Wasting water outdoors during California's drought could mean big fines if you're caught.

Californians will pay up to $500 a day for violations under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators.

At a minimum, State Water Resources Control Board chairwoman Felicia Marcus says that you need to avoid overwatering front lawns.

"That people don't water sidewalks, that people don't let hoses run as they wash their car," Marcus said. 

The State Water Resources Control Board next week considers these draft regulations.

"I am certain there are some people who feel that we are doing too much, and there are many people who will feel that we are not doing enough," she said. 

The regulations could approved next week, rejected or sent back for revision.

Check out all the proposed regulations, here.