LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — New emergency regulations adopted by California’s State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will go into effect June 1, according to a press release.

The regulations are designed to implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent call for a 25 percent reduction of statewide water use, stated the release.

The State Water Board has assigned mandatory conservation goals to each urban area based on residential per capita water use to achieve this goal, continued the release.

Urban areas with the highest residential per capita water use are required to conserve more, with reduction goals ranging from eight to 36 percent, reported the release.

“This announcement solidifies the need to take conservation to the next level. We are prepared to work with customers to ensure we deliver on the state-required 20 percent water-use reduction,” said Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD) General Manager Joone Lopez. “It is now all of our responsibility to conserve as our efforts must collectively tie together to achieve the statewide 25 percent conservation mandate.”

MNWD customers have achieved significant reductions in water use, resulting in the lowest annual water usage on record since 1991, noted the release, however more measures must be taken to meet the 20 percent reduction required by the district.

Read the entire release here.