Are you Obeying California’s New Water Laws?
California is in the middle of one of the worst droughts in the history of the state. Nearly 100% of the state remains in the third-harshest category for dryness, according to the latest measurements. Because of this, California has enacted strict laws and steep penalties for people who are wasting water. You might be breaking the law and not even know it.
The new laws went into effect on August 1 and prohibit a variety of water uses. If you receive a ticket, it’s treated similarly to a traffic ticket and the fine is $500.
So what are you not allowed to do? You can’t use drinkable water to hose off driveways and sidewalks, or water lawns and gardens so much that is causes runoff. Additionally, you can’t wash your car without a shutoff nozzle. You also can’t use potable water in non-circulating fountains.
As a result, we encourage you to take a look at your own water use and make sure you aren’t breaking any of the new laws.
Here at Alps, we are committed to conserving energy in any way possible. Although these actions now carry a penalty, they are good practices to follow. Conserving water will keep your personal water bill down and help ensure there is water in the future.
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