The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has now approved the set of emergency regulations adopted by the Water Board. Therefore, the regulations are now in effect and extend through December 23, 2015.
Failure to comply with the emergency regulations is an infraction, which carries a fine of up to $500 for each day in which the violation occurs.
New prohibitions affecting commercial businesses:
- Restaurants and other foodservice establishments can only serve water to customers on request, and
- Operators of hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily and prominently display notice of this option.
- Washing down sidewalks and driveways;
- Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff;
- Washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle;
- Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system; and
- Irrigating turf or ornamental landscapes during or within 48 hours following measurable precipitation.
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If you have questions, please contact Javier González, CRA’s senior legislative director, at 916.431.2773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.