A. Under Cal. Water Code § 10632.1, the city is required to submit a water shortage assessment report to the California Department of Water Resources by July 1 of each year.
B. The city will follow the written decision-making process defined in its WSCP to assess water supply reliability on an annual basis.
C. The City Council may declare the existence of Level 1 or 2 water shortage conditions by resolution adopted at a regular or special meeting.
D. The City Council may declare the existence of Level 3, 4, 5, or 6 water shortage emergency conditions by resolution adopted at a regular or special meeting after a public hearing held in accordance with Cal. Water Code §§ 350 et seq.
E. Upon determining that water shortage conditions continue to exist but have improved to the point that it is appropriate to move to a less restrictive level, the City Council shall adopt a resolution declaring the existence of the new water shortage level. Upon determining that water shortage conditions no longer exist, the City Council shall adopt a resolution declaring an end to the water shortage.
F. The public will be informed of water shortage determinations in accordance with § 13.20.060.
G. When the City Council has declared the existence of a water shortage and the City Manager determines that a sudden event has, or threatens to, significantly diminish the reliability or quality of the city's water supply, the City Manager may declare a catastrophic water shortage and impose whatever emergency water allocation or conservation actions deemed necessary, in the City Manager's professional judgment, to protect the reliability and quality of the city's water supply, until the emergency passes or the city takes other action.
(Ord. 1221, passed 6-1-21)