SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — Santa Cruz has set up something of a traffic school to help water wasters avoid penalties from the state during the severe drought.
Residents facing fines can have them waived by taking the two hour class on water conservation.READ MORE: SF Restaurant Apologizes for Denying Service to Armed, On-Duty Police Officers
“Really we don’t want to penalize people. We want to educate people because water is so precious, and we all need to do everything we can to conserve, so it’s really an opportunity for us to educate the public,” Eileen Cross of the Santa Cruz Water District said.READ MORE: International Travelers Brace For New COVID Testing RequirementNorthbound San Tomas Expressway in Santa Clara Closed by 'Major Injury' Accident
Residents can only take the class once, and if they’re caught wasting water again, they will have to pay the fees.