California’s new statewide water conservation framework raises concerns

After years of debate, California water officials have officially adopted a landmark rule, which will serve as a guide for the state’s future water use and conservation.

The framework aims to save 500,000 acre-feet of water annually by 2040.

Some agencies will be required to cut water use by more than 30%. According to a regulatory relations manager with the Association of California Water Agencies, following the new regulations will be a challenge.
She represents approximately 90% of the state’s city and farm supplies.

She believes that the unprecedented approach will require a significant amount of funding and technical support.