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Emergency Water Conservation
TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR

The following ordinance was adopted at a Special Town Meeting duly warned and held on August 1, 2002. Said ordinance shall become effective fifteen (15) days from publication thereof.


“Ordinance For Emergency Water Conservation”


Definitions.  For the purpose of this section the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein.  When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number.  The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory.

“Town” is the Town of East Windsor

“Person” is any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.


“Public Water” is water from the Connecticut Water Company, the Hazardville Water Company or any of their successors or assigns which might provide water to the Town as a public water supply company.

The Board of Selectmen of the Town of East Windsor is hereby authorized to declare a state of water emergency in and for the Town at any time upon its determination that continuing drought conditions threaten the water supply of the Town.  In the event of such a declaration, the Board of Selectmen may immediately impose such water conservation regulations from amongst those set forth in paragraph  (C) below as it shall deem necessary to deal with said water emergency.  The Board of Selectmen may lift said regulation as and when it determines the water emergency no longer requires their imposition.  Imposition shall become effective 24 hours after publication in a newspaper having a general circulation in the Town.

Water Conservation Regulations.

No person shall use any hose, sprinkler or other device whatsoever, except a water can receptacle, which utilizes the Public Water supply system for the purpose of watering lawns or gardens.



No person shall use any hose, sprinkler or other device whatsoever which utilizes Public Water for the purpose of washing any motor vehicle in the town, unless said person has a system of recirculating water used for such purposes.

No person shall use Public Water for ornamental or display fountains of any kind, unless said person has a system of recirculating water used for such purposes.

No Town fire hydrants are to be used except by the fire department or other persons with permission granted by the Board of Selectmen.


No person shall use any air conditioning system, which utilizes Public Water unless such air conditioning system has a system of recirculating water.

No person shall use Public Water for spraying or wetting down any roofs of any buildings in the Town.

No person shall use Public Water by flushing or wetting down any streets, sidewalks, driveways, or parking areas in the Town.


The escape of water through defective plumbing is hereby prohibited and the same shall mean the knowing permission for defective plumbing to remain out of repair.

    No person shall use Public Water for the filling of pools.

No person shall use Public Water for the watering of Town fields.

Penalty.  Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section shall on conviction thereof, be punished by the imposition of a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).


Ord. 02-03

                                                Attest:______________________________
                                                                Karen W. Gaudreau CCTC  
                                                                Town Clerk of East Windsor

Published
Journal Inquirer
September 7, 2002