By Mike Sprague, Whittier Daily News
POSTED: 07/15/14, 8:01 PM PDT
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY >> Tuesday’s action by the state Water Resources Control Board to impose strict water conservation measures on Californians was praised by officials from two regional water districts.
The board approved fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses.
“It’s a critical step,” said Shane Chapman, general manager for Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. “It will bring home to every California how serious this drought is.”