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$500 fine per day? Seems a little extreme.
California`s mandatory water-use restrictions officially start Friday (Aug 1, 2014). Residents and businesses are expected to comply with the 20% cutback or pay a $500 fine per day.
hosing down driveways and sidewalks is prohibited, as is watering outdoor landscapes if it causes excess runoff.
Amid Drought, Mandatory Restrictions on Outdoor Water Use Approved
Amid a historic drought affecting the entire state of California, state regulators on Tuesday approved emergency conservation measures that will allow water wasters to be fined up to $500 per day.
In addition, water can't be added to a decorative water feature unless it uses a recirculating system. Californians can use a hose to wash their cars only if the hose has a shut-off nozzle.