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State mandate could force local water agencies to get tough with wasters - 2nd REVISED

Revised July 18 at 3:06 p.m. and July 21 at 12:30  p.m. 1st revision is in italics. 2nd revision is bold
Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent

A mandate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (CSWRCB) will prohibit California residents from washing down walkways and driveways, using potable, non-recirculated water in water features and using a hose without a nozzle shutoff to wash cars. The mandate also limits outdoor irrigation to twice a week, requires large water purveyors to report water usage monthly and give local water agencies the option of fining violators up to $500 per day.

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