Governor Newsom’s March 28, 2022, Executive Order N-7-22 required the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to adopt additional water conservation emergency regulations and ban “non-functional turf” irrigation for commercial, industrial and institutional water users. On May 24, 2022, the State Water Board adopted a resolution requiring urban water suppliers to implement, at a minimum, the demand reduction actions listed in their Water Shortage Contingency Plan for drought Stage 2 (up to 20% water use reduction from fiscal year 2019-2020 levels) and ban “non-functional turf” irrigation for commercial, industrial and institutional water users. The State Water Board defines “non-functional turf” as turf that is solely ornamental and not regularly used for human recreational purposes or for civic or community events. Non-functional turf does not include sports fields. The State Water Board defines “commercial, industrial and institutional” as including homeowners’ associations, common interest developments, community service organizations, and other similar entities but does not include the residences of these entities’ members or separate interests.