State Water Resources Control Board
With the state expanding emergency water restrictions in the wake of the drought, some Bay Area residents could soon be asked to conserve even more. It could happen as soon as next week in Santa Clara County.
Californians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.
The State Water Resources Control Board is set to vote Tuesday on tough new rules that would allow any public employee empowered to enforce laws to write tickets for wasting water.
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.
California Looks At Emergency Water Rules To Help Firefighting Efforts, May Impact Valuable Water Rights
The worst drought on record has turned every inch of the Golden State into a tinderbox. State water administrators are looking at emergency regulations that may help firefighting efforts. The new rules could come at a cost to those who own valuable water rights.