The San Juan Water District, which serves portions of Sacramento County and Granite Bay, has voted to enact a mandatory 25 percent cuts in water use for its customers.

That level was reduced from a proposed 40 percent cutback now that our area has finally seen some rain, but officials also tightened rules on waste.

Fines could be levied on water wasters, and the time frame on getting leaks fixed has been reduced from nine days to two.

Those who don't comply could see their water shut off within a 48-hour window.