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(a) No person who constructs a project subject to sections 86.703(a) and (b) shall use water for irrigation or a water feature without the authorization required by this chapter.
(b) A person constructing a project subject to sections 86.703(a) and (b) shall obtain a water use authorization to provide water to a landscaped area as follows:
(1) A person applying for a building permit shall obtain a water use authorization from the County as part of the permitting process.
(2) A person applying for a discretionary permit shall submit a landscape concept plan with the discretionary permit application. As used in this chapter, a landscape concept plan means a drawing of the site where the project will be located that includes a representation of the site features, proposed plantings areas and the proposed method and type of irrigation.
(3) A person issued a discretionary permit shall obtain a water use authorization as part of the permitting process for each building permit or for each project segment that requires installation of a water meter or connection to an existing water meter.
(c) A water use authorization issued by the County shall establish the allowed MAWA for property on which a project that is subject to this chapter is located.
(d) Once the County establishes the MAWA for a property, no person shall exceed the MAWA on that property, unless the County agrees to modify the MAWA, as provided in section 86.724.
(e) Any person may examine the water use authorization establishing the MAWA for a property at the Department of Planning & Development Services during normal business hours.
(Amended by Ord. No. 10224 (N.S.), effective 10-25-12)