With California experiencing its third dry year and the driest six months on record, Governor Newsom has issued several orders related to drought, established drought throughout the entire state.
On May 24, 2022 the State Water Resources Control Board, following an Executive Order from Governor Newsom, adopted Emergency Conservation Regulations. The order requires urban water suppliers to implement all demand-reduction actions under Level 2 of their Water Shortage Contingency Plans.
These regulations state:
Commercial, industrial, and institutional decorative grass should not be watered (unless recycled water is used)
Give trees the water they need, avoid overwatering
Follow the local requirements of your urban water supplier
Urban water suppliers should implement Level 2 demand reduction actions by June 10, 2022