Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New CA water abuser legislation for others, we're good

The Daily Journal/Government Watch/State government, 8/30/16.

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Remember life without water guilt?
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Water wasters, you know,
the ones with the beautiful
gardens and live green lawns.
"Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, into law Monday (8/29/16) to pull the plug on excessive water use by households that flout mandatory reductions during drought emergencies.

The provisions of Senate Bill 814, which take effect Jan. 1, 2017 require urban retail water suppliers to set rules for identifying and cracking down on households that consume enormous amounts of water despite restrictions that are imposed during a statewide declaration of a drought, according to Hill’s office."

Reference. Senator Jerry Hill Press Releases, "Governor signs Hill Bill to crack down on water-guzzling households during droughts", here.  ....  "SB 814 is the result of a San Mateo resident’s demand for households ignoring water use restrictions to be held accountable. Saying that excessive water use is 'criminal,' the resident submitted a bill idea to Senator Hill’s 'Oughta Be a Law…' contest earlier this year. .... According to the State Water Resources Control Board, Californians reduced their water use by 24.2 percent between June 2015 and June 2016. The state’s drought response had not included a process to curb excessive water use."

Note photographs. Man shaking his head from Huffpost Lifestyle UK/Rachael Moss, 1/28/15, "What causes excessive wweating? Doctor says drinking too much may be to blame." Sidewalk by Anne Cusack from the Los Angeles Times, "Another DWP bill? No: 'You are in the top 1% of all residential residential water users'." 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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