California is in a record-breaking drought with 2022 being the driest year on record so far. The State’s worsening conditions have prompted Governor Newsom to proclaim a Drought Emergency. In effect the State Water Resources Control Board recently passed emergency regulations requiring all urban water suppliers to escalate ongoing water conservation efforts.
Click here to view the City’s current water-use regulations.
For more information on the current drought visit www.mwdoc.com/drought.
California’s major reservoir conditions are updated daily. Visit the California Data Exchange Center to stay informed.
Seal Beach has three Municipal Codes regulating the use of water? Before you decide to clean that patio or re-landscape your yard, please familiarize yourself with the City's water saving and water quality codes.
SBMC 9.35 Water
SBMC 9.37 Water Shortage Contingency Response
SBMC 9.70 Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
There are several Water Use Efficiency Rebate Programs for both residents and commercial businesses. For water saving programs and rebates visit www.ocwatersmart.com. Rebate funding is limited and subject to availability.
Explore beautiful, sustainable, climate-appropriate, drought-tolerant plants, trees, and grass that thrive in Orange County. Visit www.ocwatersmartgardens.com for garden inspiration and information. With a click of a button, add your favorite plants to a private list that you can print and take to your favorite nursery.
To report water waste please call (562) 645-3114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leisure World Water Conservation Exhibits
FAQs – Leisure World Water Conservation
FAQs - State Water Resources Control Board
H2OC Overwatering Is Out
PowerPoint - July 25, 2022 Declaration of a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage
Water Shortage Continency Plan Amendment – May 2022
Ordinance 1695 – Water Shortage Contingency Response Ordinance