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State Water Board Adopts 25% Mandatory Water Conservation Regulation

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
From the State Water Resources Control Board 5/5/2015 media release:

"With emergency drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board Tuesday adopted anemergency regulation requiring an immediate 25 percent reduction in overall potable urban water use statewide in accordance with Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 1 Executive Order.[...]

The conservation savings for all urban water suppliers (serving more than 3,000 connections) are allocated across nine tiers of increasing levels of residential gallons per capita per day (R-GPCD) water use to reduce water use by 25 percent statewide and will take effect June 1st. For specific information on the tiers and the suppliers in each tier, please visit here."

Note that it will take the SWRCB a few days to get the final Emergency Regulations document up on the Emergency Regulations Development webpage.
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California Urban Water Conservation Council is Now The California Water Efficiency Partnership

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the California Urban Water Conservation Council is now the California Water Efficiency Partnership.
 
The new name communicates a vision for an innovative organization that provides leadership on water efficiency issues in California, and also conveys the spirit of inclusion and collaboration among a wide variety of stakeholders envisioned by the Board and members.
 
California Water Efficiency Partnership was selected after a comprehensive process that included members submitting more than 50 name suggestions for consideration by the Board, research with water industry stakeholders, and a survey of members for their preferred name.
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the name selection process. We look forward to working with you as we continue this organizational transformation. Next up: the development of a new logo.