Tool 2: Water Waste Ordinances and Enforcement Primer
This tool provides a survey of the water conservation ordinances that authorize local governments to discourage water waste and reduce overall demand. It is designed as a reference to assist water service providers in developing policies to meet their conservation goals. This tool contains four principal parts. The first part briefly introduces the state statutes that mandate water conservation. The second contains a summary of a broad survey of water conservation ordinances, including notable distinctions in their contents. The third section briefly summarizes trends observed in recent ordinances, points to additional resources, and notes partnership opportunities. The final part contains an appendix that details actual language from water conservation ordinances from across the state. It is not meant as a “model” ordinance. Rather, it’s more of a “cafeteria” where would-be ordinance enactors or amenders can select from a wide array of choices.