§ 52.99  OFFENSES AND PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person, firm, or corporation who violates any provision of §§ 52.01 through 52.05 of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $1,000. Each day on which a violation of, or failure to comply with, this subchapter continues shall constitute a separate violation and shall be punishable as such. The city also is entitled to pursue all other criminal and civil remedies to which it is entitled under the authority of other statutes or other ordinances.
   (B)   Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provision of the mandatory water use restrictions as set forth in §§ 52.20 through 52.24 of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the city shall be punished by a fine not to exceed the sum of $500 for each offense. Each and every day any such violation shall continue shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.
   (C)   In any prosecution for violation of any provision of the mandatory water use restrictions as set forth in §§ 52.20 through 52.24 of this chapter, it shall be an affirmative defense that:
      (1)   The person was using only reclaimed water, ground water, raw water, or water obtained from any source other than the city water supply system;
      (2)   The use was necessary for testing or repair of water distribution facilities, residential and commercial plumbing, or permanently installed landscape irrigation systems; or
      (3)   The use was necessary for fire fighting, fire protection, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, sanitation, safety, and welfare.
   (D)   The city also is entitled to pursue all other criminal and civil remedies to which it is entitled under the authority of other statutes or other ordinances.
(Ord. 94-21, passed 6-14-94; Am. Ord. 94-40, passed 9-13-94; Am. Ord. 2002-19, passed 9-24-02; Am. Ord. 2011-32, passed 12-13-11; Am. Ord. 2013-18, passed 7-9-13; Am. Ord. 2015-03, passed 2-24-15; Am. Ord. 2020-57, passed 10-27-20; Am. Ord. 2021-21, passed 4-20-21)