§ 13.20.070  PERMANENT WATER CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS.
   The following water conservation requirements are effective at all times and are permanent. Violations of this section will be considered waste and an unreasonable use of water:
   A.   Washing down sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, or other paved surfaces is prohibited.  This prohibition does not apply to washing that is both (i) required to dispose of dangerous liquids or alleviate safety or sanitary hazards; and (ii) performed by use of a hand-held bucket, pressure washer, or hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut-off device.
   B.   Using water to wash a vehicle (including any automobile, truck, van, bus, motorcycle, boat, or trailer) is prohibited.  This prohibition does not apply to washing that is performed by use of a hand-held bucket or hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing device or water shut-off nozzle. Additionally, this prohibition does not apply to any commercial car washing facility.
   C.   The use of water to clean, fill, or maintain levels in decorative fountains, ponds, lakes, or other similar aesthetic structures is prohibited.  This prohibition does not apply if such water is part of a recirculating system.  Additionally, this prohibition does not apply to a water feature listed in the National Register of Historic Places, where water use is deemed necessary for the integrity of the feature.
   D.   The use of water to irrigate outdoor landscapes during or within forty-eight (48) hours after measurable rainfall is prohibited.
   E.   The irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians is prohibited.
   F.   The irrigation with potable water of landscapes outside of newly constructed homes and buildings in a manner inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development is prohibited.
   G.   All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in the water user's plumbing, irrigation, or distribution system must be repaired within seventy-two (72) hours of notification by the city unless other arrangements are made with the city.
   H.   Watering or irrigating of any lawn, landscape, or other vegetated area in a manner that causes or allows more than incidental runoff or water flows or runoff from the property onto an adjoining sidewalk, driveway, street, alley, gutter, or ditch is prohibited.
   I.   Watering of lawn, landscape, or other turf areas between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on any day is prohibited. Hand-held water cans, buckets, or similar containers reasonably used to convey water for irrigation purposes are not subject to these time restrictions. Additionally, a hand-held hose equipped with a fully functioning, positive self-closing water shut-off nozzle, pressure washer or similar device may be used during the otherwise restricted period.  If necessary, and for very short periods of time for the purpose of adjusting or repairing a landscape irrigation system, a person may operate a landscape irrigation system during the otherwise restricted period.
   J.   Hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments shall provide customers the option of not having towels and linen laundered daily. Commercial lodging establishments shall prominently display notice of this option in each bathroom using plain language.
   K.   Food preparation establishments such as restaurants or cafes are prohibited from using non-water-conserving dish wash pre-rinse spray valves.
   L.   No restaurant, hotel, cafe, cafeteria, or other public place where food is sold, served, or offered for sale shall serve drinking water to any customer unless expressly requested.
   M.   Non-recirculating water systems shall not be installed or operated in commercial car wash and laundry systems.
   N.   Single pass cooling systems shall not be installed or operated in buildings requesting new water service.
(Ord. 1123, passed 6-18-09; Am. Ord. 1221, passed 6-1-21)