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State Looks To Curb Water Use

Sacramento, CA — The State Water Resources Control Board will consider passing emergency water restrictions due to the drought.

The proposal, released yesterday, would put in place $500 fines for certain violations. Things to avoid would include overwatering lawns, washing cars with a hose that doesn’t have a nozzle, and hosing down sidewalks.

If approved at a July 15 meeting in Sacramento, the rules would become effective immediately, and stay in place for nine months. The rules primarily target outside watering.