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Town of Stockport, NY
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stockport 10-6-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Water — See Ch. 116.
The Town Board shall determine, after consulting with the Town Water and Sewer Superintendent, if a condition of water shortage exists within those portions of the Town whose water is provided through a Town water district. Upon such determination, the Town shall, at a regular or special meeting, declare by resolution a water shortage and impose a prohibition of water usage as defined in § 117-2 of this chapter. The prohibition shall continue until further resolution of the Town Board.
When there has been a declaration of water shortage pursuant to the procedures outlined in § 117-1 above, it shall be unlawful for any person to use water obtained from a water district system within the Town for any of the following purposes:
The use of hoses, sprinklers or other means for sprinkling or watering of shrubbery, trees, lawns or grass.
The use of water for washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, trailer houses, or any other type of mobile equipment.
The washing of streets, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots or service station aprons.
The use of water for filling swimming pools or wading pools.
The use of water from fire hydrants for any purpose other than fire suppression.
Any other use of water for outdoor recreational purposes.
Such other nonessential uses as determined by the Town Board by resolution and published in accordance with § 117-3 of this chapter.
Notice of the declaration of water shortage and prohibited uses pursuant to §§ 117-1 and 117-2 of this chapter shall be published twice in two newspapers of general circulation within the Town within 14 days following the declaration. The restrictions on water usage shall become effective at 12:01 a.m. of the day following the last required publication pursuant to this section.
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of $100 for each offense. Each act or each day's continuation of a violation shall be considered a separate offense.
This chapter shall be enforced by a police or peace officer through the issuance of citations.