Chapter 7.28
USE OF WATER FROM CITY DITCHES

Sections:

7.28.020    Power of city to control.

7.28.025    Fruitvale Canal—Irrigation water use and service fee—Rate.

7.28.030    Violations.

7.28.040    Penalty for violation.

7.28.020 Power of city to control.

All ditches, laterals, canals, pipes and headgates, and all appurtenances thereto, belonging to the city of Yakima, shall be under the control of the water/irrigation manager, who shall have full power to regulate the use of such water, to determine the quantity of water to be used by the various lot owners, and to determine when such water shall be used. (Ord. 2006-07 § 7, 2006: Ord. 1981 § 1, 1976: Ord. A-290 § 2, 1917).

7.28.025 Fruitvale Canal—Irrigation water use and service fee—Rate.

An irrigation water use and service fee is established to be charged for irrigation water supplied directly to consumers from the Fruitvale Canal owned, operated and maintained by the city. The irrigation water use and service fee shall be based on the area of land served with water from the canal at the rate of twenty-five dollars per acre, or fraction thereof, per year. The fee shall be paid annually by irrigation water consumers according to billings therefor issued by the city. (Ord. 2006-07 § 8, 2006: Ord. 1961 § 1, 1976).

7.28.030 Violations.

It is unlawful for any person or persons to cut, break, fill up, obstruct or otherwise damage or interfere with any ditch, headgate, canal, or pipe, or any appurtenance thereto, belonging to the city of Yakima or to in any manner dam, or obstruct the flow of water therein, or to draw or divert water therefrom without the consent of the city manager. (Ord. 1981 § 2, 1976: Ord. A-290 § 3, 1917).

7.28.040 Penalty for violation.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not to exceed one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for a period of not to exceed thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. A-290 § 5, 1917).