Governor Gavin Newsom is asking all Californians to reduce their household water use voluntarily by 15 percent compared to last year.

While locals are not required to reduce water use and local water supplies are healthy, DWA encourages people to do what they can to be more efficient. If you would like to do your part of help save water, visit and take advantage of an incentive. We also have water saving tips and guides available on our website and at

The voluntary cutback is part of an executive order signed by the governor on Thursday (July 8) to help deal with persisting drought conditions across the state.

Newsom also added 9 counties to the drought state of emergency – Riverside County is not included. All but eight counties in California are in a drought emergency. In addition to Riverside County, Los Angeles, Imperial, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco and Ventura counties have yet to be declared in a drought emergency.

For more information and an FAQ on the drought, go to