Section 101-202 Ord. 16423; Amending Chapter 7 RE: Provide for Emergency Water Regulations, and Adopting a Peak Water Use Program


Ordinance No.           16423               Council Bill No.           B 111-00            

AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 7 of the City Code to provide for emergency water regulations; adopting a peak water use program; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  Chapter 7 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended by adding the following section 7-5:

Section 7-5 Emergency Water Regulations

(a)    The City Manager is authorized to declare a water use emergency under any of the following conditions:

1.    An equipment failure, large fire or water main break has caused or, unless emergency water conservation measures are taken, will cause inadequate water pressures and flows for fire protection.

    2.    Water system pumping is reasonably estimated to reach the 24 million gallons per day level.

(b)    After declaring a water use emergency, the City Manager shall establish temporary emergency regulations.  The provisions of section 7-4 (b) shall apply to these regulations.

(c)    Regulations established under this section shall have the force of law.  A person who violates the regulation established under this section after receiving notice of the regulation shall be guilty of an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment not to exceed three months or by both such fine and imprisonment.  All other persons violating a regulation established under this section shall be guilty of an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.

Cross-reference - fire flow standards, Section 27-58.

    SECTION 2.  The City Council adopts the Peak Water Use Program, marked “Exhibit A,” which is attached to and made a part of this ordinance.

    SECTION 3.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 1st day of May, 2000.