Chapter 13.15


13.15.010    Application of regulations.

13.15.020    Water crisis emergency.

13.15.030    Prohibited acts during water crisis emergency.

13.15.040    Exception to maintain sanitation.

13.15.050    Length of restriction/prohibition.

13.15.060    Declaration of water emergency.

13.15.070    Deleted during 2011 codification.

13.15.080    Penalties.

13.15.010 Application of regulations.

The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all persons using city water, both in and outside the city. [Ord. 370 § 1, 1982].

13.15.020 Water crisis emergency.

A water crisis emergency may be declared by the majority of the city council present at any regular or special council meeting, by the mayor, or by the city council president if the mayor is outside the corporate limits of the city of Pilot Rock for more than 24 continuous hours. The standard for the declaration of a water crisis emergency shall be a good faith opinion that the adequacy of the water supply for the city of Pilot Rock is sufficiently endangered to create a risk of danger to the health, safety and welfare of the people of the city of Pilot Rock. [Ord. 370 § 2, 1982].

13.15.030 Prohibited acts during water crisis emergency.

During a water crisis state of emergency, it shall be unlawful for any person to commit or engage in any of the following acts:

(1) To use water to wash any building, house, garage, or other structure or part thereof.

(2) To use water to wash any car, truck, or other vehicle.

(3) To use water to moisten any driveway, sidewalk, street, alley or other uncultivated surface of real property.

(4) To add water to any swimming pool or ornamental fountains.

(5) Watering Yards. The sprinkling, watering or irrigating of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, grounds, covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers or any other vegetation. [Ord. 370 § 3, 1982].

13.15.040 Exception to maintain sanitation.

The city shall have the authority to permit a reasonable use of water in any case necessary to maintain adequate health and sanitation standards. [Ord. 370 § 4, 1982].

13.15.050 Length of restriction/prohibition.

The prohibition shall remain in effect until terminated by announcement of the mayor in accordance with this chapter. [Ord. 370 § 5, 1982].

13.15.060 Declaration of water emergency.

(1) The mayor, council president, or city council shall cause each declaration made by him pursuant to this chapter to be publicly announced by means of radio broadcast from any radio station with its normal operating range covering the city and he may cause such declaration to be further announced in a newspaper of general circulation within the city when feasible. Each announcement shall prescribe the action taken by the mayor, council president, or city council, including the time it became or will become effective, and shall specify the particular use for which the use of water will be prohibited.

(2) Whenever the mayor, council president, or city council shall find the conditions which gave rise to the water prohibition in effect pursuant to this chapter no longer exist, he or it may declare the prohibition terminated in whole or in part in the manner prescribed by this chapter, effective immediately upon announcement.

(3) The mayor, council president, or council shall make or cause to be made a record of each time and date when any declaration is announced to the public in accordance with this section and this includes the notice of termination, both in whole or in part. [Ord. 370 § 6, 1982].

13.15.070 Authority of officer.

Deleted during 2011 codification. [Ord. 370 § 7, 1982].

13.15.080 Penalties.

A person convicted of the violation of any provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00. [Amended during 2011 codification; Ord. 370 § 8, 1982].