The Framework

Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life.

What the Framework!?

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 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.

The Indoor Residential Standard Cut Sheet (updated)

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.

The Outdoor Residential Standard Cut Sheet (Updated)

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.

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

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 Resource (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. This cut sheet summarizes the State Water Board’s proposed regulation as released on August 18, 2023.

The Water Loss Standard Cut Sheet

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. This cut sheet summarizes the State Water Board’s final regulation for water loss.

Framework Cut Sheet: General Overview and Calculations

This cut sheet provides a general overview of the regulation as well as a "cheat sheet" of calculations for each standard included in the urban water use objective

CII Customer Classification Guide

The CII Customer Classification Guide is intended to help conservation staff re-classify their CII accounts per the Long Term Framework (SB 606/AB1668) Performance Measures by June 30, 2027 (per proposed regulations May 20, 2024).

SB 606/AB 1668 Outreach and Media Toolkit (2018)

This editable resource includes: Template Language for Community Outreach; Talking Points for Agency Staff Including Customer Service Representatives; Social Media Sample Posts and Sharable Images

Framework Resource Hub

Welcome to the Framework Resource Hub. This is a collaborative space for CalWEP members to track Framework related materials and events. This hub includes a shared calendar and meeting materials from Framework-related meetings.

Additional Framework Tools and Resources

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