Drought Response and Water Use Reductions

Drought Messaging Campaign


Governor Brown Call For 25% Reduction in Urban Water Use

On April 1, 2015, Governor Brown issued the fourth in a series of Executive Orders on actions necessary to address California’s severe drought conditions, which directed the State Water Board to implement mandatory water reductions in urban areas to reduce potable urban water usage by 25 percent statewide. On May 5, 2015, the State Water Board adopted an emergency conservation regulation in accordance with the Governor’s directive. The provisions of the emergency regulation went into effect on May 18, 2015.




BAWSCA offers a wide range of programs and rebates to help you reduce your outdoor water use, ranging from turf replacement incentives and water efficient landscaping classes to low-flow fixture replacement rebates, and much more. Visit our Water Conservation Portal for more information.