§ 53.54  USE OF WATER DURING EMERGENCY.
   Whenever the Mayor with the approval of the City Council finds, on the basis of the water storage reserves, that the amount of water available and the probable use of water or the probable drawing thereon from the city mains makes it necessary that there be a conservation of the water to protect the citizens and property in the city, the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, shall be and he or she is hereby empowered to declare a water emergency and thereafter to put into effect a water-using prohibition on all or any part of the following uses of water; and during the time, the uses of the water for the purpose for which the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, announces that water use is prohibited shall be prohibited:
   (A)   Watering yards. The sprinkling, watering, or irrigating of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, grounds, covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers, or any other vegetation;
   (B)   Washing mobile equipment. The washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, trailer houses, railroad cars, or any other type of mobile equipment;
   (C)   Cleaning of equipment, machinery, or outdoor surfaces. The washing and cleaning of any industrial equipment, machinery, sidewalks, driveways, filling stations, aprons, porches, and other outdoor surfaces;
   (D)   Cleaning buildings. The washing of the outside of buildings, and this shall include dwellings or accessory buildings about or upon premises;
   (E)   Ornamental fountains. The operation of any ornamental fountain or other structure making a similar use of water; and
   (F)   Swimming pools. The filling or adding to of any swimming or wading pool.
(Ord. 249, passed 7-11-1977)  Penalty, see § 53.99