Water Use Efficiency
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- Urban Water Suppliers Water Conservation Data
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Agricultural Water Use Efficiency
- Agricultural Water Use
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- Agricultural Water Measurement Regulations
- Aggregated Farm-Gate Water Delivery Reporting
Urban Water Use Efficiency
- Leak Detection
- Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
- Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional
- Urban Water Management
- Independent Technical Panel (ITP)
- 20 x 2020 Water Conservation Plan
DWR Related Links
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- Considering Water Use Efficiency for the Environmental Sector
- Land and Water Use
- California Water Plan Resource Management Strategy
- Recycled Municipal Water
- Urban Landscape Evapotranspiration
- Vegetative Assessment in an Urban Environment
- Water-Energy Grant Program
Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management
Water Use Efficiency
901 P Street Sacramento, CA 95814-3515
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
About Water Use Efficiency
- Provides expertise to local agencies and individuals regarding agricultural and urban water and energy conservation, reclamation and reuse of water, land and water use, and drainage management.
- Manages the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS), which collects data from over 140 automated weather stations throughout the State. CIMIS provides reference evapotranspiration (ETo) and weather data to the public for irrigation scheduling and other purposes such as water balance analyses, pest management, energy generation, fire fighting, weather forecasting, and scientific research.
- Assists in establishing mobile laboratories that conduct irrigation system evaluations.
- Carries out data analysis, demonstration projects, and research to achieve energy and water use efficiency.
- Provides loans and grants to make more efficient use of water and energy resources.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has two new rebate programs to help Californians replace inefficient toilets and tear out water-guzzling lawns, further conserving water during the state’s historic drought.
The “turf and toilet” rebate program is financed by the Proposition 1 water bond approved by voters in 2014. The program will help carry out Governor Brown’s April 1 Executive Order on drought to further reduce water use in homes by replacing more than 10 million square-feet of lawn and upgrading more than 60,000 water-wasting toilets.
DWR will oversee the two rebate programs, which provide a $100 consumer rebate to replace one old toilet per household and up to $2 per square foot for lawn replacement. Californians can visit www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com to apply for the rebates.
2015 Agricultural Water Management Plans
There are an estimated 55 agricultural water suppliers that meet the 25,000 acre threshold that are required by SB X7-7 to adopt water management plans by December 31, 2015, and submit them to DWR no later than January 31, 2016. State water suppliers are required to submit new plans, whereas Bureau of Reclamation contractors may submit their updated addendums.
There are an estimated 56 agricultural water suppliers that provide water 10,000 to 25,000 irrigated acres. Executive Order B-29-15 of April 1, 2015, requires these water suppliers to adopt and submit their water management plans to DWR no later than July 1, 2016. State water suppliers are required to submit new plans, Bureau of Reclamation contractors may submit their latest water conservation plans and addendums.
- Water suppliers >25,000 acres required and submitted – 31
- Water suppliers >25,000 acres required, notified DWR as in progress – 5
- Water Suppliers > 25,000 acres required, not submitted - 19
- Water suppliers 10-25,000 acres required and submitted – 8
- Water suppliers 10-25,000 acres required, notified DWR as in progress - 7
- Water suppliers 10-25,000 acres required, not submitted – 41 (Due July 1, 2016)
2012 Agricultural Water Management Plans
There are an estimated 54 agricultural water suppliers that meet the 25,000 acre threshold and are required by SB X7-7 to submit water management plans.
Below is the status of the 2012 Agricultural Water Management Plan review as of August 10, 2015, including a link to a list and the submittal status for each individual agency.
- Plans not submitted - 6.
- Plans submitted - Requirements addressed - 44.
- Plans in progress or awaiting or under review - 4.
- Water suppliers that voluntarily submitted plans not required to report - 21.
Click Here for Full PDF Version of Plans.
The results are also outlined in the table and maps below.
- List of 2012 Agricultural Water Management Plans Received
- Printable Full Color Map of Agricultural Water Management Plan Compliance
- Printable Black and White (water suppliers shown in partial color) of Agricultural Water Management Plan Compliance
Urban Water Management Plans
There are estimated to be 439 urban water agencies that are required to submit water management plans.
Below is the status of the 2010 (submittal was extended to August 2011 by SB X7-7) Urban Water Management Plan review including a link to a list and the submittal status for each individual agency.
Sept 24, 2014
- Plans not submitted – 39
- Plans submitted – Requirements Addressed – 356
- Plans submitted – Awaiting or under Review - 0
- Plans submitted – Plan Reviewed, Status Pending - 5
- Plans submitted – requirements not addressed - 41
11 plans voluntarily submitted by agencies not required to report