Water districts taking steps to curb water waste during worsening drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor report for Thursday, May 5, shows Riverside County as being split between severe drought with extreme drought in the eastern half of the county. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Drought conditions continue to worsen in California, leading to a statewide ban on watering, but local water districts maintain they’re well-stocked on supplies, without the need to impose drastic measures to conserve.On Tuesday, May 24, the State Water Board announced a statewide ban on watering non-functional turf in commercial and industrial sectors, signaling the first of what could be a range of measures to promote conservation.“California is facing a drought crisis, and every local water agency and Californian needs to step up on conservation efforts,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in response to the board’s action. “These conservation measures are increasingly important as we enter the summer months ... because every drop counts.”Newsom convened a meeting Monday, Ma
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