SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- The state will be under a new set of water conservation rules beginning next month. The mandatory regulations to go into effect April 15 include:
"The objective is not to control the number of days people irrigate, but to control how much water they use on their landscape irrigation," said David Bolan with the Association of California Water Agencies. "We need to keep the eyes on that prize."
The measures are designed to achieve a 20 percent reduction in water use. Violators could face a $500 fine. California is now in its fourth year of severe drought.
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