Azusa, Baldwin Park, Irwindale and
West Covina in Southern California
Valley County Water District takes great pride in local achievements in the area of water conservation and the positive impact that reductions in water use have had on the local communities. Voluntary water conservation has had the biggest impact of all for which customers within the Valley County Water District service area should be commended. But there is more work to be done on conservation.
On April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order providing the State Water Resources Control Board with the authority to impose water use restrictions for attaining an additional 25% in statewide urban water conservation. Similar to the action taken last year, on May 5, 2015 the State Water Resources Control Board adopted additions to the emergency regulations for increasing statewide urban water conservation efforts and implementing a tiered framework identifying water use reduction goals for each California water supplier. Valley County Water District falls into Tier 4 of the 9-tier framework, requiring a 16% reduction in urban water conservation by February 2016.
Recognizing continued- yet less severe- drought conditions, the State Water Resouces Control Board developed permanent water conservation standards and required each local water agency to determine a water conservation standard based on their calculated water shortage assuming continued drought conditions. Based on this process, Valley County Water District reduced its mandated water use restrictions and adopted Resolution 09-16-775 declaring a Stage 1 Water Supply Emergency pursuant to Chapter 3.02 of Ordinance 05-15-127, regarding customer water use efficiency practices and water conservation measures. With the declaration of a Stage 2 Water Supply Emergency, all residential and commercial customers served by Valley County Water District must IMMEDIATELY implement and follow mandatory water conservation measures.
The District continues to support and urge all customers to conserve as much water as possible in order to meet the 16% required reduction target set by the State Water Resources Control Board.
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