Fresno City Council adopts additional emergency drought ordinance

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The city council adopted statewide drought regulations to curb water use on Thursday. (KFSN)

The city council adopted statewide drought regulations to curb water use on Thursday.

Most of the restrictions on lawn watering and car washing are already in place. But the emergency ordinance requires customers to ask for water in restaurants and for hotels to give guests the option of not having their towels washed.

City Council Member Clint Olivier was the only one to oppose the rules. "We don't have the resources to penalize those people we cant go after hotels and go after restaurants. We don't have the human resources to enforce these laws that we are going to be adopting."

While the rest of the council adopted the state rules they rejected a proposal to force construction companies to use recycled water from the city's wastewater treatment plant for dust control.

That means they will continue to be allowed to use tank trucks carrying drinking water for dust control.
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