(A)   During a declared water shortage condition, the water sources available to the city shall be allocated to the maximum beneficial use to the greatest extent possible, and the waste or unreasonable use or unreasonable method of use of water shall be prevented, and water available is to be conserved with a view to the reasonable and beneficial use thereof in the interests of the people of the city and for the public welfare.
   (B)   The purpose of this article is to provide water shortage condition response procedures to minimize the effect of any existing or threatened water shortage conditions on customers and businesses within the city. These provisions are intended to significantly reduce the consumption of city water over an extended period of time and, thus, extend the availability of water for city customers while reducing the hardship on the city and the general public to the greatest extent possible.
(Ord. No. 2729)