Drought Response Actions

Western is in Stage 2 - Water Supply Alert

Voluntary water use reductions up to 20%

As the drought continues and the State Water Resources Control Board enacts emergency water use regulations, Western remains in Stage 2 (Resolution 3206) of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan.

Stage 2 calls for the following water shortage response actions:

  1. Indoor water use 
  2. Outdoor water use
  3. Construction 
  4. Commercial
  5. Homeowner Associations (HOA)

Water Shortage Contingency Plan

The Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) is a strategic plan that Western uses to prepare for and respond to foreseeable and unforeseeable water shortages. A water shortage occurs when available water supply is insufficient to meet the normally expected customer water use at a given point in time. A shortage may occur due to a number of reasons, such as water supply quality changes, climate change, drought, regional power outage, and catastrophic events (e.g., earthquake).

Western’s WSCP outlines six water shortage stages and their respective response actions.

What do I need to do? 

Continue to step up your water-saving efforts. Western encourages customers to use our various indoor and outdoor water efficiency rebates, tools, tips, and programs to help you save even more. These can all be found online at wmwd.com/Drought