§ 50.77  CLASSIFIED USES OF TREATED WATER.
   Uses of treated water are classified for purposes of this subchapter as follows:
   (A)   Essential water uses (Class 1).  The following uses of water, listed by site or user type, are essential.
      (1)   Domestic.  Water necessary to sustain human life and the lives of domestic pets, and to maintain minimum standards of hygiene and sanitation.
      (2)   Health care facilities.  Patient care and rehabilitation, including related filling and operation of swimming pools.
      (3)   Public use.
         (a)   Firefighting; and
         (b)   Health and public protection purposes, if specifically approved by health officials and the municipal governing body.
   (B)   Socially or economically important uses of water (Class 2). The following uses of water, listed by site or user type, are socially or economically important.
      (1)   Domestic.  Personal, in house water use including kitchen, bathroom, and laundry.
      (2)   Commercial and civic use.
         (a)   Commercial care and truck washes,
         (b)   Laundromats,
         (c)   Restaurants, clubs, and eating places, and
         (d)   Schools, churches, motel/hotels, and similar commercial establishments.
      (3)   Outdoor noncommercial waterings.
         (a)   Minimal watering of vegetable gardens, and
         (b)   Minimal watering of trees where necessary to preserve them.
      (4)   Outdoor commercial or public watering (using conservation methods and when other sources of water are not available or feasible to use).
         (a)   Agricultural irrigation for the production of food and fiber or the maintenance of livestock,
         (b)   Watering by arboretums and public gardens of national, state, regional, or community significance where necessary to preserve specimens,
         (c)   Watering by commercial nurseries at a minimum level necessary to maintain stock,
         (d)   Watering at a minimum rate necessary to establish or maintain vegetation or landscape plantings required pursuant to law or regulation,
         (e)   Watering of woody plants where necessary to preserve them, and
         (f)   Minimum watering of golf course greens.
      (5)   Recreational.  Operation of municipal swimming pools and residential pools that serve more than 25 dwelling units.
      (6)   Air conditioning.
         (a)   Refilling for startup at the beginning of the cooling season,
         (b)   Makeup for water during the cooling season, and
         (c)   Refilling specifically approved by health officials and the municipal governing body, where the system has been drained for health protection or repair services.
   (C)   Nonessential (Class 3).  Any waste of water, as defined herein, is nonessential.  The following uses of water, listed by site or user type, are nonessential.
      (1)   Public use.
         (a)   Use of fire hydrants (excluding Class I and Class II uses), including use of sprinkler caps, testing fire apparatus and fire department drills, and
         (b)   Flushing of sewers and hydrants except as needed to ensure public health and safety as approved by health officials and the municipal governing body.
      (2)   Commercial and civic use.
         (a)   Serving water in restaurants, clubs, or eating places, except by customer request,
         (b)   Failure to repair a controllable leak, and
         (c)   Increasing water levels in scenic and recreational ponds and lakes, except for the minimum amount required to support fish and wildlife.
      (3)   Ornamental purposes.  Fountains, reflecting pools, and artificial waterfalls.
      (4)   Outdoor watering.
         (a)   Use of water for dirt control or compaction,
         (b)   Watering of annual or nonwoody plants, lawns, parks, golf course fairways, playing fields, and other recreational areas,
         (c)   Washing sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surface areas,
         (d)   Washing down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection, and
         (e)   Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street.
      (5)   Outdoor commercial or public watering.
         (a)   Expanding nursery facilities, placing new irrigated agricultural land in production, or planting or landscaping except when required by a site design review process,
         (b)   Use of water for dirt control or compaction,
         (c)   Watering of lawns, parks, golf course fairways, playing fields, and other recreational areas,
         (d)   Washing sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surface areas,
         (e)   Washing down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection, and
         (f)   Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street.
      (6)   Recreational uses other than those specified as Class II.
      (7)   Noncommercial washing of motor and other vehicles.
      (8)   Air conditioning (see also Class II purposes).
Refilling cooling towers after draining.
(Ord. 1988-13, passed 7-25-88)