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California Passes Tough New Water Conservation Regulations

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On July 15, 2014 the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) unanimously approved sweeping emergency regulations to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation or face possible fines or legal action.

The new conservation regulation is intended to reduce outdoor urban water use. The regulation, adopted by the State Water Board, mandates minimum actions to conserve water supplies. Most Californians use more water outdoors than indoors. In some areas, 50 percent or more of daily water use is for lawns and outdoor landscaping.

The new resolution gets tough on water wasters.  Individuals, businesses and government agencies can be prosecuted for criminal infraction and subject to “a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500) for each day in which the violation occurs.” Water agencies that violate cease and desist orders are subject to civil liability of up to $10,000 a day.

You can read the fact sheet here.

You can read the full text of the resolution here.

The adopted resolution goes into effect August 1, 2014 and remains in effect for 270 days.

Bone Dry

By now everybody knows.  California is dry. Bone dry. Four days ago the San Jose Mercury News posted this article raising the level of alarm and summarizing a new state law (Resolution 2014-0038) prohibiting water waste:

http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_26153749/california-drought-conservation-efforts-failing-despite-pleas-save

So what does this law portend for cleaning and pressure washing businesses? Apart from abiding by Governor Brown’s enjoinder to improve water conservation, sections 864(3) & (4) contain specific restrictions related to “Prohibited Activities in Promotion of Water Conservation,” namely:

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CETA to Co-Locate at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2014

April 15, 2014 — ISSA is pleased to announce that the Cleaning Equipment Trade Association (CETA) will co-locate its CETA Annual Convention during the week of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America exhibition and ISSA Convention, starting in 2014. The events will be hosted November 4-7, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN Orlando 2014

The One Show for Facility Solutions

November 4-7, 2014 | Exhibits: November 5-7

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, USA

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Water Conservation Is Not An Option

People often ask “What makes Premier Floor Care ‘Premier’?” Here are three good reasons why this is true:

With California in its third year of the worst drought in recorded history we at Premier Floor Care are highly aware that water conservation is mandatory. Whether it’s commercial floor care, pressure washing, or carpet cleaning, all our processes are designed to conserve water. Read more