Valley Drought 2014: Fresno Tightens Water Restrictions

There is a big change in water use for those living in the City of Fresno.

The city is now tightening water use for residential and business lawns, parks and medians.

Lawns may only be watered twice a week in the summer and not at all during the winter.

The city will be monitoring if people follow these rules.

If a person is found wasting water, a warning will be given for the first offense, followed by a $45 fine for the second.

Repeat offenders could even have their water turned off by the city.

The new rules go into effect August 1st.