Despite rain, Bay Area utilities are cracking down on water waste. One is even shutting off service
Just because the rainy season has arrived doesn’t mean California’s water cops are off the job. With a fourth year of drought looming, some of the Bay Area’s biggest utilities continue to crack down on excessive outdoor watering…. One city, though, has gone as far as shutting off water service to repeat offenders. State regulators, meanwhile, are expected this week to enact a second straight year of California-wide prohibitions on outdoor water waste, continuing the ban on such actions as watering lawns to the point of creating runoff, washing a car without a shut-off nozzle on the hose and filling up decorative fountains. Violators could face $500-a-day fines.
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