This was just announced in the last few hours! We get to open our pools this summer!
It had not received a lot of press yet, but with the severe drought and water restriction, swimming pools were considered non essential water use and may not have been allowed to open this summer. People in the swimming pool industry as well as neighborhood associations and public pool managers had appealed for a clarification/exemption in order to allow pools to open.
Governor Purdue has now OK's the opening of pools for the summer. However, I don't think this changes the mandate to decrease consumption by 10%. If water use gets to high or the drought continues or worsens, anything can change.
My advice ..... take short showers and throw the kids in the pool!