(A)   Within one year of the effective date of this article, the manager shall prepare and present to the city manager for adoption a recycled water master plan. The recycled water master plan shall be updated periodically, as the manager determines necessary to maintain consistency with local, state and federal laws, regulations and policies with respect to recycled water. The city manager shall approve all substantive updates to the recycled water master plan.
   (B)   The recycled water master plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
      (1)   Policies encouraging the use of recycled water. This includes requiring the use of recycled water when the manager has provided the customer an analysis showing that recycled water is a cost-effective alternative to potable water for such uses and the customer has had a reasonable time to make the conversion to recycled water.
      (2)   General rules and regulations governing the distribution and use of recycled water.
      (3)   Standards to which all city owned and on-site recycled water distribution facilities must conform.
      (4)   An evaluation of the location and size of present and future recycled water treatment facilities, distribution pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, and other related facilities, including cost estimates and potential financing methods.
      (5)   Identification of those areas within and adjacent to the city's sphere of influence where recycled water may be used.
      (6)   For each recycled water use area, or use type within each recycled water use area, identification of those areas within which or types of uses where recycled water use shall be mandatory.
      (7)   Identification of resources and recommendations of specific measures to assist recycled water users in financing recycled water use projects, including, but not limited to, identifying incentives, discounts in water rates, and other measures.
      (8)   A public awareness program to educate the public about, and promote the safe use of recycled water.
      (9)   Best management practices, standards, protocols, and guidelines to ensure that recycled water use at each on-site recycled water facility is conducted safely and consistently with all local, state and federal laws and regulations. These best management practices shall include comprehensive rules and guidelines regarding: operational controls; conversion requirements; cross-connection controls; posting of notices; worker education and protection; facilities use and maintenance; supervisory controls; and notification requirements.
(Ord. No. 2728, 2810)