Utilities Being Affected by Drought, as Governor Brown and California Energy Commission Determine Effects

Governor Jerry Brown made a recent announcement ordering California residents to conserve water, only days after his $1 billion emergency relief package. In addition, the California Energy Commission will carry out part of the plan as will several other state entities.

Five days after Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the $1 billion emergency drought package calling for funding relief and critical water infrastructure projects, he directed the first ever statewide mandatory water reductions in Executive Order B-29-15. These actions will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.

The California Energy Commission will carry out part of the plan as will several other state entities including the Department of Water Resources, State Water Resources Control Board, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

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Date Posted: 4/9/2015