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Newsom Declares Drought Emergency

Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a drought emergency for the entire state of California. The emergency authorizes water regulators to ban wasteful water use and allows the Office of Emergency Services to fund drinking water. Lack of rainfall and warmer than normal weather conditions have contributed to California’s drought.

Currently there aren’t any official conservation mandates in place. “As the western U.S. faces a potential third year of drought, it’s critical that Californians across the state redouble our efforts to save water in every way possible,” Newsom said. The Governor continues to urge voluntarily water conservation.