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Stage 2 Severe Water Shortage Conditions

Voluntary Water Use Restrictions

1.      Water customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.

2.      The use of water from fire hydrants shall be limited to firefighting-related activities or other activities necessary to maintain health, safety, and welfare.  Routine flushing of fire hydrants for other than health and safety reasons is prohibited.  This restriction does not apply to businesses which require the use of water for land development and building construction processes.

Water Use Restrictions- these apply to all persons

1.       The irrigation of lawns and gardens by the use of city water shall be limited as follows:

a.       All outdoor irrigation by hose-end sprinklers, soaker hoses, or drip irrigation may occur only between the hours of Tuesday 7:00p.m. to Wednesday 10:00a.m. once a week only.  All outdoor irrigation of vegetation by permanently installed automatic irrigation systems may occur only between the hours of 12:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. on Wednesday only.  Irrigation by hand-held hoses or hand-held buckets is permitted anytime.  The time restrictions do not apply to the irrigation of commercial plant nurseries; however, these establishments shall curtail all nonessential water use.

b.      The washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers boats airplanes, or other types of mobile equipment is prohibited except on designated outdoor water use days between the hours of 12:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.  They washing, when allowed, must be done with a hand-held bucket or hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rinses.  The nozzle must be removed when the host is not in use.  The washing of each individual automobile, truck, trailer, boat, airplane, or any other type of mobile equipment in violation of the terms and conditions of this constitutes a separate violation under this article.  However, this restriction does not apply to the washing of vehicles or mobile equipment when conducted on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or a commercial service station.  Furthermore, this restriction does not apply to the washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, and other types of mobile equipment (such as garbage trucks, and vehicles to transport food and perishables) when the washing is necessary on a more regular and frequent basis in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.  Charity car washes are prohibited.

Violations

Class C misdemeanor, subject to a fine not to exceed $100; repeat violations will be subject to water service being disconnected or restricted.