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In addition to all other provisions and requirements of this chapter, the following additional rules and regulations for the use of water are hereby established. These provisions shall apply to all persons using water in the city regardless of whether any person using water shall have a contract for water service with the city.
(A) Vehicle washing. The washing of commercial and noncommercial privately owned automobiles, trucks, trailers, motor homes, boats, buses, and other types of vehicles is restricted to the use of a hand-held bucket and quick rinses using a hose with a quick-acting positive shut-off nozzle.
(B) Washing exterior surfaces. There shall be no washing of building exteriors, mobile home exteriors, sidewalks, patios, driveways, gutters or other exterior surfaces, unless permitted by the Public Works Director, or Superintendent, or his/her designee, and done with the use of a quick-acting positive shut-off nozzle on the hose.
(C) Outdoor water use. A drought, water shortage, or waste of water may require the city to implement regulations as expeditiously as such findings occur. The City Council by resolution shall establish water conservation regulations to address such findings, which may include but are not limited to water conservation regulations that are mandated by the state or federal government.
(D) Violations. It shall be unlawful for any customer or person to fail to comply with any of the provisions set forth by this section or by City Council resolution. The Enforcement Officer or designee may issue an administrative citation for failure to comply.
(E) Penalties. Failure to comply with any provision, requirement, rules or regulations under this chapter shall be unlawful and punishable as an infraction.
(1) In addition to the stated penalties, the city may pursue any available civil remedies and criminal penalties together with any and all costs incurred by the city as a result of violation of this section or any City Council resolution adopted pursuant to this section.
(2) At the discretion of the Enforcement Officer with the approval of the City Manager, an issued administrative citation for noncompliance of this section may be reduced to a formal written warning and the related citation fines waived or the citation may be cancelled after review of the findings. All results of a citation issued shall be entered into the record. Any further violation of the water conservation regulations provided in this section or adopted pursuant to this section shall result in the imposition of an administrative citation and its related penalties as set forth herein.
(3) Penalties for noncompliance with water conservation regulations provided in this section or adopted pursuant to this section shall be as follows and may be amended from time to time by City Council resolution:
(a) The fine for the first violation is $100.
(b) The fine for the second violation is $200.
(c) The fine for the third violation is $300.
(d) The fine for the fourth violation is $400.
(e) The fine for the fifth violation and each subsequent violation thereafter is $500.
(F) Payment of fines. Fines shall be placed on the customer’s water bill and paid in accordance with § 52.64 of this chapter.
(G) Citation appeal hearing. Any customer or person receiving an administrative citation for noncompliance of this section may request an appeal hearing pursuant to the administrative remedies provided in Chapter 99 of the Riverbank Municipal Code. Any customer or person seeking an appeal hearing of an issued administrative citation for noncompliance of this section shall file an appeals request form within 15 days of the citation. Failure to timely file a request form shall waive the right to appeal the violation. At the end of the 15 day period, all fines incurred for noncompliance with this section shall be placed on the customer’s water bill for payment.
(Ord. 2016-004, passed 3-8-16)