what the future holds, the State Water Resources Control Board (Board) has extended the drought emergency regulations at least until May.

Until then, you will continue to see monthly conservation targets on your bills. It may seem silly, given the wet winter we’re having, but given our growing population and history of drought conditions, it makes sense to make conservation a way of life.

That’s the goal of the permanent water-efficiency requirements being developed by the Board — to ensure that we are ready when the next drought comes.

Prohibited uses of water, water waste violations, and irrigation schedules all remain effective. Thank you for your cooperation, and remember that we are always here to help you use water wisely. Visit the conservation section for information on the many water conservation programs and resources we offer.

For more information, see the table of current conservation targets by district.

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