The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s
water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people, and
to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.
Water Conservation Mandatory in California, Lady Gaga Calls for Conservation
With California’s overall water use up one percent compared to May of last year and this third drought year worsening, Californians must follow mandatory water conservation measures adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board on July 15. Governor Brown urges all Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent and prevent water waste. To avoid fines, California’s urban water users should not hose down sidewalks or driveways, wash vehicles using a hose without a shut-off nozzle or use ornamental fountains that don’t recirculate their water. To help boost water conservation, Pop Singer Lady Gaga reminds Californians about the importance of saving water in her recent Public Service Announcement for the Save Our Water campaign. To learn ways to save water, visit http://saveourh20.org