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Stage 4 Water Restrictions – Munday

Target: Achieve a 25 percent reduction in total water use

Best Management Practices for Supply Management:

The City of Munday will implement the following maximum use of residential water to each meter used in a single family residential meter and any meter that is intended use for landscape use is prohibited (Sprinkler System Meters)

The City of Munday will implement the following maximum use of master metered multi-family residential water to each mater meter used in a multi-family setting.  Any meter that its intended use is for landscape use is prohibited (Sprinkler Systems Meters)

Maximums and penalty rates or listed in the Maximum use section below.

Customers with private wells are required to post a yard sign stating:

“PRIVATE WELL IN USE”

Residential Maximum Use

1.      Single-family residential meter

a.       Maximum Usage Household – 5000 gallons per month

b.      Maximum Usage Sprinkler – 0 gallons per month

2.      Mater Metered Multi-family residential meter

a.       Maximum Usage Household – 5000 gallons per month per apartment

b.      Maximum Usage Sprinkler – 0 gallons per month

Definitions:

1.      Single Family residential meter:  Single meter that services one residential dwelling or apartment

2.      Master metered Multi-family residential customer:  Single meter that services multi residential dwellings, apartments, condominiums.

Rates Implements For Over Usage

$25 per each 1000 gallons over maximum.

Commercial or Industrial Maximum Use

Best Management Practices for Supply Management:

The City of Munday will implement the following maximum use of commercial/industrial water to each meter used in a commercial/industrial setting.

Maximums and penalty rates are listed in the Maximum use section below:

Customers with private wells are required to post a yard sign stating:

“PRIVATE WELLS IN USE”

The City of Munday has two classes of commercial or industrial usage:

W8 OV1 – Maximum usage is 7000 gallons per month

W8 OV3 – Maximum usage is 15000 gallons per month

Definitions:

Commercial or Industrial users are defined: As any customer that sales Merchandise, ingredients, and/or services to the public for an extended profit.

Rates implemented for over usage:

$25 per each 1000 gallons over maximum.

These penalty rates will be included in your monthly water usage billing and will be due and payable by the 15th of each month.  If your bill goes past 30 days due your service can be discontinued.

Water Use Restrictions for Demand Reduction:

Under threat of penalty for violation, the following water use restrictions shall apply to all persons:

1.      Irrigations of landscaped areas shall be limited to designated watering days between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 10:00a,m, and between 8:00p.m. and 10:00p.m. and shall be by means of hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets, or drip irrigation.  The use of hose-end sprinklers and automatic sprinkler systems are prohibited at all times, unless an alternate water supply is available (private well.)  Designated watering days are as follows:

a.       Street addresses ending in an odd number are designated for Saturday and Wednesday.

b.      Street addresses ending in even number are designated for Sunday and Thursday.

c.       Churches, Commercial Business, and Government offices are designated for Monday and Friday.

d.      Munday High School is designated for Wednesday and Sunday

e.       Munday Elementary School is designated for Tuesday and Sunday

2.      The watering of golf course tees, greens and fairways is prohibited unless the golf course utilizes a water source other than that provided by the City of Munday.

3.      The use of water for agriculture and or livestock purposes from designated fire hydrants under special permit is to be discontinued.

4.      The use of water to fill, refill, or add indoor or outdoor swimming pool, wading pool, or Jacuzzi pool is prohibited.

5.      Operations of any ornamental fountain or pool for aesthetic or scenic purpose is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.

6.      Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 10:00a.m. and between 8:00p.m. and 10:00p.m.  Such washing, when allowed, shall be done with a hand-held bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick release.  Further, such washing may be exempted from these regulations if the health, safety, and welfare of the public is contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables.

7.      Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to firefighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare, except that use of water from designated fire hydrants for construction purposes may be allowed under special permit from the City of Munday.

8.      All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.

The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited:

1.       Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas.

2.      Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection.

3.      Use of water for dust control.

4.      Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street.

5.      Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of suck leak(s)

Enforcement

1.      No person shall knowingly or intentionally allow the use of water from the City of Munday for residential, commercial, industrial, agriculture, governmental or any other purpose in a manner contrary to any provision of this Plan, or in an amount excess of that permitted by the drought response stage in effect at the time to action taken by Administrator, or his/her designee, in accordance with the provisions of this Plan.

2.      Any person who violates this Plan is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $500.  Each day that one or more of the provisions of this Plan is violated shall constitute a separate offense.  If a person is convicted of three or more violations of this Plan, the Administrator shall, upon due notice to customer, be authorized to discontinue water service to the premises where such violations occur.  Services discontinued under such circumstances shall be restored only upon payment of a reconnection charge, hereby established at $100 and any other costs incurred by the City of Munday in discontinuing service.  In addition, suitable assurances must be given to the Administrator that the same action shall not be repeated while the Plan is in effect.  Compliance with this plan may also be sought through injunctive relief.

3.      Any person, including a person classified as a water customer of the City of Munday, in apparent control of the property where a violation occurs or originates shall be presumed to be the violator and proof that the violation occurred on the person’s property shall constitute a rebuttable presumption that the person in apparent control of the property committed the violation, but any such person shall have the right to show that he/she did not commit the violation.  Parents shall be presumed to be responsible for the violation of their minor children and proof that a violation committed by a child occurred on property within the parent’s control shall constitute a rebuttable presumption that the parent committed the violation, but any such parent may be excused if he/she proves that he/.she had previously directed the child not to use the water as it was used in violation of this Plan and that the parent could not have reasonably know of the violation.

4.      Any employee of the City of Munday, police officer, or other City of Munday designated by the Administrator, may issue a citation to a person he/she reasonably believes to be in violation of this Ordinance.  The citation shall be prepared in duplicated and shall contain the name and address of the alleged violator, if known, the offense charged and shall direct him/her to appear in the Municipal Court on the date shown on the citation for which the date shall not be less than 3 days or more than 5 days from the date the citation was issued.  The violator shall be served a copy of the citation.  Service of this citation shall be complete upon delivery of the citation to the alleged violator, to an agent or employee of a violator, or to a person over 14 years of age who is a member of the violator’s immediate family or in a resident of the violator’s residence.  The alleged violator shall appear in Municipal Court to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty for the violation of the Plan.  If the alleged violator fails to appear in Municipal Court, a warrant for his/hr arrest may be issued.  A summons to appear may be issued in lieu of an arrest warrant.  These cases shall be expedited and given preferential setting in Municipal Court before all other cases.

5.      The City of Munday reserves the right to test water being used by customers to check for the presents of chlorine residual in the water at any time on public or private property where there is the present of a City of Munday water connection.

Variances

The City of Munday or its designee, may, in writing, grant temporary variance for existing water uses otherwise prohibited under this Plan if it is determined that failure to grant such variance would cause emergency condition adversely affecting the health, sanitation, or fire protection for the public or the person requesting such variance and if one or more of the following conditions are met.

1.      Compliance with this Plan cannot be technically accomplished during the duration of the water supply shortage or other condition for which the Plan is in effect.

2.      Alternative methods can be implemented which will achieve the same level of reduction in water use.

Persons requesting an exemption from the provisions of this Plan shall file a petition for variance with the City of Munday within 5 days after the Plan or a particular drought response stage has been invoked.  All petitions for variances shall be reviewed by the City of Munday or its designee, and shall include the following:

1.      Name and address of the petitioner(s)

2.      Purpose of water use

3.      Specific provisions of the Plan from which the petitioner is requestions relief.

4.      Detailed statement as to how the specific provision of the Plan adversely affects the petitioner or what damage or harm will occur to the petitioner or others if petition complies with this Plan.

5.      Description of the relief requested

6.      Period of time for which the variance is sought.

7.      Alternative water use restrictions or other measures the petitioner is taking or proposes to take to meet the intent of this Plan and the compliance date.

8.      Other pertinent information

Variances granted by the City of Munday shall be subject to the following conditions, unless waived or modified by the City of Munday of is designee:

1.      Variances granted shall include a timetable for compliance

2.      Variances granted shall expire when the Plan is no longer in effect, unless the petitioner has failed to meet specified requirements.

No variance shall be retroactive or otherwise justify any violation of this Plan occurring prior to the issuance of variance.

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