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Will Government Agencies Face $500 Fines for Water Wasting?

 
Will Government Agencies Face $500 Fines for Water Wasting?
Posted July 21st, 2014 @ 8:09am by KFBK News - Tim Lantz

We know homeowners and business people who waste water can be hit with a hefty new state fine, but who's going penalize water wasting government agencies?

Most regional water agencies are leery of using the state sanctioned penalty of $500 criminal fines for water wasters.  

Many seem ready to stick with current administrative penalties they already have in place.

But when it comes to government agencies wasting water, who's going to enforce the new law?  

It will mostly be the same water agencies watching your use.  

For state agencies, complaints of waste will go to the California Department of General Services.  

Their process will be to send word to the offending agency and wait for corrections.

 

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