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(a) A Level 2 Water Supply Shortage shall exist when the City Council declares that due to drought or other water supply conditions, a water supply shortage or threatened shortage exists which necessitates a consumer demand reduction between 11 and 20 percent. Upon the declaration by the City Council of a Level 2 Supply Shortage, the City will implement the mandatory conservation measures identified in this section.
(b) In addition to the permanent conservation requirements identified in Sec. 10-2.1104, the following water conservation requirements shall apply during a declared Level 2 Water Supply Shortage:
(1) Limits on Watering Days: Watering or irrigating landscape and vegetated areas with potable water is limited to three days per week from April 1 through October 31 and two days per week from November 1 through March 31, which day(s) may be designated by City Council through Resolution, with the following exceptions:
(i) Short periods of time for the express purpose of adjusting or repairing an irrigation system;
(ii) Irrigation of playing fields for field refurbishment only when necessary for public health and safety;
(iii) Use of water in a community garden providing garden plots to the public, or to home fruit and vegetable gardens less than 300 square feet;
(iv) Irrigation of newly installed or significantly rehabilitated landscape for the first 60 days after the first planting. Turf, flowers, and annuals do not qualify as landscape for the purposes of this section;
(v) Use of reasonable amounts of water by commercial nurseries and commercial growers to sustain plants, trees, shrubs and other vegetation intended for commercial sale;
(vi) Irrigation of habitat restoration sites as required to meet permit conditions of regulatory agencies;
(2) Obligation to Fix Leaks, Breaks, or Malfunctions: Excessive use, loss, or release of water through breaks, leaks, or other malfunctions in the water user's plumbing, irrigation, or distribution system for any period of time after such release of water should have reasonably been discovered and corrected and, in no event more than 72 hours of receiving notice from the City, is prohibited.
(3) Recirculating Water Required for Water Fountains and Running-water Features: Operating a water fountain or other running-water feature that does not recirculate water is prohibited.
(4) Limits on Washing Vehicles: Using potable water to wash or clean a vehicle, including but not limited to any automobile, truck, van, bus, motorcycle, boat, or trailer, whether motorized or not, is prohibited, except by use of a hand-held bucket or similar container or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive self-closing water shut-off nozzle or device. This subsection does not apply to any commercial car washing facility.
(§ 2, Ord. 1705-NS, eff. November 25, 2022)