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A. As outlined in the water shortage management plan adopted by the city council, the city manager is authorized to enact water use restrictions in times of limited water supply in accordance with the following phases:
Phase I: Advisory phase, no restrictions.
Phase II: Moderate water shortage, no restrictions, voluntary action is recommended.
Phase III: Moderate to severe water shortage, mandatory water use restriction in place for outdoor watering and vehicle washing.
Phase IV: Severe water shortage, mandatory water use restrictions in place for outdoor watering, swimming pools, outdoor fountains and ponds, vehicle washing, and recreation sprinklers and outdoor water toys.
B. It is unlawful for any person by himself or herself, family servants or agents, to violate any proclamation made by the mayor or resolution passed by the city council in pursuance of this section and if any violation thereof occurs the city will send the water account holder where the violation occurs a written notice that includes instructions for correcting the violation within fifteen (15) days of when the city mailed or hand delivered the notice to the billing address shown on said account holder's water account. If the violation continues after fifteen (15) days from when the city sent the written notice, the water account holder will be fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) and be given a warning of subsequent fines. If the violation continues after fifteen (15) days from when the city assessed the first fine, the water account holder will then be fined five hundred dollars ($500.00). The city may assess successive five hundred dollar ($500.00) fines every fifteen (15) days if the violation continues. The city may waive any fine if the water account holder attends a water conservation course administered by the city. (Ord. 2015-12, 9-15-2015)