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California May Impose Mandatory Water Restrictions, $500 Fines For Wasters During Record Drought

Drought ravaged California could be on the brink of mandatory water restrictions on water use, with fines of up to $500 a day for those who don’t comply.

07/09/2014

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San Francisco Hopes Sexy Voice Will Help Save Water, New Ads Say Conservation Feels ‘Oh, So Right’

After a slow start, customers of San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy water system are starting to conserve more, but if they don’t keep it up, The SF Public Utilities Commission says they’ll have to impose mandatory rationing.

06/23/2014

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San Francisco PUC Considers Mandatory Water Rationing— 1st In Over 20 Years

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission may impose mandatory water rationing for the first time in more than 20 years. Despite the continuing drought, the commission says it appears many aren’t heeding the conservation call.

05/19/2014

Branciforte Creek in Santa Cruz County (CBS)

Some Californians Allowed To Keep Using Water For Free Amid Record Drought

California’s blistering heat has spared wildfires and is worsening what could be a record drought. While some are bracing for severe water rationing, others with certain privileges can continue to use as much water as they want for free.

05/15/2014

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Pleasanton Imposes Mandatory Water Restrictions, Excess Use To Trigger Large Fines

Businesses and residents in Pleasanton will have to cut back on water usage by 25 percent or face fines after a unanimous city council vote Tuesday night.

05/07/2014

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

California Snowpack At 18 Percent Of Average

With summer approaching state water managers say California’s snowpack is at 18 percent of average for the date.

05/01/2014

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Santa Cruz Begins Mandatory Water Rationing

Residents in single-family homes are now required to limit water use in Santa Cruz, or face added fees.

05/01/2014

Loch Lomond Reservoir (City of Santa Cruz)

Santa Cruz Approves Mandatory 25 Percent Water Rationing

The mandatory cuts, due to the statewide drought, are the first in the city in nearly 25 years.

04/24/2014

A sprinkler waters a lawn in the Bay Area. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

East Bay Water District Officials Recommend Voluntary Conservation, Despite Drought

Officials with the East Bay Municipal Utility District have recommended to continue asking residents to reduce their water use by 10 percent, without mandatory water rationing.

04/21/2014

A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Californians Acknowledge Drought But Want Others To Cut Back

An overwhelming majority of Californians agree the state is facing a serious water shortage, but most are also opposed to mandatory rationing.

04/16/2014

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