State Actions Against Drought
May 24, 2022: The State Water Board adopted an emergency water conservation regulation that will ensure more aggressive conservation by local water agencies. It includes a ban on watering non-functional turf at commercial, industrial and institutional properties, including common areas managed by HOAs. It went into effect on June 10.
March 28, 2022: Governor Gavin Newsom called on local water suppliers to move to Level 2 of their contingency plans. This would help conserve water across all sectors. He also asked that a ban be considered on watering decorative lawns at businesses and institutions.
January 4, 2022: The State Water Board adopted new regulations to prohibit water waste in response to the ongoing drought emergency. They went into effect January 18, 2022.
More information available at California Drought Action
Human Right to Water
On September 25, 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Assembly Bill (AB) 685, making California the first state in the nation to legislatively recognize the human right to water. More information is available here.
Drought Relief Funding