In Drought-Stricken California, Watering Your Lawn Could Mean $500 Fines
If you live in California, you will soon be subject to a $500-per-day fine for washing down your driveway and sidewalk, watering your outdoor landscapes, or turning on your outdoor fountain (unless the water is recirculated). The state is in one of its worst droughts on record , with no end in sight. The California Water Resources Control Board thinks that many residents aren’t taking the water scarcity problem seriously enough, so it stepped in on Tuesday afternoon with an unprecedented emergency regulation to crack down on excessive outdoor water users; local officials would be given leeway under the rule to determine details of its enforcement.
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