Residents urged to rat out their neighbors

sprinklerIf you decide to spray-wash your driveway in the middle of the drought, God forbid, the cops aren’t likely to show up at your doorstep. It’s more likely your neighbor will rat you out.

Despite new statewide regulations that will allow authorities to ticket residents for excessive outdoor watering – with fines up to $500 – many Bay Area police departments and water agencies say they don’t plan to issue citations.

Most say their current practice of asking nicely for water conservation is working just fine, and they plan to stick to it. Some also say they don’t have the authority to issue citations, at least not without jumping through legal hoops. Others simply don’t have the time to scout out violators and cite them.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Little-enforcement-of-new-water-rules-planned-5629287.php

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