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July 16, 2014
 

California Approves $500 Fines for Wasting Water

In the midst of one of its worst droughts in decades, the State Water Resources Control Board has ordered cities to impose mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering. PLUS: The more water people save, the more money utilities are losing. Drought-plagued regions are searching for a solution.

 

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