Environment & Science

Statewide water restrictions take effect

A sprinkler shoots water across a lawn. New restrictions take effect limiting outdoor water use in light of the drought.
A sprinkler shoots water across a lawn. New restrictions take effect limiting outdoor water use in light of the drought.
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Statewide water restriction passed a couple weeks ago by water regulators took effect Tuesday.

The measures adopted by the Water Resources Control Board on July 15 apply only to localities that don't already have mandatory restrictions in place in response to California's ongoing drought. 

The key restrictions include: