The following words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
EMERGENCY: An unexpected event not routinely occurring in the course of the operation of the system resulting from damage to or failure of the system, or some part thereof, or a users system attached thereto and supplied by the system or an event in the area surrounding the system that either causes damage to or contamination of the system or threatens such damage or contamination. Or an event that requires a major portion of the water delivery capacity of the system be diverted and applied to the protection of persons or property against an event damaging or threatening damage to the health and welfare of persons or property served by the system.
SHORTAGE: Any circumstances resulting in the actual or reasonably expected demand for water exceeding the capacity for the system to deliver water to the users and maintain sufficient reserves for the public health and safety of persons and/or property served by the system. (Ord. 96, 6-13-2001)