Shaina Brown

SWRCB rescinds mandatory conservation standards

By Shaina Brown

Capitol Update, April 28, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

This week, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) rescinded the water supply “stress test” requirements and remaining mandatory conservation standards for urban water suppliers. The action was in direct response to the Governor’s announcement earlier this month claiming the drought emergency was over.

While the bulk of the regulation was rescinded based on the Governor’s announcement, the water use reporting requirements and prohibitions against wasteful practices have been maintained. Further, the SWRCB in conjunction with the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and other regulatory agencies are transitioning to a permanent framework for making water conservation a California way of life. A plan that was released on April 7th

The framework entails a number of components. Included among many is the development of performance standards for the commercial, industrial and institutional (CII) sectors to help address long-term drought preparedness.

For more information, please see the SWRCB website

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