Sec. 39-92. Water use considerations.
Upon the declaration of a water shortage or emergency, the city manager is authorized and directed to implement conservation measures by ordering the restricted use or absolute curtailment of the use of water for certain nonessential purposes for the duration of the water shortage or emergency in the manner hereinafter set out. In exercising this discretionary authority, and making the determinations set forth hereof, the city manager shall give due consideration to water levels, available/usable storage on hand, draw down rates and the projected supply capability in Pedlar reservoir and available James River flows; system purification and pumping capacity; daily water consumption and consumption projections of the system's customers; prevailing and forecast weather conditions; fire service requirements; pipeline conditions including breakages, stoppages and leaks; supplementary source data; estimates of minimum essential supplies to preserve public health and safety and such other data pertinent to the past, current and projected water demands. (Ord. No. O-02-175, 9-24-02)
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