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(A) The City Manager is authorized to establish restrictions on the use of water whenever he or she determines that:
(1) The water supply or the capacity to treat and distribute water is depleted or limited to an extent that it is anticipated that sufficient water will not be available for ordinary domestic consumption; or
(2) A water emergency exists due to failure of equipment or material or a loss of system pressure.
(B) In the case of inadequate supply or treatment capacity, the restrictions shall first be imposed on all users of water, restricting the use of water in outdoor use to certain times. Should additional measures become necessary to ensure the availability of sufficient water, and, in all other cases of water emergencies, restrictions may prescribe the purposes for which water may be used, prohibit the use of water by major businesses or institutions or prohibit entirely certain uses of water. The City Manager may exempt certain users from the restrictions on the use of water where appropriate.
(C) Any order of the City Manager establishing restrictions on the use of water shall take effect immediately following its announcement and shall remain in effect until the time as it is determined that sufficient water is available for domestic consumption or until the emergency has passed. The announcement of a water restriction order shall be given by reasonable notice.
(D) Any person who in any manner violates or permits others under his or her supervision, custody or control to violate any terms of an order restricting the use of water issued pursuant to this section shall be guilty of an offense. (Prior Code, § 17-314) (Ord. 1489, passed 5-5-92)
(E) The City Manager shall have the authority to decide any question which may arise and which is not covered by any of the provisions contained in this chapter and his or her decision in the cases shall be final. (Prior Code, § 17-315)