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Whenever the City Council finds that treated water supplies have been so depleted with no reasonable expectation for replenishing such treated water supplies that preservation of water for essential water use (Class 1) is essential and necessary for the public health, safety, and welfare through the measure of rationing of treated water supplies, the City Council shall be empowered to declare by resolution, municipal order, or other proper local legislative enactment that a water shortage critical emergency exists. Essential uses (Class 1) shall be specifically identified as uses for which rationing is required and shall specifically identify any other uses for which voluntary conservation initiatives are still in effect. All other uses contained within the essential uses classification, all socially or economically important uses (Class 2) and all nonessential uses (Class 3) shall be banned. These restrictions shall be considered continuing until the critical emergency is declared ended by the city. Publication or notice of resolution, municipal order, or other proper local legislative enactment declaring a water shortage critical emergency shall follow the procedures set forth in § 50.78, but any such declaration shall become immediately effective upon passage of such resolution, municipal order, or other proper local legislative enactment by the City Council.
(Ord. 1988-13, passed 7-25-88) Penalty, see § 50.99