(Governor meeting with Mayors from across the state)….The meeting is to discuss water issues.
Governor Brown has previously met with the Business and agriculture communities. The discussion deals with water conservation efforts. Earlier this month the Governor announced the first ever 25 percent statewide mandatory water reductions and a series of actions to help save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamlining the state’s drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient. The order included measures to help replace lawns with drought tolerant landscaping and old appliances with more water and energy efficient models, cut water use at campuses, golf courses, cemeteries and other large landscapes, prevent potable water irrigation at new developments, and stop watering of ornamental grass on public street medians. The Imperial Irrigation District has offered to work with cities in Imperial County and in the Coachella Valley to develop water conservation methods.