Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance: Letter on Failure to Submit Reports on Implementation and Enforcement

November 19, 2019

On November 15, 445 local governments across California—399 cities and 46 counties—received a letter from NRDC's pro bono counsel advising these jurisdictions of NRDC's belief that they have failed to comply with state regulations requiring the submission of annual reports on their permitting programs for new irrigated landscapes. The letter urged each jurisdiction to file any missing MWELO reports by December 9, and to provide a copy of the report to NRDC through a dedicated email account, concurrently with their submission to DWR.