Water Use Regulations & Restrictions

Living Efficiently

Following the Restrictions & State Mandates

Riverside County will always wrestle with water supply challenges caused by natural and regulatory conditions. Since July 2009, our customers and residents in our general service area have done a great job reducing waste and using water wisely, achieving a water use reduction of roughly 30 percent. Customers' continued resolve in using water wisely along with new local water sources developed by Western, such as desalting brackish groundwater, is helping to secure our water supply.

Stage 2, Water Supply Alert

• No landscape water runoff or overspray allowed
• No hosing down driveways or patios
• No watering during or within 48 hours after rain

Western & Customer Successes

• General water demand has been reduced, particularly in the spring months
• Imported water demand is down 17 percent since 2010
• Full compliance of the Water Conservation Act of 2009 (20 x 2020) has been achieved
• Over-budget water use is down 23 percent or 10 gallons per capita per day (GPCD) in 2013
• Water Use Efficiency Program participation is up
• Turf Replacement Program participation has jumped nearly 150 percent from 2013

Water Conservation & Supply Shortage Program (Retail Water)

Water Conservation & Supply Shortage - Stage One

Landscape Ordinances

Drought Allocation Plan (Wholesale Water)

Western's Board of Directors approved the District's Drought Allocation Plan at its Sept. 3, 2008, board meeting and public hearing.