October 2021 - Governor Newsom issues executive order declaring statewide drought emergency and calling for voluntary 15 percent reduction in water use compared to 2020 to protect water reserves.
The City of Tustin recently updated the 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan
RESOURCES / PROGRAMS / REBATES
The City of Tustin along with 27 fellow Orange County retail water agencies continue to partner with the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) for regional water use efficiency programs, water conservation programs, community education and outreach, and water conservation rebates. For more information on local water saving programs, rebates, and resources available to Tustin water service customers, visit MWDOC 's website.
MAKING WATER CONSERVATION A CALIFORNIA WAY OF LIFE
In 2018, the California State Legislature (Legislature) enacted two policy bills, (Senate Bill (SB) 606 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill (AB) 1668 (Friedman)), establishing a new foundation for long-term improvements in water conservation and drought planning to adapt to climate change and the resulting longer and more intense droughts in California. These two bills amend existing law to provide expanded and new authorities and requirements to enable permanent changes and actions for those purposes, improving the state's water future for generations to come.
SB 606 and AB 1668 are direct outcomes of Governor Brown's Executive Order B-37-16 issued in May 2016. The recommendations in the April 2017 report entitled Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life, Implementing Executive Order B-37-16 (2017 Framework) and subsequent extensive legislative outreach efforts informed the development of SB 606 and AB 1668. The 2017 Framework was prepared by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and California Energy Commission (CEC) in response.
A Code Compliance Officer will be patrolling the City to ensure all provisions of Ordinance Number 1516 are being adhered to.
Any violations are subject to the Administrative Citation Program, which provides individuals with an opportunity for compliance prior to the issuance of fines. Should the City receive a concern regarding a property, the Code Compliance Officer will investigate the complaint and provide drought information as the first level of contact.