The struggle is about to get real–not for water users but rather for those forcing water restrictions.
Some of Cali’s more wealthier neighborhoods are the highest users of water and because they have the money to pay whatever fines might be levied on them—short of just cutting off their water, there’s not a damn thing the water police can do about it. Add to that, these people tend to be donors and voters too so I doubt you’ll see much of a push there to make them comply if you know what I mean.
Whereas the not-so-wealthy don’t just let the water run because that water bill is no joke.
Naw, the not-so-wealthy live like there’s always been a drought and ration themselves according to their checkbook and available cash on hand.