Bay Area lawmaker wants to throw the checkbook at water hogs

Contra Costa Times

A California lawmaker is dramatically raising the stakes in water management, proposing fines that could reach thousands of dollars a day and public shaming of people who use too much. . . . Environmentalists say public shaming works. Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper said, "East Bay MUD was very successful in shaming its water wasters, while water districts in Southern California have not made shaming one of their tools to reduce use."