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ORDINANCE 1909 <br />ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />DECLARING THE EXISTENCE OF A CONDITION OF WATER SHORTAGE <br />AND PROVIDING FOR MANDATORY REDUCTIONS IN <br />AND SPECIFIED PROHIBITIONS OF WATER USE <br />AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1848 <br />THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS DOES HEREBY <br />ORDAIN: <br />SECTION I <br />The Council finds and determines that a state of drought and water shortage exists <br />throughout the Santa Clara Valley. Water conservation measures are necessary and water <br />consumption must be reduced by 15 percent below consumption in the base year 1987. <br />Failure to reduce water consumption would contribute to existing water shortage. The <br />following measures are necessary to preserve the health and safety of the people of Los <br />Gatos. <br />SECTION II <br />The following uses of water are classified as "nonessential or unauthorized" and <br />are prohibited: <br />1. Any water use in excess of stated allocation. <br />2. Water waste due to broken or defective plumbing, sprinkler, watering or <br />irrigation systems. <br />3. Use of water resulting in flooding or runoff in gutters or streets. <br />4. Use of water through a hose for washing cars, buses, boats, trailers or other <br />vehicles without a positive automatic shut -off valve on the outlet end of the <br />hose. <br />5. Use of water for construction purposes such as consolidation of backfill, unless <br />no other reasonable source of water or other method can be used. <br />6. Cleaning of buildings, structures, sidewalks, driveways, patios, parking lots, or <br />other paved or hard surfaced areas. <br />7. . Restaurant water service, unless upon request. <br />Atny \disk003 \drought 1 <br />