[Adopted 8-17-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004]
The purpose of this article is to provide for the imposition of emergency measures, including hut not limited to the imposition of emergency water rates, in the event that the primary source of supply for the Village water system becomes or is at risk of becoming inadequate to serve the public water supply.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALTERNATE SUPPLY SOURCE
- Any source of water other than the Village primary water source, as defined herein, which provides a water supply to the Village water system, including but not limited to the Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority, or the County of Monroe Pure Waters Authority or any other provider of water.
- PRIMARY WATER SOURCE
- The well, as defined in § 210-7 of this chapter, or any other source which provides the water supply to the Village system in non-emergency situations.
- WATER EMERGENCY
- Any time that the Village Board of Trustees determines that the primary water source is inadequate or is at an unreasonable risk of becoming inadequate to supply the Village water supply.
At any time that it appears that the primary water source is inadequate to provide a sufficient of water to supply the public water supply, the Board of Trustees on its own or on the recommendation of the Village Superintendent of Public Works, or the Livingston County or State of New York Department of Health, may adopt a resolution declaring a water emergency.
In the event a water emergency is declared, the Board of Trustees shall have the authority to implement any reasonable and necessary emergency measures to conserve and protect the public water supply. Such emergency measures may include, but shall not be limited to, imposing restrictions upon water usage and/or utilizing an alternate supply, as defined herein, and the imposition of emergency water rates.
In the event a water emergency has been declared and the Board of Trustees determines it necessary to utilize an alternate supply source, as defined herein, water rates or water rents, as the case may be, shall be increased to an amount of two times the rent or rate then in effect in non-emergency situations.
The article shall take effect upon its filing with the New York State Department of State.