California calls for even stricter water restrictions

March 18, 2015 -  By

California issued heavier emergency drought regulations Tuesday, the LA Times reports, mainly regarding the number of days residents can water their yards.

Under Tuesday’s decision, water agencies have 45 days to further limit water restrictions or they’ll be faced with a two-day-a-week restriction. Cities such as Los Angeles, which currently enforces a three-day-a-week restriction, may merely maintain those restrictions.

“We are not seeing the level of stepping up and ringing the alarm bells that the situation warrants,” said Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the State Water Resources Control Board.

In addition, these new restrictions prohibit landscape irrigation up to 48 hours after measurable rainfall.

The board will discuss further measures this spring, Marcus said.

For more on this story, visit the LA Times.

LM Staff

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