EMWD is currently in a Stage 2: Supply Alert
EMWD is asking customers to voluntary reduce their water use in
line with Governor Newsom’s request for a 25 percent reduction
compared to last year.
Voluntary reduction of up to 25 percent is encouraged through the
on-going enforcement of water use efficiency requirements,
EMWD’s water budget-based tiered rates, and penalties for run
off. Required customer actions include:
- Reduce watering or irrigating of lawn, landscape or other
vegetated areas with sprinklers by one day a week.
Visit https://landscapesforliving.emwd.org/ to
- All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in the water user’s
plumbing or distribution system repaired within seventy-two
- Refrain from filling or re-filling of ornamental lakes or
- Refrain from using potable water to wash or clean a vehicle,
including but not limited to, any automobile, truck, van, bus,
motorcycle, boat or trailer, whether motorized or not.
While California and much of the western United States is
experiencing prolonged critically dry and drought conditions,
EMWD has proactively prepared for dry periods through investments
in a diverse water supply portfolio and other programs to promote
These investments include the expansion of groundwater
desalination facilities, a nationally recognized recycled water
program, a new groundwater banking program, and robust water use
efficiency programs including our industry-leading
allocation-based rate structure.
EMWD has also participated in longstanding regional efforts by
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) to
increase water storage. MWD has greatly increased water storage
capacity since 1990 and currently has record amounts of water in
storage, including at Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet.
EMWD has provided a section on
its website filled with tips and a toolbox of ideas for using water wisely. Customers are
encouraged to visit and learn more about water saving programs
For more information about EMWD’s response, see our
Contingency Plan and Frequently Asked