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State Water Resources Control Board to Consider Drought-Related Emergency Regulations

March 11, 2015
The State Water Resources Control Board will review a proposed water conservation emergency resolution and accompanying regulations at its March 17 board meeting in Sacramento.
 
The existing emergency regulation will expire April 25 and includes prohibitions on certain water uses and requires larger urban water suppliers to activate their Water Shortage Contingency Plan to a level where outdoor irrigation restrictions are mandatory. In communities where no water shortage contingency plan exists, the regulation requires that water suppliers either limit outdoor irrigation to twice a week or implement other comparable conservation actions. Finally, large urban water suppliers must report water use on a monthly basis to track progress.
 
The proposed resolution amending and readopting drought-related emergency regulations for urban water conservation includes: For more information about the board meeting please view the March 17-18, 2015 agenda.
 


 
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