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The Outdoor Residential Standard Cut Sheet

Published: January 26th, 2023 | , |

Urban Water Use Objective

Updated January 30, 2023

SB 606 and AB 1668, signed in 2018, referred to as the Long-Term Framework legislation, are intended to make conservation a California way of life. The legislation tasked the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) with providing regulation recommendations to the State Water Resources Control Board that include water use efficiency Standards, Variances and Performance Measures for urban retail water suppliers. The Standards and Performance Measures are intended to improve water efficiency at a supplier level. Standards establish quantitative requirements that must be tracked and reported, whereas Performance Measures establish qualitative requirements that also must be reported.

CalWEP cut sheets are intended to provide conservation staff, managers, and board members with succinct summaries of elements that make up a retail supplier’s unique Objective, and include sections on how to comply with the legislation. Cut sheet topics include:

  • The Indoor Residential Standard (Jan 2023) 
  • The Outdoor Residential Standard (Jan 2023)

Coming Soon:

  • The CII Dedicated Irrigation Meter Standard
  • The CII Performance Measures
  • The Water Loss Standard
  • Variances
  • Reporting Requirements

These cut sheets include the best currently available information. Should information change, CalWEP will update and re-release the cut sheets. 

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