California water officials have enacted statewide drought rules in an effort to increase water conservation. The temporary regulations went into effect on Jan. 14, 2022 and will last for one year. Violators could face up to $500 in fines per day.
Among the water uses that won’t be allowed under the new rules:
• Outdoor watering that results in excessive runoff into the street and sidewalks;
• Using water for landscaping and irrigation during the 48 hours after storms that bring at least .25 inches of rain;
• Washing vehicles with hoses lacking automatic shut-off nozzles;
• Using potable water to wash driveways, sidewalks, buildings and patios and for street cleaning or to fill or top off decorative fountains or lakes.
For more information, please visit the League of California Cities.