Wednesday May 25, 2022


California water officials adopted a ban Tuesday on watering certain green spaces as the state’s drought drags on.

The ban adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board follows Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plea for Californians to use less water or face broad, mandatory restrictions on water use.

This includes watering of non-functional turf at commercial and industrial sites, and violators can be fined $500 per day.

Starting June 10, watering some grass outside businesses, industrial facilities and institutions like colleges, hospitals and government facilities, as well as spaces managed by homeowners’ associations, won’t be allowed.

Grass that can’t be watered includes anything that’s used for decoration and not for regular activities or events.

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