Stage 1 is voluntary and unmonitored. The code enforcement procedures will only be applied to those customers that blatantly waste water. Therefore, for customers already conserving, the city asks that you continue to save water and look for additional ways to reduce water use further.
If the target savings are not achieved, the city may enact Stage 2 (mandatory and unmonitored) or Stage 3 Mandatory Reductions which is monitored and would allocate 65 gallons per person per day to each property. Stage 3 is equitable so long as there is an accurate count of the number of people per house. However, this method is extremely time-consuming to administer. It requires daily or weekly monitoring of each customer's water use and enforcement on a larger number of customers.