Drought Shaming In California: Pitting Neighbors Against Neighbors On Social Media

Drought - No Swimming Sign - Photo by Peripitus

Neighbors are tattling on neighbors for wasting water and some are taking their drought shaming to social media.

If you’ve ever had the feeling you’re being watched while you water your lawn, there’s a good chance you are during this historic drought.

In Sacramento, water wasters can face fines, and the enforcer may be someone who lives right next door.

Terrance Davis with the city department of utilities says he’s seeing a trend of drought shaming.

“Our water use complaint calls have gone up exponentially from the last 2 years,” he said.

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