Friday, July 23, 2010

Repeat Water Violators Can Now Expect Tickets From Code Enforcers

While it was strictly warnings before, repeat violators will now have to pay up.

"Our first $50 ticket was issued July 8th," said Seibold.

Neighbors are calling the city's CARE line reporting people breaking the rules. Code enforcement officers have already conducted close to 900 irrigation investigations and issued more than 60 warnings.

"We have to witness the violation before we write a ticket," said Seibold.

The first observed violation of watering rules will get you a warning. A second will get you a $50 ticket. On a third observed violation, you'll be fined $250. You have 7 days to pay those fines.

To avoid officers knocking on your door, the city said stick to your watering days.

Odd-numbered addresses can irrigate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Even-numbered have Thursdays and Sundays.

No watering is allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Watering days are reduced to one day a week in the fall. There are exceptions to the restrictions.

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