Argonath RPG Fire Department

ARTICLE 1 USAGE OF WATER LIMITATIONS

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SECTION 7.1.120

No customer of the Department shall use a water hose to wash any paved surfaces including, but not limited to:  sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and parking areas, except to alleviate immediate safety or sanitation hazards.  This section shall not apply to Department-approved water conserving spray cleaning devices.  Use of water pressure devices for graffiti removal are exempt.  A simple spray nozzle does not qualify as a water conserving spray cleaning device.
 
SECTION 7.1.121

No customer of the Department shall use water to clean, fill or maintain levels in decorative fountains, ponds, lakes, or similar structures used for aesthetic purposes unless such water is part of a recirculating system.

SECTION 7.1.122

No restaurant, hotel, café, cafeteria or other public place where food is sold, served or offered for-sale, shall serve drinking water to any person unless expressly requested.

SECTION 7.1.123

No customer of the Department shall permit water to leak from any pipe or fixture on the customer's premises; failure or refusal to affect a timely repair of any leak of which the customer knows or has reason to know shall subject said customer to all penalties provided herein for a prohibited use of water.

SECTION 7.1.124

No customer of the Department shall wash a vehicle with a hose if the hose does not have a self-closing water shut-off or device attached to it, or otherwise allow a hose to run continuously while washing a vehicle. No person shall use a government vehicle not meant for the washing of a vehicle to take such said action, continuous or otherwise alternating.

SECTION 7.1.125

No customer of the Department shall irrigate during periods of rain.

SECTION 7.1.126

No customer of the Department shall water or irrigate lawn, landscape, or other vegetated areas between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. without express permission from the Department or a state Fire Marshal.  During these hours, public and private golf course greens and tees and professional sports fields may be irrigated, in order to maintain play areas and accommodate event schedules.  Supervised testing or repairing of irrigation systems is allowed anytime with proper signage.

SECTION 7.1.127

All irrigating of landscape with potable water using spray head sprinklers and bubblers shall be limited to no more than ten (10) minutes per watering day per station.  All irrigating of landscape with potable water using standard rotors and multi-stream rotary heads shall be limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes per cycle and up to two (2) cycles per watering day per station.  Exempt from these landscape irrigation restrictions are irrigation systems using very low-flow drip-type irrigation when no emitter produces more than four (4) gallons of water per hour and micro-sprinklers using less than fourteen (14) gallons per hour.  This provision does not apply to water customers or water services that have been granted an adjustment under the ordinances specifically provisioned by a state Fire Marshal, subject to the customer having complied with best management practices for irrigation approved by the Department prior to issuance.  The 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. irrigation restriction shall apply unless specifically exempt as stated in SECTION 7.1.126 of Chapter VII, Article 1 of the United States Of Argonath Fire Laws.

SECTION 7.1.128

No customer of the Department shall water or irrigate any lawn, landscape, or other vegetated area in a manner that causes or allows excess or continuous water flow or runoff onto an adjoining sidewalk, driveway, street, gutter or ditch.

SECTION 7.1.129

No installation of single pass cooling systems shall be permitted in buildings requesting new water service.

SECTION 7.1.130

No installation of non-recirculating systems shall be permitted in new conveyor car wash and new commercial laundry systems.

SECTION 7.1.131

Operators of hotels and motels shall provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily.  The hotel or motel shall prominently display notice of this option in each bathroom using clear and easily understood language.  The Department shall make suitable displays available upon request.

SECTION 7.1.132

No large landscape areas shall have irrigation systems without rain sensors that shut off the irrigation systems.  Large landscape areas with approved weather-based irrigation controllers registered with the Department are in compliance with this requirement.

SECTION 7.1.133

No landscape irrigation shall be permitted on any day other than Monday, Thursday, or Saturday. These days are defined by the Department as Non-Watering Days.

SECTION 7.1.134

The provisions as stated in this Article do not apply to hand-held hose watering of vegetation, if the hose is equipped with a self-closing water shut-off or device, which is allowed every day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., as long as the device being used continues to be attended in a hand-held fashion.

SECTION 7.1.135

Upon written notice to the Department, irrigation of sports fields may deviate from the Non-Watering Days to maintain play areas and accommodate event schedules; however, to be eligible for this means of compliance, a Customer must reduce his overall monthly water use by the Department Board-adopted degree of shortage plus explicit consent from a validated state Fire Marshal.

SECTION 7.1.136

Upon written notice to the Department, large landscape areas may deviate from the Non-Watering Days by meeting the following requirements:  1) Must have approved weather-based irrigation controllers registered with the Department (eligible weather-based irrigation controllers are those pre-approved by all state Fire Marshals in accordance with the United States Of Argonath Fire Laws); 2) Must follow all applicable provisions stated in Chapter VII, Article 1, SECTION 7.1.135; and 3) Must use recycled water, if it is available from a water collection and storage agency pre-approved by the Department.

SECTION 7.1.137

The provisions as stated in this Article do not apply to drip irrigation supplying water to a food source or to hand-held hose watering of vegetation, if the hose is equipped with a self-closing water shut-off device, which is allowed every day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., as long as the device being used continues to be used for such a purpose and no other.


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