Water Wasters Face Fines

The drought continues … and state regulators are getting serious.

Today, they’ll consider $500 fines for anyone who is wasting water on landscapes, fountains, washing vehicles and other non-essential outdoor uses.

According to the San Diego Union Tribue, the fines could be based on a sliding scale, with a warning for the first offense. The State Water Resources Control board has reported support for the program.

“So far, people have been pretty supportive,” board Chairwoman Felicia Marcus said. “I think people recognize that we’re taking a moderate approach and we’re sending a message as much as anything.”

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