On April 7, 2017, the Governor of the State of California issued Executive Order B-40-17 ending the drought state of emergency for most of the State of California, including Los Angeles County, thanks to the recent Winter rains and continued statewide conservation efforts. Pico Rivera residents and customers of the Pico Rivera Water Authority (PRWA) did their part and were able to reduce water use by an average of 21% per month during the emergency drought declaration.
Although this action by the Governor ends the emergency drought declaration, it also recognizes the need for “making water conservation a California way of life” in order to ensure the state’s resiliency to future periods of prolonged drought. Therefore, the Executive Order maintains in effect the water use restrictions listed below and directs the State Water Resources Control Board to “continue development of permanent prohibitions on wasteful water use.”
Wasteful Water Uses Permanently Prohibited
The City of Pico Rivera will continue to revise its local ordinances relating to water conservation to implement any changes at the state level. Look for future revisions to local ordinances and enforcement relating to permanent mandatory water conservation measures. The City appreciates your continued cooperation and contributions to protecting the state’s valuable water supply.
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