Santa Cruz sends water wasters back to school

The two-hour evening sessions are designed to educate and encourage, not scold.

According to The Guardian newspaper, Santa Cruz, Calif., is offering to waive fines for excessive consumption if the “parched city’s sprinkler splurgers and prodigal bathers do penance” at water school.

The water wasters face a crash course in rainfall statistics, reservoir levels, pump technology, meter reading, mandatory restrictions and conversation tips. At the end of class, students must take a written exam.

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