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California Site Will Let Residents Tattle On Water Wasters

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Posted at 9:07 PM, Jul 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:25:25-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California has launched a website that lets residents tattle on water wasters, from neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking.

California has multiple restrictions on water use, including banning washing cars with hoses that don't shut off and restricting lawn-watering within two days of rainfall. But enforcement has varied widely across the parched state.

Residents can send details and photos of water waste at www.savewater.ca.gov. Complaints are then sent to local government agencies based on the address of the offense.

The site went online Thursday as the latest conservation initiative. More than 300 agencies have signed up to see the details of water waste tips. Many local agencies already had their own reporting sites.

Tipsters wary of being outed as the neighborhood snitch can remain anonymous. 

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