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On July 29, 2014, an emergency regulation to increase conservation practices for all Californians went into effect. The new conservation regulation targets outdoor urban water use. In some areas of the State, 50 percent or more of daily water use is for lawns and outdoor landscaping. This regulation establishes the minimum level of activity that residents, businesses and water suppliers must meet as the drought deepens and will be in effect for 270 days unless extended or repealed. For details, please visit the link below.
California Water Board Press Release
With temperatures rising above 100°F the County Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued a
heat advisory for the County of San Bernardino residents. High temperature forecasted for the
inland and desert regions are expected to continue into early next week. Residents are urged to
take precautions that will prevent heat-related illness.
In response to the ongoing severe drought, the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines of up to $500 a day.