Water districts move to crack down on overuse

Darin Dunn did yard chores at his uncle David Brown’s home on Bullion Street as a lawn sprinkler sat idle last week. Dunn was spending part of a vacation in town. He works as a mountaineering guide in Denali National Park in Alaska.The Mariposa Public Utility District, which supplies water to about 1,800 people in the Mariposa town area, has approved a new set of restrictions that include fines and the possible cut-off of service for customers who fail to conserve water.
So far, the dist...

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