The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency oversee the implementation of the State Mandated Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.  See link for more information:



Although, TGW is not considered an "Urban Water Supplier", TGW monitors the State Water mandates.  Attached at the bottom you will find TGW's 3 Year Water Supply Plan.

Provided below are some links to keep tabs on California Water current events.

Emergency Conservation Regulation

Recognizing persistent yet less severe drought conditions throughout California, on May 18, 2016, the State Water Board adopted an emergency water conservation regulation that replaces the February 2 emergency regulation. The May 2016 regulation that will be in effect from June 2016 through January 2017 requires locally developed conservation standards based upon each agency’s specific circumstances. It replaces the prior percentage reduction-based water conservation standard with a localized “stress test” approach. These standards require local water agencies to ensure a three-year supply assuming three more dry years like the ones the state experienced from 2012 to 2015. Water agencies that would face shortages under three additional dry years will be required to meet a conservation standard equal to the amount of shortage.

As directed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in Executive Order B-37-16, the Board will separately take action to make some of the requirements of the regulation permanent.

4/1/15: Governor Jerry Brown issued the first-ever statewide mandatory water restrictions. The Governor's Executive Order directs the State Water Resources Control Board to reduce water usage by 25 percent through the implementation of mandatory water reductions in cities and towns across California.   What does that mean for TGW Members? Basically, the new requirements include:
  • Outdoor watering of lawn (turf) or landscaping is limited to no more than 2 days per week.
  • Outdoor irrigation is prohibited during and in the 48 hours following “measurable precipitation” or rain showers
  • irrigation with potable water outside of newly constructed homes and buildings not in accordance  with emergency regulations or other requirements established by the Building Standards Commission and Department of Housing and Community Development.
  • Do not allow runoff when irrigating with potable water.
  • Water features must have recirculate water.
TGW Member 's Goal:

TGW has set a water use goal for our members and tenants, effective immediately. Our target use, including landscape irrigation, is 75 gallons per day, per person.   Since meters measure in cubic feet of water and bills are calculated in units of 100 cubic feet, please refer to the conversion chart provided for your convenience.  Remember: 75 gallons equals 10 cubic feet. A billing cycle is roughly 60 days, therefore, one person can meet the target using 600 cubic feet (6 units) per each billing. 

Use by number of people per household per billing – (1 unit = 100 cubic feet) 














2015 is the fourth dry year in a row, and the driest in the historical record!  The aquifers are replenished only by rainwater soaking into the ground.  By conserving water during the dry months we can protect our aquifer.  Below are ways that you can do to help conserve water:
Thank you for being a part of the solution through your continued water awareness and conservation efforts!!
Patricia Newby TGW General Manager,
Sep 7, 2016, 9:03 AM