EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS ORDINANCE
The City of Wills Point’s drought contingency Ordinance 2000-06 is as follows:
STAGE 1 ALERT SHALL EXIST WHEN DAILY USAGE EXCEEDS 900,000 GALLONS PER DAY FOR (5) FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
Action: Begin Voluntary Alternating outside watering days as follows:
even numbered house addresses on even numbered calendar days only odd number house addresses on odd numbered calendar days.
STAGE 2 ALERT SHALL EXIST WHEN DAILY USAGE EXCEEDS 1,100,000 GALLONS PER DAY FOR (5) FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
Action: Begin mandatory alternating outside watering days as set forth in Stage 1 with restriction of no outside watering between the hours of 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
VIOLATIONS OF A STAGE 2 ALERT SHALL RESULT IN THE FOLLOWING:
FIRST TIME OFFENSE ———————- WARNING
SECOND TIME OFFENSE —————— $100.00 FINE
THIRD TIME OFFENSE ——————— $200.00 FINE
STAGE 3 ALERT SHALL EXIST WHEN DAILY USAGE EXCEEDS 1,300,000 GALLONS PER DAY FOR (5) CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
FIRST TIME OFFENSE ——————— $200.00 FINE
SECOND TIME OFFENSE —————– TERMINATION OF SERVICE UNTIL ALL FEES ARE PAID
STAGE 4 ALERT SHALL EXIST WHEN EMERGENCY CONDITIONS OCCUR (a) WATER SYSTEM CONTAMINATION (WHETHER ACCIDENTAL OR INTENTIONAL) IS DETECTED; OR (b) THE WATER SYSTEM FAILS FROM ACTS OF GOD (TORNADOES, HURRICANS ETC.) OR MAN. STAGE 4 EXISTS IMMEDIATELY UPON DETECTION.
ACTION: The City of may ration water usage and/or terminate service to selected users of the system in accordance with the following sequence:
- Recreational users
- Commercial users
- School users
- Residential users; and
- Hospitals, public health and safety facilities.
VIOLATIONS: of a STAGE 4 ALERT SHALL RESULT IN THE FOLLOWING:
FIRST TIME OFFENSE ——- TERMINATION OF SERVICE UNTIL EMERGENCY IS RESOLVED .