RIVERSIDE, CA – Earlier this month, news media reports provided inaccurate information regarding water use targets set by Senate Bill 606 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill 1668 (Friedman).
On May 31, 2018, Governor Brown signed two bills which build on the ongoing efforts to “make water conservation a California way of life.”
Neither bill sets fines on water customers for taking a shower and doing laundry on the same day. Instead, the adopted legislation emphasize efficiency and stretching existing water supplies as reported by local media.
“The adoption of Western’s tiered rate structure in 2011 has put the District in a very good position to comply with the new legislation without any changes,” said Western’s General Manager Craig Miller. “As always, Western continuously promotes water efficiency and provides education programs and rebates for our customers, allowing them to stay within budget and reduce their water bill.”
Below are facts on the long-term water efficiency legislation that was signed into effect May 2018.
“Western staff is participating in all of the State’s technical working groups to develop implementation plans for agencies’ water use targets,” continued Miller.
For more information on this water efficiency legislation, view the State Water Board’s Fact Sheet.
Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County providing water and sewer services to nearly a million people, both retail and wholesale customers who live, work and play within 527-square miles in one of California’s most populous regions.