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Whenever the City Council determines primary water supplies to be consistently below seasonal averages and that if they continue to decline may not be adequate to provide treated water to meet normal needs to the city, it shall be empowered to declare by resolution, municipal order, or other proper local legislative enactment that a water shortage alert exists. The city, through its Council or Mayor, shall continue to encourage voluntary water conservation measures defined under the advisory declaration, and further shall impose a ban on all nonessential (Class 3) water uses for the duration of the shortage until the city has declared it to have ended, or upon the expiration of any time limit that may have been set forth in the declaration by the city. Publication or public notice of such declarations shall conform to the procedures as set forth in § 50.78 and shall be effective upon publication in the official newspaper for city publications under state law.
(Ord. 1988-13, passed 7-25-88) Penalty, see § 50.99