Drought Updates & Information

Water conservation measures

The State of California is experiencing a long-term drought. In an effort to do our part to conserve water, Water Waste Prohibitions and Water Use Reduction Measures are currently in effect for all customers.

Water efficiency as a way of life
For many Sweetwater Authority customers, using water wisely is already a way of life. Those efforts, along with the Authority’s investments in drought-proof water resources over many decades, mean we have enough water even during this severe drought.

We greatly appreciate our customers’ efforts to adopt a “WaterSmart” lifestyle. Using water efficiently helps to ensure we have enough of this precious resource for years to come.

Whether you’re already a super-saver or you need some guidance on how to make the most of every drop, the Authority has tips, rebates and resources to help customers save water and money.

Level 1 - Drought Watch

The Authority has been in a Level 1 - Drought Watch status, the baseline level as outlined in its Drought Response Plan (PDF), since 2016.

In June 2021, the Authority’s Board adopted a state-mandated Water Shortage Contingency Plan (PDF) and also adopted an amended Drought Response Plan to correspond with the water use reduction goals identified in the Water Shortage Contingency Plan. 

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