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Category Archives: Drought


Monthly Water Use Reporting Requirements Adopted by SWRCB

WHO The new regulation applies to California’s largest urban retail water suppliers — those with more than 3,000 connections or supplying more than 3,000 acre-feet of water annually. In total, these systems service 90% of California’s population. WHAT On April 21, 2020, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted a regulation that requires California’s … Continue Reading »


What the Water Conservation Bills Mean for California’s Water Suppliers: Reporting and Increased Data Collection as a Way of Life

With the ink dry from Gov. Brown’s signature on AB 1668 (Friedman) and SB 606 (Hertzberg), Californians now have a clearer picture of what it looks like to make water conservation a way of life. This legislation has its roots in Gov. Brown’s Executive Order B‐37‐16 and Cal EPA’s Water Action Plan, both of which … Continue Reading »


Serving Development During Drought: Creative & Sustainable Solutions

Author: Amy Steinfeld Author: Jessica Diaz This article was originally published in the August 2017 issue of Santa Barbara Lawyer, a publication of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. For much of the past five years, drought and development were on a collision course. Just as the weather began to dry up in 2011, the housing … Continue Reading »


Numbers to Watch: Statewide Conservation Figures

The members of the California State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”) will not be the only ones keeping a close eye on conservation figures over the next several months. Earlier this year, the State Water Board abandoned its controversial drought regulations that imposed one-size-fits-all percentage reductions on water providers in favor of new regulations … Continue Reading »