Water use efficiency
The Orange County Water District is dedicated to the creation, promotion and management of water conservation and California’s water education programs throughout Orange County.
The Water Conservation Act of 2009 established a statewide goal of reducing urban per capita water use 20 percent by 2020—which would result in an almost 2 million acre-foot (651.7 billion gallons; 2.5 billion cubic meters) reduction by that year. Due to a fourth year of drought, the governor directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement unprecedented mandatory water reductions in cities and towns across California to reduce water usage by 25 percent.
Retail water suppliers have set per capita water use targets to meet these goals. Each city has its own restrictions and mandates. For the list of water providers in your area, please visit the Member Agencies page. Below are some helpful tips and rebates to help you reach your target.