[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hempstead 7-7-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Water — See Ch. 135.
Editor's Note: This local law also provided for the repeal of former § 135-15, Lawn, garden sprinkling.
It is the determination of this Board of Trustees that circumstances exist with respect to the sufficiency of water supply within Nassau County which poses a potential threat to the safety and well-being of its citizens. Accordingly, the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Hempstead endorses this county-wide comprehensive management/conservation program which is designed to regulate or limit the use of water throughout the county, including the towns, cities, villages and special districts, and to provide for enforcement of such program since it is the policy of the Village of Hempstead to conserve, protect and manage the waters within its jurisdiction. This determination has been made in connection with the action of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in imposing restrictions in 1986 and in view of the fact that the water supply in Nassau County is dependent upon a sole source aquifer system which serves domestic, industrial, commercial and/or recreational needs of individuals in the county and the Village of Hempstead, and the Board further finds that due to the sensitivity of the aquifer system certain limitations are necessary to curb water withdrawals in order to ensure a long-term water supply.
During the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., no person shall water, hose, sprinkle or otherwise irrigate any outdoor lawn, field, garden, hedge or shrub in the Village of Hempstead, except in accordance with the following:
Persons occupying residences or other establishments with even-numbered addresses may water, hose, sprinkle or otherwise irrigate other than during the above hours on even-numbered days of the month.
Persons occupying residences or other establishments with odd-numbered addresses may water, hose, sprinkle or otherwise irrigate other than during the above hours on odd-numbered days of the month.
Persons occupying residences or other establishments without numbered addresses may water, hose, sprinkle or otherwise irrigate other than during the above hours on even-numbered days of the month.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit, restrict or prohibit, irrigation of any sort which is done by means of water obtained from sources other than the Nassau County sole source aquifer system.
All existing commercial and industrial water-operative air-conditioning systems, refrigeration or other water-cooling equipment shall be equipped with a water-recycling system or be converted to an air-operative system by June 30, 1988.
All commercial and industrial water-operative air-conditioning systems, refrigeration or other water-cooling equipment for which building permits have not been issued shall be equipped with a water-recycling system.
The Village of Hempstead shall institute such a system and regulations as will enable the Village to authorize and monitor the use of fire hydrants by all entities, except that the Fire Department and local units of government shall not be bound thereby or required to apply for authority to utilize fire hydrants.
In those instances where the Village of Hempstead shall establish limitations more restrictive than provided by the County of Nassau, said more restrictive provisions shall be locally imposed as an exception to the County of Nassau Ordinance if the County of Nassau Commissioner of Public Works authorizes such local limitations after an application is made by Village of Hempstead.
Upon written application, the Village Clerk is authorized to grant a special exception from the limitations of this chapter to local water users who demonstrate a hardship.
The Hempstead Police Department, all Water Department personnel and all other authorized Village personnel shall be charged with the enforcement of this chapter.
[Amended 9-6-1988 by L.L. No. 9-1988]
If any provision of this chapter or the application of such provision to any person or circumstance shall be held unconstitutional or invalid, the constitutionality or validity of the remainder of this chapter and the applicability of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.