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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 Ashland and includes Talent Irrigation District water delivered through the City’s water system.

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 AMC 14.06.015.

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 re-circulated.

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.

K. “HOA” means Home Owners Association (Ord. 3011, amended, 05/04/2010; Ord. 2869, amended, 05/15/2001)