What Glendora Homeowners Need to Know about California’s New Water Laws in 2020

The new water laws that went into effect in California this year were passed to make water conservation a way of life for California residents. Although not everyone agrees with the new laws, we want you to know how these laws affect you. The good news is that the restrictions aren’t going to subject households to outrageous fees and fines. Those are just rumors.

Keep reading to learn more about the new water restriction laws and what they really mean for you and for California.

The 411 on Water Restriction Laws

Many California residents, including those in Glendora, are confused about the new water laws. Most of this confusion comes from false information that the media is circulating. So, to clear things up, here is a brief fact lists about California’s new water laws:

  • Water agencies throughout California are being required to set area standards annually. These standards are based on indoor and outdoor residential water use and includes institutional, industrial, and commercial irrigation.
  • Agencies can be fined, but not individuals. This is a sigh of relief for many people. The fines will be imposed on agencies by the State Water Board who don’t meet cumulative standards. The fines can be as much as $10,000 per day.
  • The water restriction laws were put in place to help California residents meet a target water-use of 55 gallons per day, per person. Don’t worry though. This is just a target number and it’s not enforceable. It’s being used as a way to calculate the efficiency standard. Also, although you might have heard differently, the target water-use standard doesn’t go into effect until 2023.

How Do the Water Restriction Laws Affect You?

The bottom line is most people won’t notice a difference in how they use or are charged for water service. There aren’t going to be fines issued for going over the target standard when this goes into effect. Your water usage won’t be strictly monitored. It’s really just the water suppliers who are affected by the new laws.

That being said, at Glendora Primo Plumbing, we take water conservation seriously. We know you do too. This is why we encourage homeowners to be conscious about how they use their water and take care of plumbing problems that waste water. Repairing leaky pipes, fixing running toilets, and installing low-flow plumbing fixtures are great ways to keep water usage in check.

If you need plumbing repairs in Glendora, CA, give us a call. We’re here for you 24/7!

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