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Bridge City, Tex., Code § 6-43 (current through Nov. 14, 2017)
Brief Summary
This section provides recommendations for water conservation tactics that are applicable to kitchen uses. Provides tip of using small amount of water for cooking because "food is more nutritious since vitamins and minerals are not poured down the drain with the extra cooking water.".
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Make
State: Texas
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Bridge City
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. See this langauge: "nutritious;" and "vitamins and minerals." § 6-43.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See, e.g., references to "save water," and "water conservation" § 6-43(6),(8).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Unclear. Law refers to utility bill savings. § 6-43(2).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "In-home water use accounts for an average of 65 percent of total residential use, while the remaining 35 percent is used for exterior residential purposes such as lawn watering and car washing. Average residential in-home water use data indicate that about 40 percent is used for toilet flushing, 35 percent for bathing, 11 percent for kitchen uses, and 14 percent for clothes washing. Water-saving methods that can be practiced by the individual water user are listed in this division." § 6-41.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 6-43 (Kitchen Uses) is located in Chapter 6 (Buildings and Building Regulations), Article II (Water Conservation), Division 2 (Water Savings in the Home and Business), Section 6-43 (Kitchen Uses). History: although not specifically noted at section 6-43, this article appears to have been enacted by Ord. No. VII-4-B-87, app. A, 10-26-87.