Last year’s fire season was the worst on record with over 10.1 million acres burned nationwide. Now that summer has winded down and we’re heading into fall, we’re feeling the effects of the drought.
While statewide bans have been lifted, most counties are launching their own restrictions leading into 2017. Most will face stricter water usage monitoring and harsher enforcement.
There are a few things that will be banned once the new legislation goes into effect. Going forward, you can be fined for washing cars or equipment without having a shutoff nozzle or hosing down sidewalks and driveways. When you are on the job, make sure you’re keeping an eye on your water usage. For more information on the regulations in effect in your area visit www.NIDwater.com or www.Waterboards/ca.gov.