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Standard Conservation

Standard Conservation

Phase ScaleStandard Conservation

Prohibited at all times

  1. Water Loss
    • From breaks, leaks, or from other malfunctions in plumbing or distribution
    • It's prohibited to permit loss for any period of time after such loss of water should have reasonably been discovered and corrected
  2. Water Runoff
    • From landscaped areas into, but not limited to, adjoining streets, sidewalks, or other paved areas.
    • Due to
      • excessive watering
      • or to incorrectly-directed or incorrectly-maintained sprinklers
  3. Decorative Fountains and similar aesthetic structures
    • Water cannot be used to clean, fill, or maintain levels
    • Exceptions
      • Unless water is part of a recycling system
  4. Washing Mobile Equipment
    • Including motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and other types of mobile equipment
    • Washing should be done only with a hand-held water container
    • Exceptions
      • A hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle for quick rinses
      • Washing done at the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or with reclaimed water

Effective September 2009, the following uses of water are prohibited:

  • Installation of single pass cooling systems in buildings requesting new water connections; and,
  • Installation of non-recirculating systems in new conveyor car wash systems and new commercial laundry systems.

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