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• Initiate mandatory conservation measures, where possible.
• All “non-essential water use” shall be prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. “Non-essential water use” is defined as washing windows, siding, eaves and roofs of buildings; washing driveways, streets, curbs and gutters; non-commercial vehicle washing; unattended irrigation of sprinkler lawn watering of landscaping, shrubs and grass; draining and filling swimming pools; and flushing water system. Hand watering of landscaping, shrubs and grass shall be permissible on any day subject to the “time-of-day” restrictions established herein.
• All “non-essential water use” to include unattended irrigation or sprinkler lawn watering shall only be permitted once a week. The schedule for days in which “non-essential water use” is permitted is as follows by property location:
• Addresses/Customers west of US Highway 281 (SW and NW sections) may use water for outdoor uses on Saturday.
• Addresses/Customers east of US Highway 281 (SE and NE sections) may use water for outdoor uses on Sunday.
• Businesses requiring water as a basic function of business such as nurseries, commercial car washes, laundromats, high-pressure water cleaning services, bulk water sales, etc., will obtain written permission from the city manager or his/her designee(s) for intended use.
The following policy shall govern enforcement of outdoor residential water use restrictions effective April 1, 2014:
• First Violation: Verbal/written warning.
• Second Violation: Fine up to $500 per occurrence.
• Third Violation: Discontinuation of water service.