Governor Newsom issued Executive Order No. N-7-22 on March 28, 2022, in response to escalating drought conditions. The Executive Order, in part, directs the Department of Water Resources to consider banning irrigation of non-functional turf in commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors by May 25, 2022. This ban does not include residential turf or turf that is used as school fields, sports fields, parks, etc.
The proclamation, in part, empowers the California State Water Resources Control Board with the ability to restrict wasteful water uses in the future.
The proclamation also calls on Californians to redouble their conservation efforts.
On October 11, 2021, the JCSD Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 3192, in Support of a Water Supply Alert due to severe drought conditions, calling on customers to voluntarily reduce their use of water by 15 percent and to take advantage of conservation rebate programs.
On June 28, 2020, the JCSD Board of Directors adopted a Water Shortage Contingency Plan through its 2020 Urban Water Management Plan, which is designed to strategically reduce water consumption during drought and water supply emergencies.