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The Water Loss Standard Cut Sheet

Published: February 20th, 2024 | , |


SB 606 and AB 1668, signed in 2018 and 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 (State Water Board) that include water use efficiency standards and performance measures for urban retail water suppliers. Both are intended to improve water efficiency at an urban retail water supplier level. Standards establish quantitative requirements, such as annual water use relative to water budgets, that must be tracked and reported. Performance measures are more qualitative in nature and will require implementation of various conservation measures and programs, for example.

The water loss standard is unique in that it was originally regulated under prior and independent 2015 legislation, Senate Bill 555 (Wolk, Chapter 679, Statues of 2015), and the regulation is final.

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
  • The Outdoor Residential Standard
  • The CII Dedicated Irrigation Meter Standard
  • The Water Loss Standard

Coming Soon:

  • The CII Performance Measures
  • Variances
  • Reporting Requirements

Related Publications

The Water Loss Standard Cut Sheet

The Indoor Residential Standard Cut Sheet (Updated)

The Commercial, Industrial, Institutional Dedicated Irrigation Meter (CII-DIM) Standard

The Outdoor Residential Standard Cut Sheet (Updated)

Framework FAQ: Residential Outdoor Standard

Lessons Learned: Dedicated Irrigation Meter Management for CII Accounts

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