On March 24, 2023, Governor Newsom lifted the conservation directive that required domestic water customers to save 15 percent monthly compared to 2020 water use.

The order also allows agencies to return to Level 1 of their Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP), which eases Level 2 water restrictions. The State’s ban on watering ornamental grass on commercial properties remains in place. These decisions are in response to the significant increase in rain and snow this year.

In addition, many water agencies also stopped drought penalties in recent weeks.

Local water agency decisions vary throughout the valley. Check with your water agency to find the most current information.

Despite the wet winter and easing of the drought emergency, water agencies encourage customers to continue saving water by making conservation a way of life. Conservation is necessary for reliable water resources for our community and future generations.

Water-saving tips, drought updates, and rebate information are on your water agency’s websites. You can also visit here to find your water agency.