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For the purposes of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CONSERVATION. Those practices, techniques, and technologies that reduce the consumption of water, reduce the loss or waste of water, improve the efficiency in the use of water or increase the recycling and reuse of water so that a supply is conserved and made available for future or alternative uses.
CUSTOMER. Any person, company, or organization using water supplied by the city, other than the city itself or a city employee acting within the course and scope of such employment.
DESIGNATED WATERING DAYS. Means Sundays and Thursdays for street addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8), and Saturdays and Wednesdays for street addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9).
DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN. A plan which prescribes short-term measures to cause a temporary but significant reduction in water use during drought or periods of extended high temperatures.
NON-ESSENTIAL WATER USE. Water uses that are not essential, nor required for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare including but not limited to:
(1) Irrigation of landscaped areas, including parks, athletic fields, and golf courses, except as otherwise provided by this subchapter;
(2) Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle;
(3) Use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas except to maintain health and safety conditions;
(4) Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
(5) Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street;
(6) Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any swimming pools or jacuzzi-type pools;
(7) Use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life;
(8) Failure to repair a controllable leak within a reasonable period after becoming aware of such leak; and
(9) Use of water from hydrants for any other purposes other than fire fighting.
OUTDOOR WATER USE. Any outdoor use of water, including but not limited to watering lawns, shrubs, and other types of outdoor vegetation; washing vehicles, boats, and trailers; use of landscape irrigation systems; the refilling or adding water to outdoor swimming pools, wading pools or ponds; the operation of any outdoor ornamental fountain or other similar structure; the use of water from fire hydrants for uses other than fire fighting or other activities necessary to maintain health and safety conditions; the washing down of patios, driveways, parking areas, streets, tennis courts, sidewalks or other paved areas; and the washing down of ground foundations.
(Ord. 94-21, passed 6-14-94; Am. Ord. 2005-40, passed 11-8-05; Am. Ord. 2009-31, passed 10-27-09; Am. Ord. 2011-32, passed 12-13-11; Am. Ord. 2015-03, passed 2-24-15; Am. Ord. 2020-57, passed 10-27-20; Am. Ord. 2021-21, passed 4-20-21)