Current Drought Regulations
The governor has moved forward and declared additional watersheds to be in a State of Emergency due to the State's drought. Contra Costa County, in addition to many other counties, are now included.
At this time, there are no mandatory actions directed towards local water agencies our or customers. As with most State of Emergency Declarations, they are used to remove roadblocks and expedite the flow of funding and projects to address the emergency.
We are able to meet our customer's water demands this year, however, we do not know how long this drought is going to last. We are asking customers to be efficient and eliminate any wasteful practices. Should the drought persist, water that is saved this year will help all of us next year.
You can read the full proclamation here.
State Mandated Permanent Conservation
In 2018, the State Legislature passed permanent conservation standards. Learn how they may impact your water use.