State of California Mandates

State Water Board Drought Year Water Actions
(updated June 2016)

What’s Prohibited for Everyone:

  • Using potable water to wash sidewalks & driveways
  • Runoff when irrigating with potable water
  • Using hoses without a shutoff nozzle
  • Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water
  • Using outdoor irrigation during and 48 hours after measurable precipitation

What Water Suppliers Must Do:

  • Impose restrictions on outdoor irrigation as needed to meet conservation targets
  • Notify customers about leaks that are within the customer’s control
  • Report on water use monthly
  • Report on compliance and enforcement

State of California Information and Resource Links

Governor Brown’s Executive Order May 2016

Current Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

Fact Sheet and FAQs on Extending Emergency Water Conservation Regulation

Water Conservation Tips

For more information contact TCPUD at 530-580-6282 or