California is entering its fourth year of continued drought; the most critical drought on record. Never before has it been more important for Sacramento County Water Agency customers do all they can to conserve water. In response to the ongoing drought, the State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted
Emergency Water Regulations that apply to all residents, businesses and water suppliers statewide.
On April 1, 2015 the Governor issued Executive Order B-29-15 mandating overall statewide water conservation of 25%. The Governor further directed the State Water Board to develop additional emergency regulations requiring specific Conservation Targets for each separate water district, ranging from 8% to 36%, to help achieve the mandated 25% overall Statewide Conservation. The water district specific conservation targets are scheduled to be adopted by the State Water Board on May 5, 2015. Water Districts will be monitored from June 2015 through February 2016 to assess the level of compliance achieved by each water district.