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

The Southern California Water Committee, working in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor, has launched the second phase of its Lawn Dude... read»
The State Water Resources Control Board today released first-ever monthly estimates of daily per capita water use by residential customers... read»
San Diego County Water Authority on Oct. 15 kicked off a ‘Water-Saving Superstar” promotion with U-T San Diego that asks county... read»
The Desert Water Agency (DWA) today announced that its customers cut back on water use by almost 11% during September of this year compared... read»
Mayor Garcetti signs executive order
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today issued an executive order requiring the city to achieve a 20% reduction in potable water use by 2017... 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»