Law will apply regardless of whether a drought is declared.
Padre Dam Municipal Water District officials broke ground in Santee Monday.
Grant funds would go to organizations working to clean up border area.
The draft recommendations released Tuesday detail how part of the $687 million emergency relief plan would be spent.
One point in Faulconer's plan calls for reduction in water consumption.
State officials say a popular county park has toxic chemicals in a creek.
Organizers say more than 100,000 marched in New York, including actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly.
In Solana Beach, a dramatic change landed on the front lawn of a county supervisor in the form of a water-saving transformation.
Despite the warm weather, water use in region dropped 6 percent.
Saltwater desalination and recycled potable water are expected to be major contributors to locally generated water in the future.
An audit shows that more than 75 percent of the trash thrown out should be recycled.
The electricity from local producers would replace what had flowed from the San Onofre power plant.