City Ordinances

ARTICLE 6. WATER CONSERVATION

15–601. PURPOSE.

The purpose of this article is to provide for the declaration of a water supply emergency and the implementation of voluntary and mandatory water conservation measures throughout the city in the event such an emergency is declared. The mayor is authorized to implement the appropriate conservation measures. (New Strawn Conservation Plan)

15–602. STAGE ONE: WATER WATCH.

The goals of this stage are to heighten awareness of the public on water conditions and to maintain the integrity of the water supply system. This stage is triggered by any one of the following conditions:

(a) The city’s storage has fallen below 75 percent capacity and will not recover within a normal amount of time;

(b) Demand for one day is in excess of 60,000 gallons per day; based on a 3 day average; or

(c) Provider of purchased water has issued a Stage 1 Water Watch. (New Strawn Conservation Plan)

15–603. SAME, ACTIONS.

The public will be asked to curtail some outdoor water use and to make efficient use of indoor water, including full wash loads, taking shorter showers and not letting faucets run. (New Strawn Conservation Plan)

15-604. STAGE TWO; WATER WARNING.

The goals of this stage are to reduce peak demands by 20 percent and to reduce overall weekly consumption by 10 percent. This stage is triggered by any one of the following conditions:

(a) The city’s storage has fallen below 65 percent capacity, and will not recover within a normal amount of time;

(b) Demand for one day is in excess of 70,000 gallons per day; based on a three-day average; or

(c) Provider of purchased water has issued a Stage 2 Water Warning. (New Strawn Conservation Plan)

15–605. SAME, ACTIONS.

These actions apply to city residents (including private domestic well users, if authority has been delegated by the Chief Engineer pursuant to K.S.A. 82a-733(i)).

(a) An odd/even lawn watering system will be imposed on city residents. Residents with odd-numbered addresses will water on odd numbered days; even addresses will water on even numbered days.

(b) Outdoor water use, including lawn watering and car washing will be restricted to before 10:00 am and after 9:00 pm.

(c) Golf courses will restrict watering to fees and greens after sunset. (d) Refilling of swimming pools will be allowed one day a week after sunset. (e) Outdoor watering will be restricted to use of a hand-held hose or bucket only.

(f) Waste of water will be prohibited. (New Strawn Conservation Plan)

15–606. STAGE 3: WATER EMERGENCY.

The goals of this stage are to reduce peak demands by 50 percent and to reduce overall weekly consumption by 25 percent. This stage is triggered by any one of the following conditions:

(a) The city’s storage has fallen below 50 percent capacity;

(b) Demand for one day is in excess of 80,000 gallons per day; based on a three-day average;

(c) Provider of purchased water has issued a Stage 3 Water Emergency; or

(d) Emergency conditions related to repairs or water quality. (New Strawn Conservation Plan)

15-607. SAME, ACTIONS.

These actions apply to city residents (including private domestic well users, if authority is delegated by the Chief Engineer pursuant to K.S.A. 82a-733(i)).

(a) Outdoor water use will be banned.

(b) Waste of water will be prohibited. (New Strawn Conservation Plan)

ΤΑΒLΕ ΟF CΟΝΤΕΝΤS

CHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATION

CΗΑΡΤΕR III. BEVERAGES

CΗΑΡΤΕR IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION

CΗΑΡΤΕR V. BUSINESS REGULATIONS

CHAPTER VI. ELECTIONS

CΗΑΡΤΕR VII. FIRE

CΗΑΡΤΕR VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARE

CΗΑΡΤΕR IX. MUNICIPAL COURT

CΗΑΡΤΕR X. POLICE (RESERVED)

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CΗΑΡΤΕR XI. PUBLIC OFFENSES

CΗΑΡΤΕR XII. PUBLIC PROPERTY

CΗΑΡΤΕR XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

CΗΑΡΤΕR XIV. TRAFFIC

CΗΑΡΤΕR XV. UTILITIES

CΗΑΡΤΕR XVI. ZONING AND PLANNING

APPENDIX A. CHARTER ORDINANCES

APPENDIX B. FRANCHISES