Riverton Cites 35 People for Water Violations

Riverton Cites 35 People for Water Violations

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RIVERTON, Utah (AP) -- So far, 35 people in Riverton have been cited for violating water conservation regulations.

Most were cited for watering during the prohibited period, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

"All through last year, people got warnings and this year we are issuing citations," said city spokesman Mark Cram.

Some say the crackdown is too tough.

"I think they went overboard on this," said Don Green, who got a $250 watering ticket last week.

"I'd like to see a warning ticket -- then a $250 ticket," he said.

Green's ticket was dismissed because he uses irrigation water.

Mayor Mont Evans said the fines may be too high and he also would like to see people get a warning ticket before being fined.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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