Beverly Hills nailed for not cutting back on water use

The Beverly Hills lily pond with the city's famous sign is seen during a severe drought in Beverly Hills, California on April 9, 2015Four California cities, including upscale Beverly Hills, got slapped with fines on Friday for failing to cut back on water use as the west coast US state struggles with a historic drought. The wealthy district’s water utility was fined $61,000 dollars along with the desert cities of Indio, Redlands and Coachella. It is the first time California officials have imposed fines on communities that have failed to meet water conservation goals imposed because of the four-year drought.

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