Newsom hints at compulsory water restrictions

NSov. Gavin Newsom says water scarcity in the state can be so severe that Californians demand that they distribute their personal use, but not until the end of September.

After observing the restoration work at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Newsam set aside U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Michael Regan, saying new orders could come in six weeks from now. ..

“We have entered another year of drought, and as you know, the water season begins on October 1. More by the end of September as we may enter the third year of the current drought. I will say a lot, “said Newsome. Tuesday.

This request may be made days after the outcome of the September 14 recall election. Newsom voluntarily demanded a 15% reduction in water usage in July, but that could change, he said.

The last time Californians were required to distribute water usage was in 2015. Then-Gov.Jerry Brown’s administration 25% reduction obligation There were restrictions on the outdoor use of water by residents throughout the state, and a fine of $ 500 a day.

Status Already needed Specific residential water conservation measures, such as banning irrigation from 8 am to 6 pm and applying water to outdoor landscapes during and within 48 hours of measurable rainfall.

Newsom visited the state park on the first anniversary of a wildfire that burned most of the park in the mountains southwest of San Jose.

Dry and windy conditions caused wildfires throughout California. combustion Over 1 million acres. Newsom blamed most of the state’s large-scale fires against the federal government for its “burning” philosophy.

In addition to the fire, the state is dealing with a drought that has not been seen since 1977.

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