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Depending on the severity of the potential water shortage, the City Administrator may implement the following water curtailment stages. During any stage, no person shall waste City water.

Stage 1. The following restrictions are effective during water curtailment Stage 1:

1. No customer shall receive through the water meter assigned to such customer more than the maximum volume of water for such meter indicated for Stage 1 in the Water Allocation Table.

2. Government agencies and HOA’s, including but not limited to parks, schools, colleges and municipalities may have separate account allotments combined into one “agency” allotment and are exempt from Stage 1 restrictions if their water consumption is otherwise reduced by 20% from the volume of water delivered in the same billing period for the first previous nonwater curtailment year.

Stage 2. The following restrictions are effective during water curtailment Stage 2:

1. No customer shall receive through the water meter assigned to such customer more than the maximum volume of water for such meter indicated for Stage 2 in the Water Allocation Table.

2. Government agencies and HOA’s, including but not limited to parks, schools, colleges and municipalities may have separate account allotments combined into one “agency” allotment and are exempt from Stage 2 restrictions if their water consumption is otherwise reduced by 30% from the volume of water determined under Stage 1.

Stage 3. The following restrictions are effective during water curtailment Stage 3:

1. No customer shall receive through the water meter assigned to such customer more than the maximum volume of water for such meter indicated for Stage 3 in the Water Allocation Table.

2. Government agencies and HOA’s, including but not limited to parks, schools, colleges and municipalities may have separate account allotments combined into one “agency” allotment and are exempt from 3 restrictions if their water consumption is otherwise reduced by 40% from the volume of water determined under Stage 2.

Stage 4. The following restrictions are effective during water curtailment Stage 4:

1. No customer shall receive through the water meter assigned to such customer more than the maximum volume of water for such meter indicated for Stage 4 in the Water Allocation Table.

2. Government agencies and HOA’s, including but not limited to parks, schools, colleges and municipalities may have separate account allotments combined into one “agency” allotment and are exempt from Stage 4 restrictions if their water consumption is otherwise reduced by 50% from the volume of water determined under Stage 3.

3. No City water shall be used to irrigate outside plants, except for trees, shrubs and food plants. If the customer has an irrigation meter, the irrigation meter shall not be used. The watering of trees, shrubs and food plants shall be through the nonirrigation meter and the total allocation shall not exceed the amount allowed for the nonirrigation meter. (Ord. 3011, amended, 05/04/2010)

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