The California Water Resources Control Board this week approved measures that allow local authorities to fine residents up to $500 a day for wasting water. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) declared a state of emergency in January. Brown said he hoped water usage would drop by 20 percent, but according to the board, it’s fallen only five percent.
Brown on Wednesday sent out links to the video, along with his best Lady Gaga pun, as did his Office of Business and Economic Development.