The water board's chairwoman, said Felicia Marcus, is in the worst drought we've seen in our grandparents' generation or beyond". Approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on a 4-0 vote, impose new restrictions on outdoor water use starting Aug, new rules. new rules ban washing cars without a nozzle on a hose watering; driveways or sidewalks; using potable water in ornamental fountains and; over-watering landscaping so that water runs off into roads and adjacent properties. Consumption rose 8 percent "California, but in coastal California, south of Santa Barbara. Thousands of people are going to be out of work. survey of 267 water providers by the water board found that water consumption in the Bay Area dropped 5 percent. More than 60 percent of a regular residential home's water usage goes to lawns, in order to combat the drought effectively, changing real lawns to fake grass or other low water requiring plantation becomes almost imminent. "Fields are going fallow. This is not a time to waste water" The and, we are all in this together. Jerry Brown in January asked Californians to slash their water use by 20 percent. There are communities that are out of water -- they're bathing out of buckets and water trucks are coming in to help them "But. As California imposed its first-ever statewide rules to punish water wasters, a new survey showed why state officials say the drastic measures are needed: Californians actually increased their water use amid the worst drought in decades The. A day, the new statewide rules, any agency that does not impose mandatory conservation measures could be subject to state fines of up to $10000. 1 that could result in fines of up to $500 per violation Gov. But it remained unclear Tuesday whether local agencies will be able to keep in place rules that don't include enforcement or penalties. Recycled water is exempt Under. Inc, synthetic grass companyGlobal Syn-Turf. You will be able to find their wonderful product to fit your preference, offers more than 50 various type of fake grass products with distribution centers throughout California: From Sacramento to Fresno to San Francisco Bay Area to Greater Los Angeles. She said, many parts of California don't seem to realize how bad it is", "because they are so far away from their source of water. Compared with a 2011-2013 May average The, but a new state survey released Tuesday showed that water use in May rose by 1 percent this year.