(A)    Application. This section shall apply to all persons, firms, partnerships, corporations, companies or organizations of any kind connected to the Town of Chandler public water system or using water there from (hereafter, users).
   (B)   Declaration of need. Upon determination by the Town Council that the public water system is in imminent danger of a shortage of water or is experiencing a shortage of water, the Town Council may declare a water conservation emergency and establish the appropriate conservation measures and the duration thereof.
   (C)   Voluntary conservation. Upon notice as required by division (G) below, users shall be requested to reduce water consumption by practicing voluntary conservation techniques. The Town Council shall suggest reasonable and meaningful actions which will alleviate existing or potential water shortage.
   (D)   Mandatory conservation. Upon notice as required by division (G) below, users shall be prohibited from the water uses listed below, subject to reasonable terms, times and conditions as the governing body shall determine:
      (1)   Sprinkling, watering or irrigating of shrubbery, trees, grass, ground covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, or any other vegetation;
      (2)   Washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, mobile homes, railroad cars or any other type of mobile equipment;
      (3)   Cleaning or spraying of sidewalk, driveways, paved areas, or other outdoor surfaces;
      (4)   Washing and cleaning of any business equipment or machinery;
      (5)   The filling of swimming pools, wading pools and ornamental fountains; and
      (6)   Knowingly allowing leakage through defective plumbing.
   (E)   Rationing. In addition to the mandatory conservation measures identified in division (D) above, and upon notice as required by division (G) below, users shall be limited to use per the following schedule:
      (1)   Residential use shall be limited to 50 gallons per person per day.
      (2)   Business, commercial and industrial users shall be limited to 90% of the volume of water used during the corresponding month of the preceding year. Business, commercial or industrial users that were not in business and operating in the area served by the Town of Chandler public water system more than 1 year prior to the declaration of need shall be restricted to 90% of the average monthly volume of water used during the number of months the business, commercial and industrial user was in business and operating in the public water system area.
   (F)   Exceptions. The Town Council reserves the right to establish alternative rationing requirements for the following:
      (1)   Health care providers;
      (2)   A reasonable use of water to maintain adequate health and sanitary standards; and
      (3)   Those industrial and agricultural activities declared to be necessary for the public health and well-being.
   (G)   Notice.
      (1)   Notice of voluntary conservation measures shall be by publication in a local newspaper of general circulation or other means as deemed appropriate by the governing body. The notice shall be effective upon publication.
      (2)   Notice of mandatory conservation or rationing shall be by first class United States mail, or by other door to door distribution to each current user, and by electronic and print media. The notice shall be deemed effective at the conclusion of door to door distribution, or at noon of the third day after depositing same in the United States mail.
   (H)   Effective date. This section shall be in full force and effect upon passage and publication as required by law.
(Ord. 2006-8, passed 4-3-2006; Am. Ord. 2008-10, passed 11-17-2008)