July 2 2018 09:58 AM

SB 606 and AB 1668 require new efficiency standards for indoor/outdoor water use.

New water conservation laws are set to take effect in California in 2019. According to a report form The Coast News Group,

Senate Bill 606 and Assembly Bill 1668 call for new urban-efficiency standards for indoor and outdoor uses, water lost to leaks and appropriate variances. The bills take effect in 2019, but there will be a grace period before full enforcement.

The laws require agencies to stay within their water budgets regardless of drought conditions. The article also clarifies that the laws and regulations do not apply to individuals, rather only to water agencies, but it will be up to the water agencies to limit customer usage, reportedly, 55 gallons of indoor water use per day, reduced to 52.5 by 2025 and 50 gallons by 2030.

The state has incentives for agencies providing recycled potable water.