Legislative Advocacy

You have a voice in Sacramento. Helix’s board and staff advocate on behalf of our customers with state water officials, such as the State Water Resources Control Board, and East County’s elected representatives in the legislature. We also collaborate as needed with the San Diego County Water Authority, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Association of California Water Agencies.

San Diego County Water Authority 

2016 Legislative Policy Guidelines

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

2016 Legislative Strategy

Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

Monitor Current Issues

Policy Watch

Executive Order B-37-16

On November 30, 2016, the State Water Resources Control Board released Making Water Conservation a Way of Life, Implementing Executive Order B-37-16, a regulatory framework for permanent, statewide water conservation. 

The regulation will set water conservation levels in 2017 and begin reducing the levels in 2018 in order to reach a 2025 water use target. Three areas of customer water use will be affected:


Indoor Water Use

Sets an immediate limit on indoor water use of 55 gallons per capita per day, then lowers the limit in 2018.


Outdoor Water Use

Establishes a water budget for Helix based on all customers having a water efficient landscape, then lower the standards in 2018.


Commercial Water Use

Requires businesses to have irrigation meters and comply with their industry’s water efficiency standards by 2021.

The current draft of the regulation is for public review and comment through December 19th. The board will issue the final regulations by January 10, 2017.

Contact Your Elected Representatives

U.S. House

Susan Davis
53rd Congressional District
(La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee)

Duncan Hunter
50th Congressional District
(Lakeside, Santee, El Cajon)

State Assembly

Randy Voepel

71st Assembly District

Shirley Weber

79th Assembly District

(La Mesa & Lemon Grove)

State Senate

Joel Anderson
38th Senate District

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