VIII. Mandatory Restriction Phase Implementation
The Utilities Department shall monitor the projected supply and demand for water, by its customers, on a daily basis during periods of emergency or drought and shall recommend to the City Manager the extent of the conservation required through the implementation and/or termination of particular conservation stages to prudently plan and supply water to its customers. Thereafter, the City Manager may order the implementation and/or termination of the appropriate phase of water conservation. The declaration of any stage beyond Stage One shall be made by public announcement to the City Council and shall be published a minimum of one (1) time for three (3) consecutive days in a daily newspaper of general circulation. The stage designated shall become effective immediately upon announcement.
This implementation may require the reallocation of current staff to monitor external and internal water use and drought code enforcement. Alternatively, the City may hire temporary "water cops" to provide this enforcement.