Drought status and water supply

Drought is back but Western is prepared and our customers know what to do!

While much of the state and western United States is experiencing prolonged dry conditions and declared drought, Western is prepared to provide reliable, high-quality water supply today, and always. Western, through our regional water partners and customers’ water-saving actions, has worked to save as much water as possible during wet years. As a result, the region began this year with more water in storage facilities than ever before, which means that you can count on us to meet your essential water needs. 

But we need your help!
While we have water to meet your needs, we cannot be certain if we are at the end of a short drought or facing the beginning of a long-term drought. It’s up to each and every customer to stay committed to using water efficiently so that our stored, imported water will last as long as possible and keep our region ahead of the drought curve.

  1. What does this mean for me?
  2. Are there mandatory cutbacks?
  3. Will my bill go up?
  4. What do I need to do?
  5. Does Western offer resources to help me save water?
  6. What is Western doing to prepare?

How it started...

2017

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How it's going...

2021

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Western is committed to supporting the conservation efforts in Northern California, promoting state voluntary guidelines and the One Water approach of The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. This means, Western and its customers will continue to keep up the good work of saving water here in Southern California and stepping up water use efficiency efforts when needed.