California Department of Water Resources
United States of America

Californians are facing a difficult challenge as they try to figure out how to continue cutting water consumption as the state enters its fourth year of a severe drought.

Last year Governor Brown ordered all Californians to reduce water consumption by 20 percent – some communities and water agencies met that goal, while others did not.

Now the state is switching gears, and the State Water Resources Control Board has introduced a plan that would require unequal water restrictions throughout the state, ranging from 10 percent to 35 percent depending on the region.

The proposed cuts are unfair, unequal and confusing.

We, the undersigned, call on Governor Jerry Brown and the State Water Resources Control Board to establish a single, statewide percentage water-saving requirement, ensuring that all communities are treated fairly.

All Californians are dealing with the drought, and everyone should have the same water usage reductions. Otherwise, a large burden is carried by some, while others make a very small sacrifice for the state.

We strongly encourage all residents to save as much water as possible, but we believe the required water cuts should be shared equally.

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The Support California Water Equality petition to California Department of Water Resources was written by California Water Equality and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.