Friday, July 18

Couple face $500 fine for letting their lawn turn brown - after they stopped watering it to comply with California water-saving rules

Originally posted at The Last Tradition

This is a perfect example how out-of-control government not only disrupts people’s lives, but also lead to absurdities. 

A Southern California couple who scaled back watering due to drought received a letter from the city of Glendora warning that they could face fines if they don't get their brown lawn green again reports the Daily Mail

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports the letter from the code enforcement bureau says the dry grass could be a 'potential public nuisance problem.' 

Michael Korte and his wife Laura Whitney are told if they don't revive the lawn they could be hit with up to $500 in fines and possible criminal action.
On Tuesday — when the couple received the letter — state regulators authorized fines up to $500 for overwatering lawns.

'Despite the water conservation efforts, we wish to remind you that limited watering is still required to keep landscaping looking healthy and green,' the letter stated.
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