Current Drought Directives and Conditions
In response to worsened and expanded drought conditions, Executive Order (EO) N-7-22 (signed March 28, 2022) and the State Water Resources Control Board’s
emergency regulation (adopted May 24, 2022) state:
- Commercial, industrial, and institutional decorative grass (i.e., non-functional turfs) should not be watered aside from certain exceptions,
- Give all trees just what they need: avoid overwatering,
- Follow the local requirements of your water supplier, and
- Urban water suppliers should implement all Level 2 demand reduction actions in their Water Shortage Contingency Plans by June 10, 2022, with an encouragement to implement Level 3 actions.
See EO N-7-22 and the emergency regulation above for additional details.
To determine the curtailment status of your water system, visit the State Water Resources Control Board's Drought & Curtailment Information webpage.