[Adopted 2-7-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-005]
Editor's Note: This ordinance stated that it would take effect 4-1-2005.
This article is enacted in cooperation with the Central Brown County Water Authority ("Water Authority") and its member communities: Allouez, Bellevue, DePere, Howard, Town of Lawrence, and Ledgeview Sanitary District No. 2, to support the implementation of a water conservation and management plan. The goal of this conservation and management plan is to preserve the water resources of the region and to extend the value and life of the infrastructure assets used in supplying water, without jeopardizing public health, safety and welfare.
The Town of Ledgeview shall at least once a year provide to its customers information regarding water conservation methods. Information may be provided by community newsletter, local newspaper, radio, television, new homeowner and business information packets, or information provided to students and teachers through school newsletters. This information may be provided in conjunction with the Water Authority and other Water Authority members.
The information provided shall include:
Information on water consumption and use by customers;
Tips on water conservation;
Recommended lawn length and mowing practices;
Recommended lawn care water amounts;
Information on use of automatic sprinkler systems;
When to water for best results;
Information on flow control on hoses;
Information on the impact of water usage on the environment and public water systems;
Information on in-house water fixture reductions (i.e., showerhead, reduced toilet flush, laundry, etc.); and
Information on the impact to the public if conservation methods are not used.
A water shortage shall be deemed to exist when the Water Authority advises the Town of Ledgeview and the other member communities that the Water Authority may not be able to supply sufficient potable water to meet the current or expected level of customer demand due to conditions not under their control. The Water Authority shall declare a Stage I water shortage if extreme dry weather conditions require moderate water conservation. The Water Authority shall declare a Stage II water shortage if continuing extreme dry weather conditions require a high level of water conservation. The Water Authority may also declare a Stage I or Stage II water shortage if any other circumstances, including service losses caused by equipment failure, human error, weather, or other natural disaster, constrains the Water Authority's water supply to less than the current level of customer demand.
In the event of a water shortage as determined in § 126-23, the Water Authority shall issue a public declaration of the water shortage. Upon such declaration, the Town of Ledgeview shall place in effect the restrictive provisions hereinafter authorized. The Town of Ledgeview shall inform the public about the water use restrictions and the reasons for those restrictions. Information shall be provided in the same manner as set forth in § 126-22.
In the event the Water Authority declares a Stage I water shortage, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to use or permit the use of potable water within the Town of Ledgeview for any of the purposes hereinafter set forth until the Water Authority, by public declaration, has declared the Stage I water shortage to be lifted.
Watering of lawns is restricted to the following: House numbers ending in an even number may water on even-numbered days of the month. House numbers ending in an odd number may water on the odd days of the month. However, all watering must be done between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. Watering of trees, shrubs and flowers may be done at any time using a hand-held hose.
In the event the Water Authority declares a Stage II water shortage, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to use or permit the use of potable water within the Town of Ledgeview for any of the purposes hereinafter set forth until the Water Authority, by public proclamation, has declared the Stage II water shortage to be lifted.
No outside use of water is allowed. Outside use is referred to but not limited to the following: no watering of lawn, flowers or shrubs; and no washing of vehicles, recreational equipment, driveways, decks, porches or structures.