Wasting water outdoors amid the state’s drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day.
The State Water Resources Control Board is scheduled to adopt emergency regulations intended to put teeth into conservation efforts that so far have produced disappointing results.
“We are in a drought of historic proportions,” board Chairwoman Felicia Marcus said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “Many urban water users don’t realize how bad this drought is. The latest numbers released show water usage state-wide has actually increased 1% since the governors proclamation issued in January.
San Francisco is concerned about these new regulations because of the need to hose down alley ways and sidewalks for health and safety reasons. This appears not to be a problem in Wildomar’s parks? There is no full time employee to observe what needs to be cleaned.