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Sec. 39-90. Authority to declare water emergencies.
During the continued existence of climatic, hydrological and other extraordinary conditions the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Lynchburg may require that certain uses of water, not essential to public health, safety and welfare, be reduced, restricted or curtailed. As the shortage of raw or potable water becomes increasingly more critical, conservation measures to reduce consumption or curtail nonessential water use may be necessary.
The city manager, with the approval of the mayor, is authorized to declare a water emergency in the city restricting the use of water in any area of the city. All water stages are built upon and require compliance with previous water stages. For example when stage 3 is declared all provisions of stage 2 are in effect. Also the city manager may declare any of the four stages, they do not have to be declared sequentially. (Ord. No. O-02-175, 9-24-02)
Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM