Town of Yorktown, NY
Westchester County
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[Adopted 7-5-1988 by L.L. No. 27-1988]
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Water Conservation Law of the Town of Yorktown."
The Town of Yorktown is currently unable to meet the demands of its residents during peak periods of water consumption, and certain problems affecting the Town's water supply are expected to make this condition worse. It is, therefore, the intent of this article to restrict the inefficient or nonessential use of water and to provide for the enforcement of water conservation measures in the Town of Yorktown for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town.
A. 
During the effective period of this article, the following restrictions on water consumption shall apply:
(1) 
Persons or businesses located at even-numbered addresses may water lawns, shrubs, plants and gardens only on even-numbered days. Persons or businesses located at odd-numbered addresses may water lawns, shrubs, plants and gardens only on odd-numbered days. Persons or businesses located at addresses that are neither odd- nor even-numbered may water lawns, shrubs, plants and gardens only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This provision shall not apply to plant nurseries and other commercial water users engaged in the business of growing, distributing or selling plants, shrubs or trees, only with respect to the use of water on their business premises for watering such plants, shrubs or trees.
[Amended 4-8-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992; 8-5-1997 by L.L. No. 11-1997]
(2) 
Swimming pools shall not be filled on weekends.
(3) 
The use of water hoses for street cleaning is prohibited.
[Amended 8-5-1997 by L.L. No. 11-1997]
(4) 
Residential and nonresidential water users shall install water conservation devices in all shower heads, sink faucets, urinals and toilets, regardless of whether such shower head, sink faucet, urinal or toilet was installed prior to the effective date of this article.
B. 
The water saving performance standards for shower heads, sink faucets, urinals and toilets shall be as follows:
(1) 
For shower heads, at a constant water pressure of 60 pounds per square inch, maximum flow shall not exceed three gallons of water per minute.
(2) 
For sink faucets, at a constant water pressure of 60 pounds per square inch, maximum flow shall not exceed three gallons of water per minute.
(3) 
For urinals and associated flush-valve devices, each flush shall not exceed 1 1/2 gallons of water per flush.
(4) 
For toilets and associated flush valve devices, each flush shall not exceed 3 1/2 gallons of water per flush.
(5) 
All building water service line breaks shall be immediately repaired by the owner or person in control of the premises.
This article shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Town of Yorktown.
A. 
Any violation of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be an offense punishable by a fine of not less than $25 nor exceeding $100 for the first offense, not less than $100 nor exceeding $250 for the second offense and not less than $250 nor exceeding $500 for the third and every subsequent offense and/or imprisonment for a maximum of 15 days for each offense after the second offense.
B. 
Whenever any person, firm or corporation shall have been notified, in writing, by the Police Department and/or Water Superintendent of the Town of Yorktown, that such person, firm or corporation is violating the provisions of this article or served with a summons or warrant accusing such person, firm or corporation of same, each day that such violation continues after such notification or service shall constitute a separate offense.