California's 2016 Emergency Water Conservation Regulation takes effect

The regulation extends the requirements of the original 2015 regulation through October 2016 with a few limited adjustments.

Feb 16th, 2016

California, Feb. 16, 2016 -- The 2016 emergency conservation regulation adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board on Feb. 2 has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is now in effect.

The regulation extends the requirements of the original 2015 regulation through October 2016 with a few limited adjustments to reflect climate, growth and development of some drought-resilient potable water supplies since 2013.

Under the 2016 regulation, water suppliers may request an adjustment to their individual conservation standard by submitting required information through a new online tool now live at DRINC Portal. The tool will be available through March 15. Late submittals will not be reviewed.

The State Water Board had additional resources online at www.waterboards.ca.gov.

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