Public Works


Supervisor:
Donald Childs

Phone: 435-528-7969
The Public Works Program in Gunnison Valley is the overall administrator of the following:




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

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Marilyn B. Stewart___________

Marilyn B. Stewart, City Recorder