Tagged drought

Proposed California Water Regulations Target Landscape

The California Department of Water Resources has proposed changes to the state’s existing landscape ordinance that would prohibit the installation of grass at most new residential or commercial properties. According to the new rule, the size threshold for landscapes would be reduced to 500 feet for both types of properties. New California yards and commercial…

California’s Water Cuts Target Urban Areas and Exempt Farmers

On April 1, Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order imposing mandatory water restrictions on cities and towns aimed to reduce total water consumption by 25%. This marks the first occasion in California history that mandatory water restrictions will be used. The order requires the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to administer the program and…