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State announces mandatory water restrictions

The California Water Resources Control Board has adopted emergency water restrictions that will apply to all water users statewide.

The mandate includes prohibitions overwatering yards, washing cars without a shutoff nozzle, hosing down sidewalks or watering grass within 48 hours after rainfall.

The restrictions will apply to all water users, including individuals, business and public agencies and will be enforced through warning letters, water audits or fines, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the board.

The emergency regulation takes effect within 10 days, once approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State.

The restrictions are similar to what was in place during the state's last severe drought and come in spite of recent rains, but state officials said they are still needed.

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"Prohibiting wasteful water practices increases awareness of water as a precious resource no matter what type of weather we are experiencing in a given moment, because weather extremes are now part of our climate reality," said E. Joaquin Esquivel, board chair, in a statement.

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State announces mandatory water restrictions

by Bay City News / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Wed, Jan 5, 2022, 6:56 pm

The California Water Resources Control Board has adopted emergency water restrictions that will apply to all water users statewide.

The mandate includes prohibitions overwatering yards, washing cars without a shutoff nozzle, hosing down sidewalks or watering grass within 48 hours after rainfall.

The restrictions will apply to all water users, including individuals, business and public agencies and will be enforced through warning letters, water audits or fines, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the board.

The emergency regulation takes effect within 10 days, once approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State.

The restrictions are similar to what was in place during the state's last severe drought and come in spite of recent rains, but state officials said they are still needed.

"Prohibiting wasteful water practices increases awareness of water as a precious resource no matter what type of weather we are experiencing in a given moment, because weather extremes are now part of our climate reality," said E. Joaquin Esquivel, board chair, in a statement.

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Janet Campbell
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another community
on Jan 6, 2022 at 3:16 am
Janet Campbell, another community
Registered user
on Jan 6, 2022 at 3:16 am

It is my understanding that when the recent rains occurred on a weekend that brought around 12" of rain in different areas of northern California, that all of it went out the Sacramento River (and others) to the sea. That it was estimated to be about 3.1 billion gallons of water. If true, that apparently would have supported 1 million people for a year. Without the dams for conservation, and wise use of resources, how can we do so?


Pleasanton Parent
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 6, 2022 at 11:54 am
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
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on Jan 6, 2022 at 11:54 am

And yet housing mandates continue…..ok state of ca….


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