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Amid heated criticism, California water board to release draft cuts
Amid heated criticism, California water board to release draft cuts

The state Water Resources Control Board is scheduled to release its draft emergency water conservation regulations Saturday morning, in a historic bid to slash California’s urban water use by 25%. Water board officials had planned to release the documents early Friday evening, but a spokesperson now says they won't be made public until Saturday morning. The regulations, which are scheduled for formal adoption in early May, are likely to anger urban water suppliers, who face fines of up to $10,000 a day for failing to meet the cuts. This week, water suppliers blasted a framework proposal, saying the cuts were too steep and unfairly affected a variety of water users. Water...

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