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RESOLUTION 2018-02

A RESOLUTION DECLARING A WATER WATCH FOR CITY OF BURLINGTON, KANSAS AND ITS WATER CONSUMERS, INCLUDING RURAL WATER DISTRICT 2 AND 3 AND THE CITIES OF GRIDLEY, LEROY, AND NEW STRAWN, KANSAS; AS REQUIRED BY CITY ORDINANCE NO. 536 AND CITY OF BURLINGTON'S DROUGHT/EMERGENCY CONTINGENCY PLAN.

 

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Kansas, per Executive Order, has placed all Kansas counties in an emergency status; and

WHEREAS, the Burlington Water Treatment Plant has met the criterion of the Drought/Emergency Contingency Plan of the City that triggers Stage I Water Watch: 1) The river's flow is restricted by Kansas Water Office and/or Corps of Engineers; and 2) Demand for one day is in excess of 1.0 million gallons of water per day; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of Ordinance 536 is to provide for the declaration of a water supply watch, warning or emergency and the implementation of voluntary and mandatory water conservation measures throughout the City in the event such a watch, warning or emergency is declared; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance 536, Section 3, Declaration of Water Watch states, Whenever the Governing body of the City finds that conditions indicate that the probability of a drought or some other conditions causing a major water supply shortage to arise, it shall be empowered to declare, by resolution, that a water watch exists and that it shall take steps to inform the public and ask for voluntary reductions in water use. Such a watch shall be deemed to continue until it is declared by resolution of the Governing body to have ended. The resolutions declaring the existence and end of a water watch shall be effective upon their publication in the official city newspaper; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance 536, Section 6. Voluntary Conservation Measures states, Upon the declaration of a water watch or water warning as provided in this ordinance, the Mayor is authorized to call on all water consumers to employ voluntary water conservation measures to limit or eliminate nonessential water uses including, but not limited to, limitation on certain uses:

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF BURLINGTON, KANSAS THAT:

SECTION l. In accordance with Ordinance 536, Section 6, Voluntary Conservation Measures, The Mayor of City of Burlington hereby declares City of Burlington and all its water consumers, including Rural Water Districts 2 and 3, and the Cities of Gridley, LeRoy, and New Strawn to be under a WATER WATCH.

 

SECTION 2. Mayor Stan Luke hereby calls on all water consumers to employ voluntary water  conservation measures to limit or eliminate nonessential water uses including, but not limited to, limitation on the following uses:

  • Sprinkling of water on lawns, shrubs or trees, including golfcourses.
  • Washing of automobiles.
  • Use of water in swimming pools, fountains and evaporative air conditioningsystems.
  • Waste of water.

 

SECTION 3. This Resolution 2018-02 is in full force from time of passage.

APPROVED by the Governing Body of the City of Burlington Coffey County, Kansas. on this 1st day of August 2018