A court injunction may force people to stop hoarding or misusing water, thanks to passage of House Bill 2929, which gives the Oregon Water Resources Department the right to seek help from the court to stop water violators before irreparable harm is caused, according to Jefferson Public Radio. That’s especially important in Southern Oregon communities where drought has forced rationing of limited water resources. In the past, it took months to stop violators who simply kept misusing water. The bill hasn’t yet been signed by Gov. Tina Kotek.
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