The State of California introduced new legislation in recent weeks that aims to limit a household’s daily use of water; capping the daily level at 55 gallons per person and penalizing local water districts who don’t enforce the new regulations.
“Take a shower or do a load of laundry? That will be the decision that heavy water users may soon have to make if they do not cut back on their water consumption after Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two water conservation bills taking effect in 2022,” writes local NBC News.
According to recent studies, the average American uses between 80 and 100 gallons per day, including drinking water, laundry, bathing, cleaning, etc.
“So it is not true that if you take a shower and do laundry on the same day we will show up on your door and fine you that is definitely false,” said the Communications Director for a large water district. “What is true is that we are going to ask more people to be more conscious of their water use over the year.”
Read the full report here.