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CCWD is currently in water shortage response STAGE 1: ADVISORY

Water Shortage Planning and Response

The Urban Water Management Planning Act requires that each water supplier provide a Water Shortage Contingency Plan that outlines how the supplier will prepare for and respond to water shortages. Below are the six stages of action per the Department of Water Resources as well as Calaveras County Water District’s stages of response based on water supply conditions within the District’s service area.

Stages of Action

The Water Shortage Contingency Plan provides five stages of response based on water supply conditions due to water supply conditions within the service area. The initial Advisory Stage, set at 10 percent reduction, is a voluntary stage to preserve water in the early stages of a potential shortage. The four mandatory conservation levels are designated to respond to increasingly severe supply shortages. The table below highlights each stage, the respective percent supply reduction, and the water supply reduction.
StagePercent Supply ReductionWater Supply Condition
1: Advisory Stage (Voluntary Conservation)Up to 10%The District is generally still able to meet the water demands of its customers in all service areas.
2: Alert Stage (Mandatory Conservation)Up to 20%The District is generally still able to meet the water demands of its customers in all service areas.
3: Moderate Stage (Mandatory Conservation)Up to 30%Consumption must be reduced by at least 20% for the District to meet the water demands of it's customers. Conservation mandates are applied consistently across service areas regardless of localized conditions.
4: Significant Stage (Mandatory Conservation)Up to 40%Consumption must be reduced by 30% for the District to meet the water demands of its customers. Conservation mandates are applied consistently across service areas regardless of localized conditions.
5: Critical Stage (Mandatory Conservation)Up to 50%Consumption must be reduced by 40% for the District to meet the water demands of its customers. Conservation mandates are applied consistently across service areas regardless of localized conditions.
6: Emergency Stage (Mandatory Conservation)More than 50%Stage 6 indicates a catastrophic supply interruption.

CCWD Water Shortage Response Stages

CCWD is currently under STAGE 1: Advisory water shortage response stage. This is a voluntary conservation stage.  CCWD is encouraging the public to use water wisely and comply with state official recommendations to aim for a voluntary water use reduction of 15 percent compared to 2020 levels.

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