Yuba County Pledges Help to Water Districts Facing Fines

Not meeting the state-mandated water-use reduction goals could result in a fine.

However, Yuba County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support a resolution promising assistance to those face fines.

Supervisor Roger Abe set this into motion, justifying it saying, "They don't seem to recognize that there are a number of things that, locally, it would be best if we decide what happens.”

And while that might seem a bit cavalier, Yuba County is still pulling the majority of its weight in terms of water conservation. County seat Marysville came up just shy of the 25% reduction goal at 24% reduction, while Linda and Olivehurst crushed their goals.

Statistics aside, the Yuba County Supers still bring up the issue of how state-imposed restrictions don't differentiate between surface water and groundwater users. Yuba County Water Agency is praised in the resolution for having implemented extensive surface water conservation programs.

"When the state implements a 'one size fits all' solution, it presents a problem," Abe said. "It imposes an unfair burden on our residents. Given our water situation, I don't think that it's necessary."

The full story on Yuba County water can be found here.

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Monday, July 27, 2020 - 15:51

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