Waste Water - Face Jail


In Shasta Lake, Water Wasters Can Now Be Punished with Jail Time, According to a Report

Water use violations "are considered a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment for a period of up to 30 days, or a combination of both.  The city may also install a flow restrictor on the customer's service or shut off water service," KRCR News reported. 

Restrictions include that "use of landscape irrigation systems is limited to three nights per week only between the hours of 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM" and that "water from landscape irrigation shall not run off to adjoining property or to a roadside ditch or gutter," among other rules, according to the city. 

The city is trying to offer some assistance with conservation.

"The city has indoor and outdoor water conservation kits available to all city customers. The indoor kit includes a low-flow shower head, faucet aerators, pipe tape, a toilet tank bank and leak detection dye tablets.  The outdoor kits include a 7-spray hose nozzle, hose timer, moisture meter, ran and sprinkler gauge and garden hose repair kit," the news report said. 

Source: Water Online

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