Chapter 13.06


13.06.010    Declaration of purpose.

13.06.020    Level I water supply problem.

13.06.030    Level II water supply problem.

13.06.040    Level III water emergency.

13.06.050    Nonessential residential uses.

13.06.060    Nonessential commercial or industrial uses.

13.06.070    Service disconnections.

13.06.080    Variances.

13.06.010 Declaration of purpose.

The conservation and efficient use of water is found and declared to be a public purpose of highest priority. It will result in preservation of natural resources, enhancement of public health, safety and welfare, and a reduction in public costs for the construction of enlarged water and sewer facilities. (Ord. 2003-10, 2003).

13.06.020 Level I water supply problem.

At the discretion of the mayor for the town of Eatonville, a “level I” water supply problem may be declared. During a level I water supply problem, the administrator may request voluntary water conservation measures by notice to and education of the customers of the Eatonville water utility, particularly with regard to “nonessential uses.” (Ord. 2003-10, 2003).

13.06.030 Level II water supply problem.

In the event of a system failure or other situation in which water usage exceeds the rate of resupply, the administrator may declare a level II water supply problem. During a level II water supply problem, the mayor shall implement voluntary water conservation measures, up to and including reduced or altered lawn water schedules. (Ord. 2003-10, 2003).

13.06.040 Level III water emergency.

In the event of a system failure or other situations in which the water supply fails to meet the demand for water, and voluntary conservation measures remain ineffective or would be expected to be inadequate, the mayor may request a declaration by the Eatonville town council that during a level III water emergency, no person or customer shall sprinkle, water, or irrigate any shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, ground covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers, or any other vegetation, except as authorized by council declaration. In addition, no person or customer shall cause or permit water to run to waste in any gutter or drain. (Ord. 2003-10, 2003).

13.06.050 Nonessential residential uses.

The following residential water uses are hereby determined to be nonessential and are prohibited during a level III water emergency:

A. The use of water to wash any motorbike, motor vehicle, boat trailer, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle, except at a commercial self-contained washing facility.

B. The use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts or other hard-surfaced area, or building or structure.

C. The use of water to fill, refill or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools or jacuzzi pools except for neighborhood fire control, where the pools have recycling water systems and evaporative covers, or where the use of the pool is required by a medical doctor’s prescription.

D. The use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support fish life. (Ord. 2003-10, 2003).

13.06.060 Nonessential commercial or industrial uses.

The following commercial or industrial water uses are hereby determined to be nonessential and are prohibited during a level III water emergency:

A. The use of water to serve a customer in a restaurant unless required by the customer.

B. The use of water for scenic and recreational ponds or lakes, except for the minimum amount required to support fish life.

C. The use of water from hydrants for fire drills, or any purpose other than fire fighting.

D. The use of water by a golf course to irrigate any portion of its ground except those areas designated as tees and greens.

E. The use of water for dust control. (Ord. 2003-10, 2003).

13.06.070 Service disconnections.

If the administrator determines that any customer has failed to comply with any provisions of this chapter relating to a level III water emergency, then one written warning notice shall personally be delivered to a responsible occupant of the customer’s residence. If there is no responsible occupant present, then the notice shall be posted at the front entrance of the residence. If the customer fails to respond to the notice within the time limit set forth therein, then the administrator may authorize disconnection of the customer’s water service. Service so disconnected shall be restored only upon payment of a turn-on charge, hereby fixed at $25.00 during office hours, and $100.00 after office hours, or as otherwise specified by law, and any other costs incurred by the town of Eatonville in the discontinuance of service, and the giving of suitable assurance to the town of Eatonville that the action causing the discontinuance will not be repeated.

In addition to the foregoing, the town of Eatonville may, prior to restoration of service, install a flow-restrictive device on the customer’s service. The flow-restrictive device shall be removed at the expiration of the level III water emergency, and may be removed earlier at the discretion of the administrator upon petition of the customer. (Ord. 2003-10, 2003).

13.06.080 Variances.

The administrator may, in writing, grant temporary variances for the prospective uses of water otherwise prohibited after determining that due to unusual circumstances failure to grant such variance would cause an emergency condition affecting health, sanitation, or fire protection of the applicant of the public.

A. The town council shall ratify or revoke any such variances at its next scheduled meeting. Any variances so ratified may be revoked by later action of the town council.

B. No variance shall be retroactive otherwise justifies any violation of this chapter occurring prior to issuance of said temporary variance. (Ord. 2003-10, 2003).