California drought: Water wasters could face fines of up to $10,000 in Santa Clara County under new rules

As California’s drought continues into its third summer, San Luis Reservoir, one of the state’s largest, was 46% full on Wednesday May 11, 2022, with most of its boat ramp at Dinosaur Point high and dry. The reservoir is located between Gilroy and Los Banos, and is a key water supply for Silicon Valley, Central Valley farms and Southern California cities. (Photo: Paul Rogers, Bay Area News Group)

Residents in Santa Clara County could face fines of up to $500 — and in extreme cases, $10,000 — for wasting water, under new drought rules approved Tuesday afternoon that are among the toughest of

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California drought: Water wasters could face fines of up to $10,000 in Santa Clara County under new rules

As California’s drought continues into its third summer, San Luis Reservoir, one of the state’s largest, was 46% full on...