[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Port Jervis as indicated in article histories. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-27-1965 (Ch. 155, Art. I of the 1981 Code)]
The Common Council hereby finds, as a matter of legislative determination, that an adequate supply of water for domestic, commercial, industrial and public use in the City of Port Jervis is essential to the safety, health, welfare and comfort of its people and that restrictive regulations for the purpose of conserving by appropriate limitations the supply of water are required to provide and maintain such supply.
For the best interest of the public and for the preservation of the safety, health, welfare and comfort of the people of the City of Port Jervis, it is hereby ordered and directed that the Mayor is hereby authorized, whenever, upon the recommendation made by the Director of Public Works, the circumstances warrant, to proclaim an emergency and promulgate such rules and regulations as may in his opinion be necessary to conserve the supply of water. The provisions of this article shall apply to all persons, firms, partnerships, associations, corporations, companies or organizations of any kind using water both in and outside the City and regardless of whether any such persons, firms, partnerships, associations, companies or organizations shall have a contract for water service with the City.
[Amended 4-25-2016 by L.L. No. 10-2016]
It is further ordered and directed that such rules and regulations may include, but shall not necessarily be limited to, the restriction or prohibition of the use of water for air-conditioning equipment, car washing, sprinkling or irrigation of lawns, plants, shrubs, trees or gardens, swimming pools, the escape of water through defective plumbing, which shall mean the knowing permission for defective plumbing to remain out of repair, or any other water-consuming operation. The Building Official or Deputy Building Official may direct that water service be denied or terminated at any time at a property where the certificate of occupancy for that property/structure has been revoked or denied for a violation of any local, county, state or federal statute or regulation.
The proclamation of the emergency as aforestated and the restrictions to be imposed shall be conveyed to the public by radio, television and newspaper. Announcement by the local radio station or television station and in one daily newspaper published in the City of Port Jervis shall constitute notice to the general public.
Said proclamation shall specify the duration of the limitation, prohibition or restriction, if practical. Otherwise such limitation, prohibition or restriction shall continue in full force and effect until the Mayor shall declare that the emergency no longer exists.