California’s drought has prompted regulators to consider bringing back statewide restrictions on water use.

Last month, the State Water Resources Control Board published a series of proposed rules on activities such as watering landscaping, hosing down parking lots, and filling decorative fountains.

The water resources board took public comments on the proposed rules until Dec. 23. A vote is scheduled for Jan. 4, 2022.

“It’s similar to what was done during the last drought,” Eric Oppenheimer, chief deputy director for the board, said in this Mercury News article. “They are pretty common-sense, wasteful uses of water that we definitely want to prohibit during periods of drought like we’re in now.”

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