Coachella Valley Water District limits watering, ups turf rebate

Amid a debate over the water use of proposed surf parks in the Coachella Valley, the Coachella Valley Water District implemented several water conservation measures on Tuesday aimed at residential water users.

The conservation measures include a ban on outdoor water use for spray irrigation from 10 am until sunset, requiring restaurants to only serve water upon request, and increasing the turf rebate amount.

The decision comes as the state is in a deepening drought after one of the driest starts to spring in decades. Almost all of California and much of the Western US is in severe to extreme drought, according to US drought monitor.

Coachella Valley Water District adopted the following actions from its Water Shortage Contingency Plan on Tuesday:

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