California American Water Invites Customers to Public Hearings, Moving to Stage Two of Water Shortage Contingency Plans

SACRAMENTO (June 10, 2022) – Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s drought-related executive order in March and the State Water Board’s latest emergency regulations, water providers throughout California are mandated to move to stage two of each entity’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan. As such, California American Water has filed requests with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to adjust its conservation measures accordingly, moving all remaining systems to stage two. 

State Law requires water utilities to develop Water Shortage Contingency Plans so that they can adjust services and customer expectations during times of drought. Plans consist of tiered guidelines dictating more extensive conservation measures as the threat of water scarcity increases. To learn more about California American Water’s stage two regulations, visit: and click on the applicable region. 

To facilitate the necessary water savings required by stage two, California American Water will be continuing to encourage conservation among its customers including adjustments to mandatory outdoor watering schedules. Customers within California American Water’s Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Madera and Merced Counties service areas are included, as well as those in the Monterey County areas of Ambler Park, Chualar, Garrapata, Ralph Lane, and Toro. Both areas are anticipated to move to stage two, pending CPUC approval, on June 30, 2022.  

Public Hearing Information:
Customers are invited to participate in a public hearing to learn more about stage two and provide feedback. The following public hearings will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, and those interested in participating can dial in or participate from any device with internet access. Note, you do not need to register for these public hearings. At 6:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing, type the URL provided into any web browser with all lowercase letters and no spaces to join the Teams meeting. 


Northern California, including Dunnigan, Fruitridge, Sacramento, Meadowbrook, and Hillview service areas:  

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6-7 p.m. 
  • Call-in Number: 862-294-2638 
  • Meeting ID: 625 607 911# 
  • Teams Meeting Link: 


Monterey Satellites, including Ambler Park, Chualar, Garrapata, Ralph Lane, and Toro service areas:  

  • Date and Time: Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6-7 p.m. 
  • Call-In Number: 862-294-2638 
  • Meeting ID: 789 453 945# 


Customers have been provided written notice of California American Water’s filing with the CPUC to move to stage two, as well as the details for each public hearing. To read the advice letters filed, visit, and scroll to your service area.  

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to more than 725,000 people. Information regarding California American Water’s service areas can be found on the company’s website

Media Contacts

Evan Jacobs

Northern California External Affairs Manager