California The state is cracking down on water use for breaking a record for its driest year
If you live in California, don’t keep that water flowing too long, as the state is restricting how long you can use your water. On Wednesday, 6 million Southern California residents and businesses were given new restrictions on water use, including one to two days per week in the yard. This comes after the state entered its third year of severe drought.
“People need to take these restrictions seriously,” said Adele Hagekhalil, general manager of the Southern California Metropolitan Water District. “So we have to do our best to reduce usage and expand this limited supply. If residents and businesses do not respond immediately, we need to take stronger action. ”
The MWD said the sanctions were imposed “to reduce unnecessary water consumption and to secure supplies for the greater good of the public”.
According to WFUV, most of the state’s water agencies have been affected by the drought, including the Los Angeles Department of Water, the Three Valley Municipal Water District, the Inland Empire Utility Agency and more.
You could be fined up to 2,000 if you violate the restrictions. WFUV reports that the program will end on June 30, 2023.