California’s New Permanent Water Restriction Will Hit These 3 Areas Hardest

A new regulation approved by California’s State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)  will hit some cities a lot harder than others, with water suppliers in the Golden State’s Central Valley facing the biggest consequences .

According to Newsweek, The policy, called Making Conservation a California Way of Life, will require the state’s largest water utilities to reduce the amount of water they provide to customers over the next 15 years by close to 40 percent. If they don’t, they could be fined as much as $10,000 a day.

The board’s goal is to make California more water-resilient and efficient, as well as avoiding the government having to introduce emergency measures during periods of drought.

It’s the first time that the state’s board has tried to introduce permanent water cuts, though formal adoption of the policy is now pending approval from the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). If approved, the regulation will come into effect by January 1, 2025.

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