Governor Brown Lifts Drought Emergency

Retains Prohibition on Wasteful Practices

Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow, last week Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. ended the drought state of emergency in most of California, while maintaining water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices, such as watering during or right after rainfall.

“This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner,” said Governor Brown. “Conservation must remain a way of life.”

Executive Order B-40-17 lifts the drought emergency in all California counties except Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne, where emergency drinking water projects will continue to help address diminished groundwater supplies. Today’s order also rescinds two emergency proclamations from January and April 2014 and four droughtrelated executive orders issued in 2014 and 2015.  For more information see http://www.oesnews.com/governor-brown-lifts-drought-emergency-retains-prohibition-on-wasteful-practices/

 

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