Southern California Water Officials Declare Water Shortage Emergency For the First Time Ever, Restrict Outdoor Watering

Southern California officials Tuesday evening declared a water shortage emergency for the first time ever.

The Metropolitan Water District’s board declared a water shortage emergency and ordered SoCal residents to restrict outdoor watering to one day a week.

The restrictions will go into effect June 1.

Cities and water suppliers that get their water from the agency will face hefty fines if they don’t comply and exceed monthly water limits, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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