City Council January 17, 2012 Water Conservation Drought Contingency Ordinance

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City Council January 17, 2012 Water Conservation Drought Contingency Ordinance

  1. 1. City CouncilJanuary 17, 2012
  2. 2. Modifications to Water Conservation and Drought Contingency OrdinanceSan Angelo City Council January 17, 2012
  3. 3. Purpose• Promote the Efficient Use of Water- Water Conservation• Procedures to Address a Water Supply Shortfall- Drought Management
  4. 4. Water Management Stages• Water Conservation More than a 2 year supply• Drought Level I Less than a 2 year supply• Drought Level II Less than 18 month supply• Drought Level III Less than a 1 year supply
  5. 5. Landscape Watering Allowance Water Drought Level Drought Level Drought Level Conservation I II III• Lawns, Twice every Once every Once every Not AllowedShrubs & 7 days 7 days 7 days Trees (Once every 10 days)
  6. 6. Landscape Watering Allowance Water Drought Level Drought Level Drought Level Conservation I II III•Golf Course Twice Every Once Every Once Every Not Allowed Tees 7 days 7 days 7 days (Daily) (Daily) (Daily) •New Daily for Daily for Once Every Not AllowedLandscape 28 days 28 days 7 Days (Daily for 28 days)
  7. 7. General Provisions• Watering Frequency Current ordinance – Frequency that watering may be done is based on “the area being watered” Proposed Ordinance– Frequency based on “days landscape is watered” rather than “area being watered”
  8. 8. Surcharge Table Residential Surcharge Water Drought Level Drought Level Drought Level Rate Conservation I II III$2.50 80,000$5.00 100,000$2.50 65,000$5.00 75,000$3.50 50,000$7.00 60,000$5.00 15,000
  9. 9. Surcharge TableResidential Landscape (Sprinkler & Raw Water) Surcharge Water Drought Level Drought Level Drought Level Rate Conservation I II III$2.50 65,000$5.00 85,000$2.50 50,000$5.00 60,000$3.50 35,000$7.00 45,000Not Applicable All usage is Prohibited
  10. 10. Surcharge Table Residential Water Drought Level Surcharge Rate Drought Level I Drought Level II Conservation III $1.50 30,000 $2.50 40,000 $5.00 50,000 $2.00 25,000 $3.50 35,000 $6.00 45,000 $3.50 20,000 $5.00 30,000 $8.00 40,000 $6.00 10,000* Residential usage is the combined usage of building and landscape meters
  11. 11. Surcharge Table Commercial Landscape Surcharge Water Drought Level Drought Level Drought Level Rate Conservation I II III$2.50 175,000$5.00 225,000$2.50 175,000$5.00 200,000$3.50 150,000$7.00 175,000Not Applicable All usage is Prohibited
  12. 12. Surcharge Table Commercial Landscape WaterSurcharge Rate Drought Level I Drought Level II Drought Level III Conservation $1.50 90,000 $2.50 110,000 $5.00 130,000 $2.00 75,000 $3.50 95,000 $6.00 115,000 $3.50 60,000 $5.00 80,000 $8.00 100,000 All Usage isNot Applicable Prohibited
  13. 13. Commercial Landscape SurchargesExemption:• Schools, colleges, parks, cemeteries, golf courses and athletic fields are exempt from surcharges under Water Conservation, Drought Level I, but not Drought Level II (and Drought Level II)
  14. 14. Enforcement• Makes Excessive Usage a Violation of the Ordinance• Violations of Ordinance May be Enforced by: 1. First Offense- Verbal or Written Warning 2. Subsequent Offenses: Municipal Court- Code Enforcement Civil Court- Injunction Disconnection of Service
  15. 15. Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Questions Water is Life Preserve It—Protect It
  16. 16. City CouncilJanuary 17, 2012

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