While most communities continue to hit mandated conservation targets, a few have consistently missed. State officials announced their first fines against cities that haven’t met their mandates. The Coachella Valley Water District missed their mandates by wide margins and were fined $61,000, according to the State Water Resources Control Board, which regulates water usage in California.

Pretty hefty number! There are still many opportunities to save water in your city. See all rebates available in the Coachella Valley Water District here.