Residents of Stinson Beach in Marin County could soon face hefty mandatory water rationing unless water flows increase at nearby creeks and streams.
A state agency today ordered local water agencies to enforce mandatory statewide water restrictions implemented because of California’s severe drought, the California Public Utilities Commission Announced Thursday.
Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay have decided at their meetings to impose mandatory restrictions for water use.
Palo Alto officials are targeting water-wasting activities like washing down sidewalks and irrigating to the point of saturation. City council approved the new series of restrictions late Monday night.
State Approves Fines For Wasting Water After Report Shows Californians Using More Water, Not Conserving
California has approved fines for water wasting after a new report showed water customers in the state using more water, not less, amid calls for conservation.
State water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.
In a 4-1 vote, the Alameda County Water District – which serves Fremont, Newark and Union City – voted to declare a water shortage emergency, forcing mandatory water restrictions on its 350,000 customers.
This comes after the San Jose City Council approved strict new regulations this week, limiting where dispensaries can operate.
Water officials in Santa Cruz are already calling for residents to exercise restraint in their water usage this Spring, following a less than stellar rainy winter season.
The Coast Guard has temporarily stopped boat races in San Francisco Bay Area ocean waters following a deadly yacht crash.