Gunnison City, Utah
A Municipal Corporation
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-3
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROMOTE WATER USE EFFICIENCY IN AMENITY LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION.
WHEREAS, Gunnison City desires to promote efficient sprinkler irrigation practices for all landscapes; and
WHEREAS, research has shown that irrigating landscapes only during the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. significantly increases irrigation efficiency; and
WHEREAS, conservation of water through more efficient use is in the public interest and enhances the community’s economic, environmental, recreational and aesthetic resources; and
WHEREAS, Gunnison City has the authority to adopt this ordinance pursuant to Utah Code Annotated 10-3-702, and hereby exercises its legislative powers in doing so;
NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained by Gunnison City that the following ordinance be enacted.
Section 1. Time-of-Day Watering Parameters
Sprinkler irrigation of all landscapes is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Section 2. Applicability of Time-of-Day Watering Ordinance
The provisions of this ordinance shall apply to all landscapes within the city. This ordinance does not apply to the following situations:
a. New lawns that require frequent irrigation for establishment purposes within 90 days of planting.
b. Short cycles required for testing, inspecting and maintaining irrigation systems.
c. Other situations as permitted by Gunnison City
Section 3. Penalty
Every person who fiolates this ordinance is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
Section 4. Effective Date
This ordinance shall be effective upon passage and adoption by the Gunnison City Council.
PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF GUNNISON CITY, STATE OF UTAH, ON THIS 8TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2003.
/s/Mark B. Henline___________
Mark B. Henline, Mayor
/s/Marilyn B. Stewart___________
Marilyn B. Stewart, City Recorder