Expect to see more personal challenges for Californian residents who are suffering the most severe drought on record. Californians might have to request water at restaurants and fresh towels and sheets at hotels. According to news reports, the State Water Resources Control Board is considering expanding mandatory water-use rules in addition to imposing emergency regulations prohibiting residents from washing their cars with hoses that don’t shut off and limiting the number of times they can water their lawns.
“The key is to get away from very light mandatory restrictions,” said Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the board. “The key is to get away from very light mandatory restrictions. he board has the power to make even stricter changes to define when water use is reasonable. It plans to prohibit watering lawn during cold and rainy periods and ban decorative outdoor water fountains.