Burbank is under orders from the state to reduce its overall water use by 28 percent to help meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate for a 25 percent reduction in use statewide. Burbank’s water-conservation ordinance allows the city to impose fines on residents and businesses that continue to waste water after being notified that they are violating the regulations.
According to the city, $100 fines were issued to 16 “repeat offenders” for violations such as watering on the wrong day or during daylight hours.
“We are committed to having every household and business in Burbank use water wisely and help Burbank weather this drought,” Burbank Water and Power General Manager Ron Davis said.
The fine can be waived if the resident complies with the city’s regulations and attends a three-hour BWP landscape workshop, according to the city.
A resident or business can be fined $200 for a second violation occurring within 12 months of an initial $100 fine, while additional infractions are punishable by $500 fines, according to the city.
— City News Service
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