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Whenever the City Council finds that primary water supplies are below the level necessary to provide the quality and quantity of treated water to meet normal needs that serious shortages of treated water exists to serve the city, City Council shall be empowered to declare by resolution, municipal order, or other proper local legislative enactment that a water shortage emergency exists. Essential uses (Class I) shall be identified, in specific, as uses for voluntary conservation initiatives. Also, all socially or economically important uses (Class 2) shall be banned in addition to the nonessential uses (Class 3). These restrictions shall be considered continuing until the emergency phase is declared ended by resolution, municipal order, or other proper local legislative enactment by the City Council. Declaration or publication of these resolutions, municipal orders, or other proper local legislative enactment shall follow the procedures set forth in § 50.78, but declarations of a water shortage emergency shall be immediately effective as an emergency measure upon passage of the resolution, municipal order, or other proper legislative enactment.
(Ord. 1988-13, passed 7-25-88) Penalty, see § 50.99