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Water Conservation: State Programs, Resources, Executive Orders

The Oregon Water Resources Department has reported to Governor Kate Brown regarding implementation of Executive Order No. 15-09, Directing State Agencies to Plan for Resiliency to Drought, To Meet the Challenge that a Changing Climate Brings.  WRD received seventy-three Water Conservation and Efficiency Plans from state agencies, boards, and commissions, along with a plan from the Governor’s Office.  The documents outline actions to reduce water use, and the agencies will continue to work with WRD and the Department of Administrative Services to achieve their water conservation goals over the next five years. 


In accordance with Executive Order 15-09; agencies should place signs and other messaging within state-owned buildings to encourage the reduction of non-essential uses of water.


Groundwater-Related Resources during Drought: