TOWNS, CITIES, VILLAGE DISTRICTS, AND UNINCORPORATED PLACES
CHOICE AND DUTIES OF TOWN OFFICERS
41:11-d Restricting the Watering of Lawns.
I. The local governing body may establish regulations restricting the use of water from private wells or public water systems for outdoor lawn watering when administrative agencies of the state or federal government have designated the region as being under a declared state or condition of drought. The grass playing turf of a recreational field, the grass playing surfaces of a golf course, and grass agricultural fields, including fields used for the production of sod, may be excluded from any restrictions pursuant to this paragraph. Nothing in this paragraph shall limit any public water system's authority to require a reduction in demand or implementation of conservation measures in accordance with rules of the department of environmental services.
II. The local governing body shall give notice prior to the implementation of the regulations in paragraph I. Notice shall be given at least 3 calendar days before the regulations are implemented. The notice required under this section shall not include the day notice is posted. Notice of the regulations shall be published in a paper of general circulation in the municipality and shall be posted in at least 2 public places.
III. The full text of the proposed regulations need not be included in the notice if an adequate statement describing the proposal and designating the place where the proposal is on file for public inspection is stated in the notice.
Source. 2007, 218:1, eff. Aug. 24, 2007. 2019, 213:1, eff. Sept. 10, 2019.