Misuse of Water Ordinance

Broomfield Municipal Code


Chapter 13-24 Misuse of Treated Water

13-24-010 Misuse prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to flagrantly or wantonly misuse or waste, or cause to be misused or wasted, treated water supplied by the city, or through the city's water transmission facilities. For the purposes of this section, the following are specifically determined to constitute flagrant misuse and waste:

(A) Any irrigation of lawns or plants which, due to excess application of treated water alone or in conjunction with rain or snow, results in a flow of water running off the property being irrigated which, in aggregate, exceeds five gallons a minute.

((B) Use of any plumbing system, connection, or fixture used for treated water from the city's water system which by reason of damage, disrepair, inadequate maintenance, or dilapidation wastes water in a volume calculated to exceed five gallons a minute. (Ord. 450 §1, 1981)

13-24-020 Penalties.

The penalties for violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be as prescribed in chapter 1-12, B.M.C. (Ord. 450 §1, 1981)


Chapter 1-12 General Penalty

1-12-020 Penalties designated.

Whenever in any provision of the B.M.C. or in any provisions of a code adopted herein by reference, the doing of any act is required, prohibited, or declared to be unlawful, any person who is convicted of a violation of any such provision shall, for each offense, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, except where a different penalty is specifically prescribed by any ordinance of the city, and provided that no person under the age of eighteen years as of the date of the violation for which he or she is convicted shall be subject to the imposition of a jail sentence, except in the case of a conviction of a traffic offense or as otherwise provided by the Colorado Children's Code. Each such person shall be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation is committed, continued, or permitted by such person, and shall be punished accordingly. It is the intent of this chapter that the general penalties set forth in this section shall apply wherever no specific penalty has been otherwise provided in any ordinance of the city. The suspension or revocation of any license, certificate evidencing accord of inspection services, or other privilege conferred by the city shall not be regarded as a penalty for the purposes of this chapter. (Ord. 337 §1, 1978; Ord. 914 §1, 1991; Ord. 1013 §1, 1993; Ord. 1196 §18, 1996)