1048.13  WATER EMERGENCIES.
   (a)   Definitions. As used in this section:
      (1)   "Person" means any individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association.
      (2)   "Water emergency" means:
         A.   Whenever the City has been ordered to restrict water use by the State or Federal Government or a proper regulatory agency thereof.
         B.   When the major source of water supply for the water works system cannot supply an adequate amount of water to safely meet demands of the users of the water treatment works.
         C.   When the demands of water users exceed the capability of the treatment facilities.
         D.   When the construction, maintenance or repair of the system requires limitation of the water flow.
         E.   Any emergency situation that threatens the health, safety or welfare of the system or the users of the water works.
      (3)   "Period of water emergency" means the following:
         A.   Whenever the City has been ordered to restrict water use by the State or Federal Government or a proper regulatory agency thereof, the period of water emergency shall commence upon the issuance of such order and shall continue until such order is rescinded by the State or Federal Government or a proper regulatory agency thereof.
         B.   Water emergencies declared under paragraph (a)(2)B. to E. hereof may be ordered by the Board of Control of the City. In this case, the commencement date of the water emergency shall be the effective date of the declaration. The water emergency shall continue until such declaration is rescinded.
   (b)   Prohibited Uses. In order to protect the water works of the City in a period of water emergency, no person, during a period of water emergency, shall use water distributed through the water distribution system of the City:
      (1)   To water lawns or other plant life, except that shrubs, gardens and flowers may be watered by using a hand bucket and/or sprinkling can;
      (2)   To fill swimming pools or to replace water which has evaporated therefrom;
      (3)   To wash motor vehicles, recreational vehicles or boats. Commercial motor vehicle washes are specifically exempted from the provisions of this subsection.
      (4)   Hydrant flushing.
   (c)   Food Producing Gardens. Gardens for the purpose of food production are exempted from the provisions of subsection (b) hereof.
   (d)   Penalty. Whoever violates this section is, for a first offense, guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). For a second offense, the offender is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree and shall be fined not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.
(Ord. 91-36. Passed 3-5-91.)