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Water Wasters May Soon be Fined Hundreds of Dollars

Water Wasters May Soon be Fined Hundreds of Dollars
Posted Monday, July 14th 2014 @ 7am  by KFBK News - James Rojas

Water-wasters in California may soon be fined hundreds of dollars, but residents will be able to weigh in on the proposed regulations. 

With fines of up to $500 a day for overwatering front lawns or washing a car without a nozzle, residents are expected to address their concerns.

California's Water Resources Control Board Charwoman Felicia Marcus says she's expecting the proposed fine will make some residents happy -- some upset.  

"There will be some people who think we are doing too much, and there are many people who will feel we're not doing enough, and it's usually our process -- we will listen to them carefully," Marcus said. 

If the board approves the regulations after tomorrow's hearing in Sacramento, the rules would take effect immediately and remain in effect for nine months. 

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