No, it is not illegal to shower and do laundry in one day

A new fury is circulating on social media over two water conservation laws signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown.

The legislation imposes new restrictions on water use as California recovers from a historic five-year drought that ended in April 2017. But several reports inaccurately stated that the laws would punish state residents who use too much water in their everyday routine.

“New law makes it illegal to shower and do laundry on same day,” said a June 5, 2018, headline from the Federalist Papers Project, a conservative website that has peddled falsehoods before.

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