(SDCWA takes steps to meet new targets)…They are reduced water implemented by the state.
The San Diego County Water Authority says the goal is to help local agencies achieve state-mandated conservation targets. The Board of Directors last week acted to help the water agencies to meet the state-mandated targets by restricting irrigation of ornamental landscapes to no more than two days a week across the region and immediately boosting regional conservation and outreach efforts by $1 million. The Board also established local urban and agricultural water supply cutbacks based on reduced water deliveries from the Metropolitan Water District and set penalties for local agencies that exceed their supply allocations. The Authority says local agencies are responsible for determining the specific measures necessary to meet state mandates and avoid financial penalties by the State Water Resources Control Board.