California Drought Preparedness
As California is facing the most significant water crisis in history, it is critical that water systems and their customers properly conserve and manage our water resources. It is a clear fact that California is experiencing some of the driest periods in recorded history as water reserves are extremely low. While there is no way to prevent drought from occurring, the effects of drought can be significantly reduced or even eliminated altogether. The impacts of drought can be reduced by establishing and implementing drought management planning and water conservation measures. Thanks to funding provided by California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Rural Water Association (CRWA) has a myriad of free resources to aid in dealing with water shortages in times of drought. Available on this website you will find resources to help water systems regarding water shortages, water conservation and Emergency/Disaster response planning. Additionally, CRWA is also providing free Drought Management Educational Training and Leak Detection Water Loss Control Training throughout the State with a focus on Disadvantaged Communities and Tribal Systems (go to our Training page to see the latest listing of classes available). CRWA also has a free onsite technical support program to eligible disadvantaged community water systems assisting with drought, water conservation and leak detection.
In these trying times of drought it is imperative that water systems take appropriate action to implement effective tools and resources. If any assistance is needed with your Drought Management planning CRWA is here to help. Please feel free to contact one of our Water Efficiency team specialists to help you.
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