By Robert Haugh
The Santa Clara Valley Water District may hire “water enforcement officials” who can fine residents who waste water up to $500.
They’ll look for sprinklers that run into the street and for homes that water lawns too many times a week.
Because of the ongoing drought, County residents were asked to cut water use by 15 percent from 2019 levels.
But that target has been missed. So the Water District board will vote on hiring water enforcement officers this month.
Our state has been in a drought for the last three years.
The City is asking for ideas on how to save water.
You can email your water saving ideas to Water@SantaClaraCA.gov. Put in the subject line: “Water Savings.”
Submissions should be 200 words or fewer and can include illustrations or photos.
The City will publish select stories with author permission in newsletters to share good ideas with the community.