Officials in Los Angeles County Tuesday moved to put residents in step with California regulators regarding water wastage.
Homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts under legislation that took effect Monday.
Crews worked early Monday to seal a broken water hydrant in Venice, but not before an estimated 180,000 gallons flooded nearby streets, officials said.
“Hin Carla,” said the caller. “I want to report a house that is trying to drain the rest of the American River.”
Officials with the city of Santa Ana say they reject the findings of a report that claims residents in the Orange County city are the biggest water wasters in California.
A Glendora couple who scaled back watering due to drought received a letter from the city warning that they could face fines if they don’t get their brown lawn green again.
The action on Tuesday by the State Water Quality Control Board came after its own survey showed that conservation measures to date have failed to achieve the 20 percent reduction in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Georgia Dardenelle says, “Our water bills are going down.”
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KCAL9′s Kevin Takumi reports Los Angeles County lifeguards swam the group out to a boat after they were unable to return to a safe path as the tide came in.
The State Water Resources Control Board next week is scheduled to consider draft emergency regulations made public Tuesday. They are intended to put teeth into conservation efforts that so far have produced disappointing results.
Regulators are expected to consider statewide mandatory water conservation measures as the worst drought in recent memory grows more severe, according to a KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO report.
The ongoing drought emergency in California has prompted new water conservation measures at the Getty Center and Villa.
Angelenos can turn their water-friendly lawns into green for their pockets under a new Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) program.
Drought conditions in Southern California could lead to a water fee for new construction projects in the city of Ventura.