Los Angeles officials have steadfastly refused to identify the Wet Prince of Bel Air, the homeowner who pumped an astonishing 11.8 million gallons of water during a single year of California’s crippling drought. So we decided to figure it out ourselves. The hard way.
State Sen. Jerry Hill wants California to smack its biggest water users with hefty fines and bad publicity.
The water year that ended Tuesday was one of the driest on record for California. Let’s take a look at what we can expect for the new year.
California’s in hot water – and you might be, too. Violators of the state’s new mandatory water restrictions, which started this week, face fines of up to $500.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has asked restaurants not to serve water unless diners ask for it. He’s letting lawns at the state Capitol turn brown. Farmers in the Central Valley are getting just a trickle of the water they usually do. Conspicuous water wasters – commercial and residential – face fines of $500 a day.