Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday proposed fining water wasters up to $10,000 per violation, a dramatic move that sought to help cities and towns meet newly revised state conservation rules by scaring people into compliance. The announcement may be largely symbolic. But it came as local officials express doubt about whether they can achieve mandatory water reductions of up to 36 percent that are expected to take effect next month.READ MORE ►
'A serious number'
Water wasters face $10,000 fine under Brown's plan