Upper District's Drought Response
Residents of the San Gabriel Valley are being asked to conserve 20% of their household water use and limit outdoor watering to two days a week under an unprecedented action taken by the Board of Directors for the Upper District on May 11, 2022. Read the full press release and board resolution below.
Upper District Drought Campaign
Upper District launched its creative and immersive drought campaign to encourage additional water savings among residents. The creatives can be seen throughout the San Gabriel Valley on various mediums – local billboards, bus shelters, television and social media. Social media images are available for use by cities and water retailers. Click below to access the drought social media kit.
Governor's Executive Order
Governor Gavin Newsom signs an Executive Order on March 29, 2022 in response to the historic drought conditions. The actions call for an increase in water conservation, as well as emergency regulations related to water shortage contingency plans, non-functional turf, transfers and groundwater recharge programs.
MWD Emergency Water Conservation
One-third of Southern Californians face new restrictions limiting outdoor watering to one day a week under an unprecedented action taken by the Metropolitan Water District to dramatically reduce water use in communities most affected by the state’s historic drought. Read Metropolitan’s full press release here.
SWRCB Water Use Regulations
In response to California’s drought, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted emergency regulations to prevent wasteful water uses and promote urban water conservation. The emergency regulation took effect January 18, 2022 and the prohibitions will be in place for one year unless extended, modified or removed. Additionally, SWRCB adopted a second round of emergency regulations that take effect June 10, 2022 and June 16, 2022. These prohibitions will be in place for one year unless extended, modified or removed.
Social Media Kit for Producers
Upper District encourages continued conservation efforts to preserve our natural resource for this current drought and future dry years. A social media tool kit has been created for local cities and water retailers.
Water Saving Resources
Reducing your water usage by 20% may seem daunting, but remember we have been down this road before and we got this! To find water saving tips and rebates, click the buttons below.
There are a number of water education resources and tools that are available to help teach your kids about the importance of using water more efficiently and drawing the connection between conservation and water supply. Click the button to download activities for your kids.