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  Item # 1.       
Meeting Date: 09/08/2021  
Requested by: Peter Abraham Submitted By: Peter Abraham, Water
Department: Water  

SUBJECT:
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ORO VALLEY TOWN CODE CHAPTER 15, WATER CODE, TO INCORPORATE A POLICY PROHIBITING WATER WASTING, IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS DURING TOWN DECLARED POTABLE WATER SHORTAGES AND IMPOSE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH WATER CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS

A. RESOLUTION NO. (R)21-46, DECLARING THE AMENDED ORO VALLEY TOWN CODE CHAPTER 15 WATER CODE, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A" AND FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK, A PUBLIC RECORD

B. PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)21-09, APPROVING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ORO VALLEY TOWN CODE CHAPTER 15, WATER CODE TO INCORPORATE A POLICY PROHIBITING WATER WASTING, IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS DURING TOWN DECLARED POTABLE WATER SHORTAGES AND IMPOSE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH WATER CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS (To speak virtually, register at https://forms.orovalleyaz.gov/forms/bluecard at least 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting. See below for complete instructions)
RECOMMENDATION:
The Water Utility Commission & Town staff respectfully recommend approval.
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
In light of the 22-year drought experienced by Arizona, and the expectation of future Central Arizona Project (CAP) water delivery curtailments that could someday affect Oro Valley's CAP deliveries, the Water Utility Commission and staff recommend that now is an appropriate time to update the Water Code with respect to prohibiting water wasting, the imposition of water restrictions during a Town declared potable water shortage and imposition of penalties for failure to comply with water conservation requirements during a Town declared potable water shortage.
BACKGROUND OR DETAILED INFORMATION:
The amendments to the Water Code reflect proposed changes to update the code to improve the Water Utility's ability to manage the Town's water resource utilization in the event of localized and regional water supply shortages. The Water Code is currently outdated and limits the Utility's ability to enforce water conservation measures to ensure the community's public health and safety in times of water supply shortages.
FISCAL IMPACT:
N/A
SUGGESTED MOTION:
The Town Council may consider the following motions:

Item A:
I MOVE to (approve or deny) Resolution No. (R)21-46, declaring the proposed code amendment to Oro Valley Town Code Chapter 15, water code, attached hereto as exhibit "A" and filed with the Town Clerk, a public record.

Item B:
I MOVE to (approve or deny) Ordinance No. (O)21-09, amending the Oro Valley Town Code Chapter 15, water code.
Attachments
(R)21-46 Resolution Water Code Amendments
Amended Water Code
(O)21-09 Ordinance Water Code
Water Code Amendment
Staff Presentation


    

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