Water rationing possible for Contra Costa Co.

March 24, 2009 6:07:50 PM PDT
The Contra Costa Water District will consider mandatory rationing next week.

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The district's water allotment was cut 50 percent by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation last month, the sole source of water for the district.

Officials are considering a sliding scale rationing plan -- the more people use, the more they will have to cut back. Violators will face heavy fines.

If enacted next Wednesday, rationing for 550,000 customers could begin May 1, 2009.

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