Millions must cut water use in drought-stricken California
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed Apr 27 09:09:14 2022
Published April 27, 2022
Southern California's gigantic water supplier took the unprecedented
step Tuesday of requiring about 6 million people to cut their outdoor
watering to one day a week as drought continues to plague the state.
The board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
declared a water shortage emergency and required the cities and water
agencies it supplies to implement the cutback on June 1 and enforce it
or face hefty fines.
"We don’t have enough water supplies right now to meet normal demand.
The water is not there," Metropolitan Water District spokesperson
Rebecca Kimitch said. "This is unprecedented territory. We've never
done anything like this before."