Policy & Planning

West Basin develops viable plans and initiatives to ensure reliability of the region's water supplies. They play an important role in reducing the region's dependence on imported water by expanding the local water supply portfolio in an economically feasible manner. Through effective partnerships and innovative planning, the staff continues to demonstrate a proactive approach to water resource management.

West Basin currently develops three planning documents: the annual Water Use Report, the Drought Rationing Plan and the Urban Water Management Plan, which is released every five years.

SWRCB Emergency Regulations - Wholesaler Supply Information

Pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order B-37-16, the State Water Resources Control Board issued new Emergency Regulations in May 2016 which require urban water wholesalers, such as West Basin, to provide information on the reliability of water supplies they expect to deliver to each urban water supplier in the next three years. West Basin's completed supply availability analysis and supporting documentation is available here.

Recognizing persistent yet less severe drought conditions throughout California, on February 8, 2017, the State Water Board adopted an emergency water conservation regulation to amend and extend the May 18, 2016 regulation.

For up-to-date information on the Emergency Regulations, visit the Emergency Conservation Regulation webpage at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/conservation_portal/emergency_regulation.shtml.