Existing law authorizes a public entity that supplies water at retail or wholesale within its service area to adopt, in accordance with specified procedures, and enforce a water conservation program.
This bill would require a public entity, as defined, that conducts a cost-of-service analysis, as defined, to identify the total incremental costs incurred by all the major water users, as described, in the single-family residential class and the total incremental costs that would be avoided if major water users met a specified efficiency goal. The bill would also require both of those costs to be made publicly available by posting the information in the public entity's cost-of-service analysis. By requiring a higher level of service of public entities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The bill would include findings that changes proposed by this bill address a matter of statewide concern rather than a municipal affair and, therefore, apply to all cities, including charter cities.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Statutes affected:
AB755: 201 PUC
02/13/23 - Introduced: 201 PUC
03/16/23 - Amended Assembly: 201 PUC
AB 755: 201 PUC