California residents face fines for wasting water

By WTAJ News

Published 07/16 2014 11:01AM

Updated 07/16 2014 11:03AM

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – California residents are being told to stop wasting water, or face a monetary fine.

State water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 per day for people wasting water on landscaping, car washing and other outdoor uses.

The move comes as California attempts to increase water conservation to tackle one of its worst droughts in decades.

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