Water RESTRICTIONS Implemented – Terrifying Shortage Reported
(ConservativeHub.com) – California is suffering from severe drought conditions. As a result, authorities have implemented one of the most stringent conservation rules ever imposed in the state to conserve water. Restrictions from a Water Shortage Emergency Condition declared by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) on April 26 went into effect on June 1.
MWD’s order impacts over six million people. Under the new rule, the MWD forbids lawn watering more than one time per week with the threat of a $2,000 per acre-foot penalty for anyone in violation.
Today is June 1 —
This means Southern California households are now forbidden from watering their lawns more than once a week.
The rules are among the strictest ever imposed in the state, which is enduring its third straight year of severe drought.https://t.co/n2uvQVzY2l
— Emma Newburger (@emma_newburger) June 1, 2022
Adel Hagekhalil, MWD general manager, said the available water supply would not last through the end of 2022 unless the board implements drastic measures. According to a study in Nature Climate Change, the drought in California is one of the worst in at least 1,200 years. Experts expect it to persist through at least this year, potentially carrying on for additional years.
Limiting outdoor watering is a significant way to stop excessive use. It accounts for about half of all water usage in California’s urban areas in the summer months. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and officials have made requests of residents in the state to do what they can to conserve water, but the results haven’t been good enough. The State Water Resources Control Board noted usage in the state increased by 19% in March, according to a CNBC report.
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