California has been dealing with the effects of an unprecedented drought. September 2016 marks the 16th month since the state’s 400-plus urban water suppliers were directed to be in compliance with the emergency conservation standards that followed the Governor’s April 1, 2015, Executive Order. The State Water Board has been requiring water delivery information from urban water suppliers for 28 consecutive months, following the historic July 2014 board action to adopt emergency water conservation regulations.
On May 18, following the Governor’s May 9 Executive Order, the Board adopted a statewide water conservation approach that replaces the prior percentage reduction-based water conservation standard with a localized “stress test” approach that mandates urban water suppliers act now to ensure at least a three-year supply of water to their customers under drought conditions.
This dataset describes the cumulative savings and compliance of water suppliers from June 2015 - August 2016.