[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Colchester as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Ordinance enforcement — See Ch. 93.
The following article relating to measures to ameliorate water shortages is herewith adopted by the Town of Colchester.
The Colchester Utilities Commission is herewith authorized to adopt regulations pertaining to the conservation of water and to further provide in said regulations measures to address potential water shortages.
The regulations so adopted shall be communicated to water users by way of mail or publication.
Regulations previously adopted by the Colchester Board of Water Commissioners relating to water conservation shall be deemed adopted by the Colchester Utilities Commission, and copies of said regulations previously distributed to water users shall excuse distribution except to new water customers.
Should the Colchester Utilities Commission determine that a water user and/or customer is in violation of the regulations, the Commission shall give written notice of said violation to the user and/or customer, which notice shall direct the user and/or customer to cease and desist from said violation. Said written notice shall be mailed and/or hand delivered to the residence of the user and/or customer.
In the event said customer and/or user fails to cease and desist from said violation, the Board may, upon 12 hours prior notice terminate, either permanently or temporarily, all water service to said user and/or customer.
Any user and/or customer who violates a cease and desist order, shall, in addition to being subjected to termination of water service, also be subject to a penalty of $100 per day for each violation.
The Colchester Utilities Commission may delegate the enforcement of this article to an employee of said Commission.