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California Approves Fines for Wasting Water During Drought
Los Angeles Times ^ | July 16, 2014 01:12 GMT | Bettina Boxall

Posted on 07/15/2014 7:03:55 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists

Cities throughout California will have to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering under an emergency state rule approved Tuesday.

Saying that it was time to increase conservation in the midst of one of the worst droughts in decades, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted drought regulations that give local agencies the authority to fine those who waste water up to $500 a day.

Many Southern California cities, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Long Beach, already have mandatory restrictions in place.

But most communities across the state are still relying on voluntary conservation, and Californians in general have fallen far short of meeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s January call for a 20% cut in water use.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Weather
KEYWORDS: brown; california; drought; fines

1 posted on 07/15/2014 7:03:55 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: Up Yours Marxists

What’ll happen is an HOA will fine you for having a dead lawn and the county will fine you for watering it.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 7:06:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (When the government is above the law, it's called fascism.)
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To: SkyDancer

Will they monitor toilet flushing and showers next?


3 posted on 07/15/2014 7:09:27 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Up Yours Marxists

who was Gubinor in the last great drought?

If its brown flush it down

Who’s now Gubinor again?

See a pattern?

How many storage facilities did he build back then?

How many this go around?

California suffers from worse than a drought in rain..

It suffers from near sighted pretenders and voters

As doped out as they were back in the 70s


4 posted on 07/15/2014 7:09:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: SkyDancer

Reading the new “law”, the main offenders of water waste, GOLF COURSES, will only be restricted to nighttime watering, which happens already in most cases.

How convenient.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 7:11:08 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Is Hollyweird exempt?

Is government exempt?

Are government schools exempt?


6 posted on 07/15/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Red_Devil 232
It's CA. They'll probably start fining people with more than two bottled waters
in their possession.
7 posted on 07/15/2014 7:12:55 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

They’ll probably check your water meter from the last time to see the difference. Long time ago in Santa Barbara, CA they introduced water rationing and people would put a brick in their toilet tank and other saving devices. Well water consumption did go down as well as the revenue. So SB increased the rates.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 7:12:57 PM PDT by SkyDancer (When the government is above the law, it's called fascism.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Instead of trying to get an effin bullet train built...maybe these jackasses need to figure out how to make ocean water fresh and pipe it throughout California.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 7:14:55 PM PDT by halo66
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To: MaxMax

can u imagine if Doomberg was the Gubernator of Callyfornia?


10 posted on 07/15/2014 7:18:43 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Up Yours Marxists

No water in Cally,and they want to divide it up into 6 states?,sounds like a future water war.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Up Yours Marxists

When it starts raining again, it’s a safe bet that no matter how hard it rains, the bureaucrats will say that the rain is not relieving the drought and will try to maintain the restrictions. That has happened at the end of every drought in California since the 1970’s.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 7:36:20 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (-e)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

I suppose that it would be ridiculous of me to assume that part of the reason for the water shortage is the addition of 20 million illegals to their population. They may not bathe or wash their clothes regularly but I would suspect that they, on occasion, do flush the toilet.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 7:51:08 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Maps

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/sdo_summary.html

U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/mdo_summary.html


14 posted on 07/15/2014 8:01:38 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: halo66

$100 billion on that damn useless choo-choo would have built a LOT of dams and canals. The state has tripled population in 60 years, but hardly any new water infrastructure has been built. That’s what happens when you let the environazis take over.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 8:20:32 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Up Yours Marxists

It must be Global Warming. Moonbats believe in it, fine them for it.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 8:23:35 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
I saw a funny juxtaposition of two stories on the nightly news in Los Angeles the other night.

The first story was about the states turning off drinking water and closing restroom is state parks to save water.

The next was the opening of a massive new multi-million dollar swimming pools (10) complex in intercity LA

17 posted on 07/15/2014 8:30:11 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: Fiji Hill

This winter in northern California it was way below normal. The local news was lamenting the fact that Ruth Lake, the reservoir for Eureka/ Arcata was only 1/2 full. We had a late storm system come thru and it dumped quit a bit of rain. Afterwards the local news said this made no difference in the drought conditions. Two days later they said Ruth Lake was full.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 8:33:35 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Do you take part in the people powered machine race?


19 posted on 07/15/2014 8:36:38 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

LOL, no I have not.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 8:38:42 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: NormsRevenge

The delta smelt have more freedoms than we do.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 8:46:20 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

But you know what I’m talking about.

I no a guy from Eureka who was going to make a movie about it. He hired me to help him with the script. As usual, funding fell through.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 8:49:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Yea, it’s The Kinetic Sculpture Race. I learned something. Now they call it Kinetic Grand Championship.
http://kineticgrandchampionship.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_sculpture_race


23 posted on 07/15/2014 8:59:21 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Isn’t everything a waste of water in CA if one does something of which a liberal disapproves.


24 posted on 07/15/2014 9:01:03 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

It certainly looks like a lot of fun. I researched when working on the script. I got a little money to do a re-write. Now the finished product is in the attic collecting dust. When I die it’ll end up in the trash. ha!


25 posted on 07/15/2014 9:02:25 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

The ranchers in Ferndale where that race ends just received cease and desist orders from the state cutting them off of water out of the Eel River.

“Junior water rights holders relying on the north fork and main stem of the Eel River and the Van Duzen tributary have lost their ability to divert water after a recent California State Water Resources Control Board decision, causing one local city to initiate an emergency water shortage response plan.

The board curtailed the rights of 129 junior water rights holders after finding river levels were “insufficient to meet the needs of senior water rights holders.”

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_26129474/emergency-rationing-rio-dell-after-state-curtails-junior


26 posted on 07/15/2014 9:10:55 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Fiji Hill
When it starts raining again, it’s a safe bet that no matter how hard it rains, the bureaucrats will say that the rain is not relieving the drought and will try to maintain the restrictions.

I'm inclined to agree with you...but bring on the rain just the same.

27 posted on 07/15/2014 9:11:19 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

As I understand it you’re up in a conservative area but can’t compete with the big liberal cities. I’ve read that even if the proposal to split into 6 states were to win approval the congress would never approve it. What the hell has happened in this country?


28 posted on 07/15/2014 10:48:48 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yes...that is the other problem, the lack of dams and canals to store and deliver water. What a crock!


29 posted on 07/16/2014 9:14:27 AM PDT by halo66
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