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A Conservation Plan is required for all non-residential water features with pool surface area greater than 1,000 square feet to obtain a Basic or Advanced fountain variance.
The Basic Fountain Variance allows fountains/water features to run for eight (8) hours during stages 1 and 2 and four (4) hours during stages 3 and 4. The Advanced Fountain Variance allows fountains/water features to run for 12 hours in stages 1 and 2 and eight (8) hours in stages 3 and 4 with a required higher level of monitoring. (NOTE: Real-time monitoring technology, such as a computerized central control system, is required to qualify for an Advanced Fountain Variance.)
The Conservation Plan is to ensure that the water features are maintained and make-up water is minimized. The components of a Conservation Plan are:
(NOTE: Fountains using 100 percent non-potable water or that are designed as a wildlife habitat water feature may use this form for a variance.)
Provide specific operation times you are requesting for your variance.
I acknowledge that the water feature identified above is without any leaks.
I acknowledge that the water feature is in good working order, i.e., its recirculation pump and fill sensors/valves are functioning in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.
I acknowledge that signage indicating the fountain is operating according to city ordinance is located where the general public can see it.
I acknowledge that the water feature is inspected and maintained on a routine basis.
I acknowledge that the fill/make-up line is sub-metered.
I acknowledge that the fill/make-up line has a flow or pressure sensor/valve in which the volume can be read by a digital device (required for Advanced Fountain Variance).
I acknowledge that prior to operation SAWS personnel must verify the times and stated components of the water feature.