Stinson Beach
County Water District



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3.14.010  Purpose
3.14.100  Prohibitions
3.14.200  Limitation
3.14.300  Exceptions
3.14.400  Enforcement

3.14.100  Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to conserve the limited supply of water available to the District in order to meet the health and safety needs of the community and preserve local streams as suitable aquatic habitat.

3.14.200  Prohibitions.
The following uses of water are deemed to constitute waste and are prohibited:

  1. Use of water through any meter when the customer has been given 72 hours notice by the District to repair broken or defective plumbing, sprinkler, water or irrigation systems on the customer's premises and has failed or refused to make such repairs.
  2. Use of water for irrigation which results in flooding or runoff in gutters or streets.
  3. Use of water for washing cars, buses, boats, trailers or other vehicles, unless the customer uses a hand-held hose equipped with a nozzle with a positive shut-off valve.
  4. Use of water through a hand-held hose for washing sidewalks, driveways, patios, parking lots, tennis courts or other hard-surfaced areas, except as necessary to properly dispose of flammable or other dangerous liquids or substances, wash away spills that present a hazard to pedestrians, or eliminate other materials dangerous to public health and safety.
  5. Use of water in decorative fountains and ponds, unless they are equipped with recirculating pumps and such pumps are in operation.

3.14.300  Limitation.
The prohibitions in Section 3.14.200 apply only to water furnished by the District. The use of recycled water is not regulated.

3.14.400  Exceptions.
Application for an exception may be made in writing to the General Manager.

The General Manager may grant an exception for use of water otherwise prohibited if he finds that to fail to do so would cause an emergency condition adversely affecting the health, sanitation or safety of the customer or the public or would cause an unnecessary and undue hardship to the customer or the public.

The General Manager may condition the exception upon the customer's adopting specified water conservation measures, such as the installation of low-flow faucets, shower heads, or toilets.

3.14.500  Enforcement.
The District will normally attempt to contact the customer by telephone or in person to inform the customer about the violation of water waste prohibitions and provide a period of time to correct the violation. If these efforts to contact the customer are unsuccessful, the District will send a written notice to the customer, with a date by which the violation is to be corrected. If the violation is not corrected or if the waste of water is repeated, the District may install a flow restrictor in the customer's service line. The District may terminate water service upon continued or persistent violations.