Water Curtailment allocation Table in cubic feet (cf)
Note: There are 7.48 gallons per cubic feet.
Example: A household with a regular water use meter is allocated 3600 cf of water per month. If the household uses 5000 cf of water, the difference will be charged: 1400 cf x
14.06 Water Curtailment
The following words and phrases whenever used in this chapter shall be construed as defined in this section unless from the context a different meaning is intended.
A. "Billing period" means that period used by the City for the reading of water meters consisting of approximately 30 calendar days.
B. "City water" means water sold or delivered by the City of
C. "Cf" means cubic feet.
D. "Customer" means that person or persons designated in City records to receive bills for water service.
E. "Multi-family dwelling" means a building containing two or more residential units.
F. "Outside plants" means grass, lawns, ground-cover, shrubbery, gardens, crops, vegetation and trees not located within a fully enclosed building.
G. "Permanent resident" means a person who resides at the dwelling at least five days a week, nine months a year.
H. "Temporary or Drop-In Guest" means a person who resides at the dwelling less than 3 consecutive months per year.
I. "Water Allocation Table" means that table of meter types and sizes and maximum volumes of water set forth in Exhibit "A" attached to this Ordinance.(See section 14.06.010 Exhibits for water table)
J. "Waste" means:
1. To use City water to irrigate outside plants:
a. Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. May through July or between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. August through October, except that drip irrigation systems may be used during these times.
b. in such a manner as to result in runoff on a street, sidewalk, alley or adjacent property for more than five minutes.
2. To use City water to wash sidewalks, walkways, streets, driveways, parking lots, open ground or other hard surfaced areas except where necessary for public health or safety.
3. To allow City water to escape from breaks within a plumbing system for more than 24 hours after the person who owns or is in control of the system is notified or discovers the break.
4. To use City water to wash cars, boats, trailers, aircraft, or other vehicles by hose without using a shutoff nozzle except to wash such vehicles at commercial or fleet vehicle washing facilities using water recycling equipment.
5. To serve City water for drinking at a restaurant, hotel, cafe, cafeteria or other public place where food is sold, served or offered for sale, to any person unless expressly requested by such person.
6. To use City water to clean, fill or maintain decorative fountains, lakes or ponds unless all such water is recirculated.
7. Except for purposes of building construction, to use City water for construction, compaction, dust control, cleaning or wetting or for building wash down (except in preparation for painting).
8. To use City water for filling swimming pools or for filling toy, play or other pools with a capacity in excess of 100 gallons, provided, however, that water may be added to swimming pools to replace volume loss due to evaporation.
14.06.020 Determination of water shortage
A. The City Administrator is authorized to prohibit waste as defined in section 14.060.010 or implement water curtailment stages upon determination that a water shortage emergency conditions exists. Such determination shall be based on an analysis of the demand for water in the City, the volume of water in Reeder Reservoir, the standard drawdown curve for Reeder Reservoir, the projected curtailment date for Talent Irrigation District water and flows in the east and west forks of Ashland Creek. The determination of the City Administrator under this section shall be effective until the next council meeting following such determination at which time the council shall either ratify or invalidate the determination.