On October 27, 2015, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 2015-288, which established the Countywide Water Conservation Program (CWWCP) in response to the declining water levels in the Nipomo Mesa (part of Santa Maria Groundwater Basin), Los Osos Groundwater Basin, and the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin (PRGWB). A Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SCH# 2014081056) was prepared for the CWWCP. A key strategy of the CWWCP is to ensure that all new construction and new or expanded agriculture will offset its predicted water use by reducing existing water use on other properties within the same water basin.
Each of the three groundwater basin areas has specific policies that apply.
For more information on the policies and programs that apply to each of the groundwater basin areas, please choose one of the following: