Unlike the last major drought, California's Governor is declaring a drought on a county by county basis. The Governor has currently declared a drought in 41 counties, mostly in the Northern and Central California area. However, it is important for the Indio community to continue to use water efficiently and conserve. Water is a limited resource. As part of its long term planning efforts, the Indio Water Authority recently completed the 2020 Regional Urban Water Management Plan and the Water Shortage Contingency Plan. The plan describes the anticipated water supplies and demands for the next 25 years and outlines actions in the event of a water shortage. The City took a regional approach and worked with other water agencies to develop this plan. For more information about the plan or for conservation related rebate programs, please visit www.indiowater.org.