Bakersfield: State move means spray parks go dry Tuesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- The city of Bakersfield said it's shutting down operations at its spray parks earlier than it expected. The water will be turned off Tuesday night.

The plan was to shut down the spray parks Aug. 1 to comply with emergency drought orders from the State Water Resources Control Board.

The state regulations were slated to take effect in early August.

Tuesday, the state announced the new regulations will take effect immediately, so, as a result, Bakersfield said it will stop operating its spray parks immediately.

According to a news release from city attorney Ginny Gennaro's office, "Although it was expected that such use would be discontinued effective August 1, 2014, it is now apparent that the law requires that all City of Bakersfield spray parks close tonight until at least April 25, 2015."