Water Use Efficiency
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- The Water Conservation Act of 2009 (SB X7-7)
- Funding (Financial Assistance)
Agricultural Water Use Efficiency
- Agricultural Water Use
- Agricultural Water Management
- Agricultural Water Measurement Regulations
- 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
Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management
Water Use Efficiency
901 P Street Sacramento, CA 95814-3515
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
Updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance AB 1881
Model Ordinance Technical Assistance
- New A Report on the Status of Adoption of Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances, Pursuant to AB 1881 Section 65597, Dec 2010
- Material and Literature
- Text changes needed if adopting the State Model Ordinance
- Examples of ordinances:
Posting of local ordinances on the Department of Water Resources website does not mean DWR approves or disapproves of an ordinance effectiveness or otherwise make any determination about that ordinance. Consult your Legal Counsel to determine if your ordinance is at least as effective in conserving water as the updated model ordinance adopted by the DWR.
- Sample Forms
- Water Budget Calculator
- California Aerial Imagery
Adoption of the Updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
Please read the attached letter from Department of Water Resources Director regarding the adoption of the Updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance.
Updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Workshops
In October and November 2009 DWR partnered with the California Urban Water Conservation Council and various organizations throughout the state to conduct a series of workshops. Below are the presentation slides
Workshop presentation slides
Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) on September 10, 2009. The regulatory action becomes effective immediately. You can download copies of the updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance either in Microsoft Word (doc) or Acrobat (pdf) from the link below.
For history of the updated MWELO rulemaking and other updated MWELO historical document click here.
Assembly Bill 1881 required that before DWR adopts the updated ordinance, it must report to the Legislature the extent local agencies have complied with the 1990 model water efficient landscape ordinance (AB325-1990). Also, DWR's recommendations regarding the landscape water budget, or the ET adjustment factor, is included in the report. Click here to retrieve the report.