Regulation Rulemaking on the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO)


Regulation - Rulemaking on the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Department of Water Resources, pursuant to the authority vested in it by Government Code (GC) §65596.5, proposes amendments to the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. The proposed amendments are updates to the ordinance that simplify and clarify the requirements of the ordinance to facilitate local implementation and improve compliance.

15-day Public Comment Period

Posting Date: March 18, 2024

The Department of Water Resources (Department) welcomes all comments; consistent with Office of Administrative Law guidelines, only comments related to the revised language provided in this notice will be considered for the draft regulatory language.  Of note, comments deemed by the Department to cause a material change to the existing MWELO requirements will be considered for future MWELO updates and considered in the development of a revised MWELO guidebook.

Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and 15-day Comment Period for the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO)

Modified Text of Regulations

60-day Public Comment Period Information

Written public comment must be received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Comments can be submitted by:

Form: 2023 MWELO Update 15-day Comment Period - Public Comment Form


Regular Mail: Department of Water Resources

                     Attn: MWELO Update

                     Water Use Efficiency Branch

                     P.O. Box 942836-0001

                     Sacramento, CA 94236-0001