July 17, 2014 (San Diego) The State Water Resources Control Board has approved “ emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement.”
This is to reduce outdoor water use. All state residents are expected not to wash sidewalks or other hard surfaces, or to use a hose to wash a motor home vehicle unless the hose is fitted with a shut off nozzle. Fountains are to be shut down unless they have a recirculation pump.
Fines are to be upwards of $500.00 dollars and levied by local water agencies. Water Agencies that fail to comply are will be liable to a $10,000 dollars day fine.
The rules are likely to go into effect by August 1.