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Wasting Water in Drought-Stricken California Will Cost You $500

Sprinklers water a lawn Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. In an effort to force the public to conserve water, the State Water Resources Control Board voted 4-0 to approve a proposal that includes fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Rich Pedroncelli / AP

California water regulators have voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing.

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