PBS NewsHour

California imposes mandatory water restrictions

Clip: 07/16/2014 | 9m 38s

California is now in the third year of its worst drought since the 1970s. Despite a drought emergency, consumption actually rose in May. But under new rules starting August 1, people who waste water on lawns and car washing could be fined up to $500 a day. Judy Woodruff talks to Craig Miller of KQED and Timothy Quinn of the Association of California Water Agencies about the new measures.

Aired: 07/16/14

Rating: NR

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