Regulations Will Target Long-Term Water Use Statewide
State officials are developing new water-use regulations for retail water agencies in response to legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in May 2018. Senate Bill 606 and Assembly Bill 1668 were intended to help California better prepare for and respond to droughts and climate change by directing state agencies to adopt new water efficiency rules.
The laws will require the establishment of long-term water-use objectives for retail water agencies, along with water-saving performance measures for businesses.
Based on decades of successful water-use efficiency efforts, the Water Authority and its member agencies are working with state officials to ensure the implementation of regulations that are both equitable and reasonably reflect local conditions.