Special Webinar Series: Urban Water Conservation in Drought
With emergency regulations on mandatory urban water conservation now in effect, ACWA and the Governor's Office hosted a special webinar series for local water managers, utility directors and staff.
Offered in partnership with the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties, the webinars provided a detailed overview by the State Water Resources Control Board of the emergency regulations adopted May 5 and identified tools and resources available to water agencies as they work to meet conservation targets ranging from 4% to 36%.
These events have concluded but the following materials are available.
PowerPoint presentations and archive webinar recordings are linked below by webinar date. Links to applicable websites also are available below in the resources section.
Urban Water Conservation: Agency Assistance and Tools
Thursday, May 21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- New state conservation funding (turf, appliance rebates)
- Outdoor irrigation regulations for new construction
- Streamlining efforts for critical water supply projects
- Technical tools available to water agencies
- Save Our Water – The State’s Official Water Conservation Outreach Program
- Main Presentation Overview
- Drought Overview - Governor's Office - Wade Crowfoot
- May Revise - Governor's Office - Wade Crowfoot
- 2015 Turf Replacement Initiative - DWR - Diana Brooks
- Water Appliances and Fixtures Rebate Program - CEC - Kevin Barker
- Emergency Building Code Changes for Drought Response - GovOps - Matt Henigan
- Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Revision - DWR - Peter Brostrom
- CEQA Streamlining Tools - OPR - Scott Morgan
- Technical Tools Available to Water Agencies - CUWCC - Luke Sires
- 2015 Public Education Campaign - Save Our Water-Jennifer Persike
Emergency Regulations, Enforcement and Water Rate Structures
Tuesday, May 26, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
An archived version of this webinar will be posted shortly
- Key elements of new emergency drought regulations for large systems
- Water conservation rate structures
- Conservation water rates, drought surcharges and penalties in light of the Capistrano case
- Approaches to enforcement – case studies
- State Water Resources Control Board Emergency Regulation for Water Conservation Regulation for Urban Suppliers
- Conservation Rates, Drought Surchages and Penalities - BBK - Kelly J. Salt
- Approaches to Enforcement - City of Santa Cruz - Toby Goddard
- Approaches to Enforcement - City of Sacramento - Terrance Davis
Regulations for Small Systems
Tuesday, May 26, 1- 2:30 p.m.
- Key elements of new drought regulations for small systems
- Requirement for self-supplied Commercial, Industrial and Institutional properties
- Requirement to reduce water production by 25% or limit outdoor irrigation to 2 days per week
- One-time report due Dec. 15, 2015
- End-user requirements
- Reporting water waste complaint portal
- Enforcement authorities
- State Water Resources Control Board Emergency Regulation for Water Conservation Regulation for Small Suppliers
Resources (Additional Resources Will be Added -- Check Back Soon)
- Governor's April 1 Executive Order
- State Water Resources Control Board Emergency Water Conservation Regulations Portal
- California Urban Water Conservation Council's Water Shortage Toolkit
- California Energy Commission Drought Rebate Program
- California Building Standards Commission Emergency Regulations Page
- Office of Planning and Research Drought Clearinghouse
- Alliance for Water Efficiency Handbook and Free Resources
- Department of Water Resources Landscape Ordinance Webpage
- Department of Water Resources Drought Resources Page
- Save Our Water Program Resources for Reaching Consumers
- State Water Resources Control Board Conservation Water Pricing information