May 11: State Water Board to Host Water Efficiency Standards and Wastewater Impacts Workshop

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State Water Resources Control Board
Making Conservation a California a Way of Life: How forthcoming efficiency standards may impact local wastewater management

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST
Registration (Remote Participation Only)
Apply to Speak – Virtual Speaker Card Form

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board or Board) staff will hold an informational public workshop to solicit input on the potential effects that the Board’s proposed efficiency standards may have on local wastewater management. Interested persons can provide input during the remote workshop or via the virtual speaker card. There will also be other opportunities to provide comments once the rulemaking has formally begun.


Pursuant to Water Code section 10609.2, adopted as part of the water use efficiency legislation – Assembly Bill 1668 and Senate Bill 606 (2018) – the State Water Board is directed to adopt long-term standards for the efficient use of water in the urban sector. The 2018 water conservation legislation also directed the State Water Board to consider, and allow for public comment on the potential effects, how the proposed efficiency standards could impact local wastewater management, developed and natural parklands, and urban tree health.
To evaluate these potential impacts on local wastewater management, developed and natural parklands, and urban tree health, the State Water Board has analyzed data from existing literature, operational and monitoring data, inventories, case studies, historical records, and held informational webinars describing the analytical approach.


The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of the potential impacts of the proposed efficiency standards on local wastewater management. The workshop will provide members of the public, wastewater providers, urban retail water suppliers, and other interested parties an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about the Board’s analysis and findings.


The notice, agenda, workshop documents, and workshop recording will be available on the State Water Board’s website at: Rulemaking to implement 2018 Water Efficiency Legislation | California State Water Resources Control Board.
Interested persons may also subscribe on the email list, located on the website, to receive notifications and updates.


Due to ongoing circumstances related to the COVID-19 emergency, all public participation will be remote via an online hosted platform.
Participants can also dial in (audio only) using the information below:

· Dial: 669-900-9128
· Meeting ID: 957 9286 4632

Language services are available.


Any inquiries pertaining to this notice should be addressed to:

Charlotte Ely
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street,13th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 319-8564
[email protected] 

Chris Martinez
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street, 13th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 327-0435
[email protected]


Download the State Water Board public notice >