This policy limits the times of day that potable water is allowed to be used for watering ornamental landscapes or turf (unless done by hand), and specifically exempts edible gardens or landscapes from this watering restriction.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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Not directly stated but code is limiting use of potable water which is related to sustainability and conservation.
The first violation will be issued with a written warning. The second and third incidences of water misues will be given to the city recommending other available enforcement techniques. Remedies include administrative citations, fines, infractions punishable by penalities, misdemeanors, flow restrictors and termination of water services. §§ 12.32.020(b)-(d).
This policy is located in Palo Alto, California Code of Ordinances, Title 12 Public Works and Utlities, Chapter 12.32 Water Use Regulations. History: Ord. 5385 § 1, 2016; Ord. 4041 § 1, 1991: Ord. 3964 § 1, 1990: Ord. 3884 § 2 (part), 1989.