SEC. 22-176. FINDINGS.
   (A)   The people of the State of California have a primary interest in the development of programs and facilities to recycle water to supplement existing water supplies and assist in meeting future water demands. The conservation of all available water resources requires the maximum reuse of water for beneficial uses.
   (B)   Implementing these state policies is in the best interests of the city and its residents and businesses. This article is necessary to further these policies, to ensure the long-term integrity and reliability of the common water supplies in the region, and to preserve the health, safety and welfare of the community.
   (C)   The city is developing, and will own and operate recycled water distribution facilities, providing highly purified recycled water for irrigation, groundwater recharge and approved municipal and industrial uses within and adjacent to the city's sphere of influence.
   (D)   By developing and utilizing recycled water, the city can reduce its need for additional imported water and local groundwater supplies. Where recycled water is available, certain uses of potable water may be considered unreasonable or wasteful.
   (E)   The purpose of this article is to promote water conservation and recycled water use, to ensure the maximum public benefit from the use of city water supplies.
(Ord. No. 2728)