The Regional Board's Enforcement Staff will
implement prompt, consistent, fair, and progressive enforcement to bring anyone who fails to stop discharging into compliance. The following can be used against individual property owners:
- Cease and Desist Orders
- Civil Liability Complaints
- Cleanup and Abatement Orders
- Fines of up to $5,000 Per Day
- Non-compliance letters
The prohibitions will take effect whether or not the Wastewater Reclamation Project moves forward. If the project does not move ahead, property owners would be required to comply with the mandate individually or face enforcement actions. Hi-Desert Water District is attempting to create a community-wide solution.