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Article X. Beneficial Use of Water
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Colorado River water is diverted with the express stipulation by the customer that water delivered will be restricted to an amount that can be beneficially used within the confines of the property described in the application. Water will be delivered only to lands eligible to receive and use Colorado River water.

CVWD may refuse or restrict water service in accordance with Article XIV of this chapter, Enforcement and Appeals, to any landowner or water user where wasting of water occurs that is the responsibility of the property owner. Waste of water includes, but is not limited to, the following:

A. When delivered water flows in an uncontained manner overland from the property described in the application to another property, except when CVWD overdelivers; or

B. When delivered water flows into CVWD facilities or surface water (e.g., Coachella Valley drainage channels, Coachella Valley stormwater channel, and Salton Sea) without first percolating through natural sediments to facilities designed to receive subsurface drainage located within the confines of the property described in the application.

Beneficial use is the actual or reasonable potential use that may be made of waters including, but not limited to, domestic, municipal, agricultural and industrial uses. (Ord. 1437 § 2 (Exh. A § 10-1), 2019)