The State Water Board Chairman Felicia Marcus has stated that if the drought continues through next winter, and we do not conserve more, that the consequences could be even more catastrophic than they already are. The State Water Resources Control Board has adopted an expanded emergency regulation to safeguard the state's remaining water supplies. Local agencies will be able to fine property owners up to $500 a day for failure to implement conservation requirements. Everyone needs to be concerned about the drought and take whatever steps necessary to conserve. Check the Rancho Water website www.bewaterwise.com for additional information and ideas on water conservation, including available rebates.