The Washington Post reports that recent drought conditions have forced officials in parts of Maui to declare a water shortage. Residents of Maui County face a potential $500 fine if they are caught utilizing water in a nonessential way, such as watering their lawn. Residents have expressed frustration with the hotel and tourism industry, which they maintain remains unscathed by restrictions. Meanwhile, the Upcountry region of Maui County that is primarily dominated by ranching and farming appears to be the primary target for restrictions.
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