Water Supply Challenges

California's Water Supply Outlook is Serious Business
Over the years, it has become increasingly evident that water use efficiency is absolutely essential for sustaining adequate and reliable water supplies for southern California. With the Colorado River recovering from an 11-year drought, the uncertainty of a long-term fix for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, and increased population growth, California faces even more serious long-term water supply reliability challenges than during the drought of the early 1990s.

In addition, the increasing costs of conveying and treating water supplies and replacing aging infrastructure are requiring water purveyors across the state to implement viable and cost-effective solutions to these issues. For a highly urbanized area such as Anaheim, water use efficiency continues to be the most cost-effective approach to ensuring reliable water supplies for its customers.

Conservation Plan
Learn more about the comprehensive conservation plan to resolve the crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and provide a reliable water supply for California.

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) is a collaborative approach to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta’s ecosystem and protect California’s water supplies. Watch a 10-minute video by the California Department of Water Resources.