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State Water Board Drought Year Water Actions

State Water Board Adopts Statewide Emergency Conservation Regulations

Proposed Emergency Regulations: Prohibition of Activities and Mandatory Actions During Drought Emergency (Water Conservation)

On July 15, 2014 the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water suppliers, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings.

The State Water Resources Control Board will consider adoption of statewide emergency regulations at the July 15, 2014 Board meeting.

Written comments are due by 12 noon on July 14, 2014. Comments are to be sent via e-mail to the Clerk to the Board at commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov. Please indicate in the subject line, “7/15-16/14 BOARD MEETING (Emergency Regulations for Water Conservation).

Staff Presentation for Item 10 - July 15, 2014 Board Meeting

July 14, 2014 (Noon deadline) - Public Comments Received

July 8, 2014 - Notice of Proposed Emergency Rulemaking

July 8, 2014 - Proposed Emergency Regulations

July 8, 2014 - Emergency Regulations Digest

July 8, 2014 - Media Call on Emergency Water Conservation Regulations (.mp3):
      Part 1 (1:03:00 22.28MB)   |  Part 2 (00:34:48 14.31MB)

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