Water is our most valuable natural resource, and yet we so often take it for granted that it will always be there for us. The conservation of this critical resource is at the forefront of many political discussions in California. Southern California imports over two thirds of their water from various remote sources and the cost of the energy needed to transport our potable water is monumental.
The average Californian consumes 39 gallons a day, and as Southern California's population expands it is important to implement water conservation measures to offset the continuing growth and resultant consumption. Californians must rethink the ways in which we use our precious resource and help extend our constrained inventory by working together to create a sustainable water supply.
Explore California's legislation, regulatory actions and facts below to learn more ways to save water, and how our government is working to conserve and meet our water needs.