ACWA Launches Interactive Map Showing Local Response Actions

A new interactive map from the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) shows local response actions to the drought.

Water agencies across California are taking action in the face of record-dry conditions in early 2014. Many water suppliers are calling on customers to voluntarily step up conservation efforts, while some already have implemented mandatory restrictions on water use.

ACWA’s color-coded map is available under the special 2014 Drought Watch section of the association’s website at The map is easy to use. Click on a dot to view information about the local area’s water conservation measures.

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statewide drought proclamation on Jan. 17 and since then several water agencies, cities, counties and other institutions have joined the governor’s call for a 20% reduction in water use. Local conditions vary and some water districts have implemented more restrictive actions.

ACWA’s map is being updated frequently with new information. If you have any questions or would like to share new data, please contact ACWA Communications Director Lisa Lien-Mager at (916) 441-4545 or