Conservation

Conservation is one tool in the toolbox for meeting our state’s growing demand for water while supplies become more and more limited. ACWA is engaged on several fronts to ensure new water conservation requirements are implemented in a way that works for public water agencies statewide and to help secure funding and other technical assistance for agencies as they expand their conservation efforts.

Latest News about Conservation

With the Sierra snowpack dwindling and precipitation at record-breaking low levels, the State Water Resources Control Board today mandated... read»
The State Water Resources Control Board on Friday released additional emergency water conservation regulations that, if adopted, would... read»
Californians’ water savings dipped in January to 8.8% from a high of 22% in December and record-breaking dry weather is being eyed as... read»
Despite continued high temperatures in the San Diego region, the San Diego County Water Authority reported Thursday that county water use... read»
With the State Water Resources Control Board considering action to extend the soon-to-expire emergency water conservation regulations for... read»

Policy Principles

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and its member public water agencies have an acute and essentially proprietary... read more»
While California has made great strides in water conservation and efficiency in recent years, the collective impacts of drought, climate... read more»

Latest Regulatory Updates

The Department of Water Resources has formed an Urban Stakeholder Committee to discuss water conservation requirements under SBX7 7.... read more»
The 2009 legislative package requires a statewide 20% reduction in urban per capita water use by 2020. It requires that urban water... read more»

Other articles

Save Our Water today launched a new messaging campaign – Don't Waste Summer– which provides daily water conservation tips... read more»
The Save Our Water program is calling on Californians to “get real” about water conservation with a new “Real People,... read more»
With all signs pointing to continued water supply challenges, many California communities are tightening their water belts. Learn about... read more»