Stinson Beach
County Water District

TITLE III WATER SYSTEM REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 3.01 ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

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Sections:

3.01.005  Purpose
3.01.010  Scope
3.01.020  Application
3.01.100  Title, Citation and Reference
3.01.910  Violation of Regulations Prohibited
3.01.920  Penalties; Abatement
3.01.930  Additional Remedies
3.01.940  Damage to District Facilities
3.01.950  Amendment
3.01.990  Severability

3.01.005 Purpose:
The purpose of these regulations is to implement the provisions of Article 2, Chapter 1, Part 5, Division 12 of the Water Code of the State of California (Sections 31020 et seq.) governing the conduct of the water enterprise and more specifically to obtain, conserve, treat, and supply water for domestic use, irrigation, sanitation, industrial use, fire protection, recreation, or any other public or private use. The Stinson Beach County Water District intends to operate, improve and maintain its water enterprise pursuant to all applicable laws in a manner consistent with and to assure its rights under Section 54300 et seq. of the Government Code for financing of future improvements and to protect the public health and safety.

3.01.010 Scope:
These regulations establish the terms and conditions under which facilities will be installed and water will be supplied to users.

3.01.020 Application:
This ordinance shall apply to all water facilities constructed, maintained and operated by the District.

3.01.100 Title, Citation and Reference:
These regulations shall be known as the Water System Regulations of the Stinson Beach County Water District, may be cited as Water Regulations, and will be referred to herein as these regulations.

3.01.910 Violation of Regulations Prohibited:
No person shall violate these regulations with the intent (a) to cause damage or harm to the physical facilities of the water enterprise system, or (b) to obtain water without making payment therefor, or (c) to befoul the water or watershed of the District.

3.01.920 Penalties; Abatement:
Any person violating these regulations shall be guilty of an infraction which shall be punishable by: (1) a fine not exceeding fifty dollars for the first violation; (2) a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars for a second violation within one year; (3) a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars for each additional violation within one year. A person shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during a portion of which any violation of these regulations is committed or continued by such person, and shall be punished accordingly.

In addition to the penalties hereinabove provided, any condition caused or permitted to exist in violation of the regulations of the District shall be deemed to be a public nuisance and may be abated as such.

3.01.930 Additional Remedies:
The District will prosecute violations of Section 498, 624 & 625 of the Penal Code of California which make it a misdemeanor to tamper with or by-pass water meters, to take water without payment, or to damage or obstruct the District's facilities.

3.01.940 Damage to District Facilities:
The consumer, by applying for water service from the District, covenants and agrees that, in addition to any right or remedy available to the District by law, the consumer will pay to the District its costs for repairing or replacing any of its facilities damaged as a result of construction or other work done on the consumer's property, including, without limitation, the sidewalks, driveways, curbs and gutters adjacent thereto, or as a result of installation of utility services to the consumer's property.

3.01.950 Amendment:
These regulations may be added to or amended by the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District following a public hearing advertised pursuant to the rules of the Board of Directors.

3.01.990 Severability:
If any section, or portion thereof, of these regulations is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.