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Stage 4: Drought Disaster

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The Director of Public Works shall impose mandatory restrictions on essential uses of water and take the following actions to include, but not limited to:
1. Total ban on all outdoor irrigation/watering (no matter what type of hose or device).
2. A home foundation may be watered using only soaker hose, from 8:pm to midnight, on the designated day to water for the property.
3. It is unlawful to wash sidewalks, driveways or structures.
5. The surcharge triples for any amount of water used over ten units. The charge will be $3 per unit used over ten units. This charge increases as additional units are used.
5. All hydrant meters for contractor use will be pulled and service suspended until conditions return to a Drought Emergency status.
6. It shall be unlawful to irrigate any and all turf areas on golf courses including greens, tee boxes, and fairways using water from the City system.
7.Large industries will be required to conduct an internal water audit to see if there are additional water conservation efforts they can undertake and submit a report to City Staff within 60 days. Changes must be implemented by the time combined lake levels reach 20%.
8. The City will continue an aggressive public relations and education program.

All Stage 1, 2, and 3 water restrictions and requirements remain in place unless modified by Stage 4 restrictions and requirements.
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Complete City Ordinance for Stage 4 Drought Disaster Restrictions and Requirements


Stage 4: Drought Disaster Triggers

A Drought Disaster will be declared when:
1) the mandatory restrictions on non-essential uses does not adequately slow the withdrawal, and when the combined capacity of Lakes Arrowhead and Kickapoo reaches 30% of the storage, or
2) the demand exceeds 120% of design capacity, or
3) the water supply system is unable to deliver water due to mechanical failure or damage of major water system components which will require more than 12 hours to repair, if a Drought Emergency is in progress, or
4) the water system is contaminated either accidentally or intentionally, or
5) the water system fails from acts of nature (tornadoes, electrical storms, etc.) or man