State Water Resources Control Board
The State Water Resources Control Board has accepted an historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper losses later.
California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.
State water regulators say Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste.
DROUGHT: State Regulators Reveal Mandatory Water Cutbacks, Some Bay Area Cities Must Reduce Consumption By 36 Percent
San Francisco is designated for an 8% reduction, but Hillsborough, Discovery Bay, Atherton and Woodside must reduce their water consumption by 36 percent.
Online Petition Calls Out Nestlé For Bottling California’s Water, Selling It For Profit During Drought
CourageCampaign.org is specifically calling out Nestlé in an online petition for its practices of bottling California water and selling it for profit.
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.