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Implementation of the Phased Water Conservation Plan for the Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts

UPDATE for Waterworks Districts and Marina Del Rey Water System

The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors suspended the Waterworks Phased Water Conservation Plan prompted by the State Water Resources Control Board’s adoption of a revised water conservation regulation. The June 21, 2016, Board action to suspend the Phased Water Conservation Plan was prompted by a recent change in the State Water Resources Control Board’s emergency conservation regulations for urban water suppliers, which allows local water agencies to determine their ability to meet demand with State Water Project supply conditions specified by the State.

The new regulation allows the District to suspend the emergency water conservation plan that has been in force since June 8, 2015. Effective June 1, 2016, for Waterworks District Nos. 29 (Malibu) and 40 (Antelope Valley), billing will return to the normal rate structure and target water use allocations and conservation surcharges will no longer be imposed. In Waterworks District Nos. 21 (Kagel Canyon), 36 (Val Verde), and 37 (Acton) and the Marina del Rey Water System, outdoor watering restrictions are no longer mandatory.

The Board of Supervisors and the Districts recognize the importance of continued water conservation and are committed to achieving the goal of a 20 percent water use reduction by 2020. The previous system, which established water use allocations for individual customers and assessed water conservation surcharges for overuse, has been replaced in favor of increased customer outreach, rebates, public education and the installation of smart water metering systems for District customers. Additionally, previous prohibitions for wasteful water practices, such as hosing off driveways, overwatering lawns and washing automobiles without hoses regulated by shutoff nozzles, are now permanent.

To find out more information on the now suspended Phased Water Conservation Plan and the levels of conservation achieved, click on the link for your District below.

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