Since San Diego began enforcing water-use restrictions June 1, here’s what has happened with enforcement:

  • 3,100: Complaints the city has received about water waste.
  • 39: Repeat offenders referred to water cops (city code enforcement) for investigation. That means they’ve gotten three complaints.
  • 5: Repeat scofflaws who’ve gotten warnings telling them that fines were imminent.
  • 4: Former scofflaws who fixed their problems after getting those warnings.
  • 1: Scofflaws who haven’t. It’s a homeowner’s association with a noncompliant fountain. Alex Roth, spokesman for Mayor Jerry Sanders, said the city is “monitoring the situation.”
  • 0: Fines the city has issued since regulations went into effect.

The city earlier said that it had issued three fines, but it hasn’t, Roth said.

Have you seen an instance of water waste? Let me know about it by emailing and let the city know.


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