Governor Issues Executive Order on Drought

Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday issued Executive Order N-7-22 to address historic drought conditions statewide. The Governor’s order calls on local water suppliers to activate drought contingency plans and directs the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to evaluate the adoption of regulations banning irrigation of “non-functional” turf adjacent to large industrial or commercial buildings.

The Governor’s order comes as the state continues to experience significant drought conditions, amidst dry, hot weather. Additional information is available here.