NOW IN EFFECT: Second Water Conservation Emergency Regulation of 2022

From the State Water Resources Control Board:

The second State Water Board water conservation emergency regulation of 2022 is now in effect. (See the press release.)

The State Water Board adopted this regulation on May 24th and the Office of Administrative Law approved it on June 10. The emergency regulation will remain in effect for one year, unless the State Water Board modifies it, readopts it, or ends it before then.

The second water conservation emergency regulation of 2022 requires that:

  • Urban water suppliers immediately submit preliminary supply and demand assessments to the Department of Water Resources;
  • Urban water suppliers implement all conservation actions in their locally adopted plans meant to address at least a water shortage level of 10 to 20 percent (Level 2) by June 10, 2022; and
  • Owners and managers of commercial, industrial, and institutional properties immediately cease using potable water for irrigating non-functional turf, except for in circumstances identified in the regulation.

The requirements of the first emergency regulation adopted in January 2022 are also still in effect.

For more information on both emergency regulations, please see their respective Frequently Asked Questions documents on the Water Conservation Emergency Regulations webpage at

If after referring to the information on the webpage you have further questions about the emergency regulations, please contact both Chris Hyun ( and Paola Gonzalez (

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