If you don’t have time to attend a million meetings each week related to SB 606/AB 1668, CalWEP, RWA, and ACWA have teamed up and have you covered. Our team will post bi-weekly updates for each standard below keeping you up to date on the latest developments as the SWRCB and DWR go through the regulation and rulemaking process. Have something you think we should be covering? Reach out to us at [email protected]
ACWA Conference Handouts
General Urban Water Use Object Cut Sheet + Reporting Tips
Standard Cheat Sheet
On August 18, 2023, The State Water Board released their Proposed Regulatory Text for Making Conservation a California Way of Life. CalWEP held a Framework 101 Webinar on September 27, 2023 at 10am. The recording and slides are available on the event page.
Confused by some of the new terminology in the proposed regulation? Check out Lisa Cuellar’s blog post to help gain some clarity!
To recap, here is the breakdown of the water use objective:
CII performance measures will also be developed and information related to these are included in the updates with CII Landscape Standards.
On September 29, 2022, the Department of Water Resources sent their final recommendations to the State Water Resources Control Board. Read CalWEP’s blog about the recommendations here.
On October 28, 2022, the Department of Water Resources provided supplemental documents to the State Water Board, including technical studies and guidelines and methodologies for calculating the annual water use objective. A list of all documents can be accessed here. The documents can be accessed directly from CalWEP’s Framework Resource Hub or on DWR’s website here.
On March 15, 2023, The State Water Board released their Draft Staff Framework for the Making Conservation a California Way of Life Regulation (Proposed Regulatory Framework). You can find the full document here. CalWEP has reviewed the State Board’s draft framework and provided a high-level summary on our blog.
On August 18, 2023, The State Water Board released their Proposed Regulatory Text for Making Conservation a California Way of Life. Here is a Google Slides link to a recent powerpoint CalWEP created about the proposed regulation.
The public comment period is now open. ACWA has created this informational document about how you can engage throughout this process.
Proposed Timeline from State Water Board:
First Public Comment Period
August 18 – October 17, 2023
October 4, 2023
Consideration for Adoption
Rule becomes effective, if adopted
October 1, 2024
September 27, 2023: Framework 101 Presentation
August 21, 2023: Framework Regulation General PPT (Google Drive Link)
May 31, 2023: Urban Water Use Efficiency Objectives (as proposed by the State Water Resources Control Board in March 2023), Maddaus Water Management at Peer to Peer 2023
February 2, 2022: Framework updates for Sonoma Marin Water Saving Partnership, CalWEP
September 29, 2021: Road to Water Use Efficiency Standards , SDCWA Presentation
ACWA/CMUA Outdoor Standard Comment Letter – August 17, 2021
ACWA Coalition Indoor Standard Comment Letter – June 4, 2021
RWA Indoor Standard Comment Letter – June 4, 2021
CalWEP Indoor Standard Comment Letter – June 4, 2021
CalWEP Members: Framework Resource Hub
ACWA Members: Long-Term Water Use Efficiency Resources