Article I Water Conservation
[Ord. No. 771 §1, 5-24-1989; CC 2000 §15-301]
For the purpose of conserving the supply of water available for consumption within the City during periods of shortages of water available from water utilities supplying water within the City, the Mayor may declare the existence of a water shortage and impose a period of restrictions on the outdoor use of water whenever any water utility serving within the City imposes restrictions on the use of water produced by it. Such declaration by the Mayor shall impose restrictions on the use of water within the area served by the water utility by every member of a residential household, every operator of a business or commercial enterprise, every school, church, association or other organization in possession or control of any area within the City boundaries where treated water is available from such water utility for outdoor use beginning at 12:01 A.M. of the day following such declaration. The declared period of water restrictions shall terminate upon the Mayor's further declaration of such termination which shall coincide with the removal of restrictions by the water utility.
[Ord. No. 771 §2, 5-24-1989; CC 2000 §15-302]
The restrictions imposed shall relate to water used in any form of outdoor irrigation, car washing and all other outdoor applications of water and beginning with the first (1st) day following the declaration of imposed water restrictions, it shall be unlawful for any person to apply or consume treated water for such outdoor purposes within the service area of the water utility contemporaneously imposing restrictions except upon the following schedule and circumstances:
Residents and household members residing at places of residence assigned post office addresses or box numbers ending in an even number may engage in outdoor watering on even-numbered calendar days;
Businesses, other commercial enterprises, schools, churches, institution and other organizations with an assigned post office address or box number ending in an even number may engage in outdoor watering on even-numbered calendar days;
Residents and household members residing at places of residence assigned post office addresses or box numbers ending in an odd number may engage in outdoor watering on odd-numbered calendar days;
Businesses, other commercial enterprises, schools, churches, institutions and other organizations with assigned post office addresses or box numbers ending in an odd number may engage in outdoor watering on odd-numbered calendar days.
[Ord. No. 771 §3, 5-24-1989; CC 2000 §15-303]
Any person obtaining and filing with the City Clerk a written exception issued and executed by the general manager of the water utility serving the area owned or controlled by such person in order to alleviate hardships shall be permitted to use water for outdoor applications within the exceptions granted by the water utility.
[Ord. No. 771 §4, 5-24-1989; CC 2000 §15-304]
Any person violating these restrictions during the declared period of the existence of a water shortage and not excepted as herein provided shall be guilty of a public offense punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the first (1st) offense within a single declared period and not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for subsequent violations within the same period of declared water shortage.