[Ord. No. 1528 §I(440.010), 6-19-2006]
Whenever the water supply of the City is low or whenever the pressure maintained in the water towers or water mains of the City is low due to conditions of drought or other emergencies which may arise, it shall be the duty of the Mayor or City Administrator, with the concurrence of the Director of Public Works, to determine that the City water supply is in danger of being depleted and any one (1) of the above named individuals shall have the authority to declare a water emergency.
[Ord. No. 1528 §I(440.020), 6-19-2006]
Upon the declaration of a water emergency by any one (1) of the above named individuals, there shall be placed upon the public bulletin board at the City Hall a notice that a water emergency has been declared, together with limitations and prohibitions of water use; and said notice shall remain posted on said bulletin board until said water emergency is abated. In addition, at least two (2) radio or television stations where broadcasts are normally received within the City shall be contacted and requested to broadcast, as a public service announcement, the fact that a water emergency has been declared by the City and the provisions of this Chapter which are in effect during said water emergency.
[Ord. No. 1528 §I(440.030), 6-19-2006]
These provisions shall apply to all persons using water both in and outside the City and regardless of whether any person using water shall have a contract for water service with the City.
[Ord. No. 1528 §I(440.040), 6-19-2006; Ord. No. 1529 §I(440.040), 7-17-2006]
In times of emergency as herein provided, the following use and withdrawals of water by any person shall comply at all times with such limitations and restrictions that the City may see fit to impose and declare to be in force and effect. The restrictions may be a cutback in the normal use of water, alternate and staggered days or periods, during which time customers may use water for the following uses. In cases considered extreme, some or all such uses shall be prohibited.
Watering yards. Namely the sprinkling, watering or irrigating of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, ground covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers or any other vegetation. This shall be allowed only on Saturday from sunrise to sunset;
Washing mobile equipment. Namely, the washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, trailer-houses, railroad cars or any other type of mobile equipment;
Cleaning outdoor surfaces. Namely, the washing of sidewalks, driveways, filling station aprons, porches and other outdoor surfaces;
Cleaning buildings. Namely, the washing of the outside of dwellings and of the inside and outside of office and other commercial buildings;
Cleaning equipment and machinery. Namely, the washing and cleaning of any business or industrial equipment and machinery;
Swimming pools. Namely, swimming and wading pools after the date of the declaration;
Ornamental fountains. Namely, the operation of any ornamental fountain or other structure making a similar use of water;
Sale to bulk haulers. Namely, the sale of water to non-metered customers hauling the same to out-of-town consumers;
Sale to out-of-town customers. Namely, all bulk or tank sale, coin-operated facilities where water is sold to persons hauling the same for their own use;
Cooling water. Namely, no water is to be used for cooling machinery, air-conditioning or heating unless said water is recycled within a closed system;
Dust control. Namely, no water is to be used for the control of dust;
Flushing mains. Namely, no flushing of water mains by City Water Department employees except to alleviate specific customers' complaints;
Use from a fire hydrant. Namely, no use of water from a fire hydrant except for fighting fires or human consumption.
[Ord. No. 1528 §I(440.050), 6-19-2006]
The Mayor shall have the authority to permit a reasonable use of water in any case necessary to maintain adequate health and sanitation standards.
[Ord. No. 1528 §I(440.060), 6-19-2006; Ord. No. 1529 §II(440.060), 7-17-2006]
Whenever a customer of the City water service violates the limitations and prohibitions imposed by the Mayor or City Administrator, the City shall issue a warning that further violation will lead to a fine and/or disconnection of water service. For subsequent violations, the City shall issue summons to Municipal Court for said violation and, upon conviction, the water customer shall pay a fine not to exceed seventy-five dollars ($75.00). Whenever a customer of the City water service violates the limitations and prohibitions, the Mayor may have said customer's water service disconnected at the water main and all costs for said disconnection shall be payable by said customer. Reinstatement of said service shall be at the discretion of the Mayor and at the cost of the City water service customer.