Is Restricting Reclaimed Water Legal?

Can the County Restrict Reclaimed Water?
Can the County Restrict Reclaimed Water?

Is Restricting Reclaimed Water Legal?

I did reclaimed hookups to residential irrigation systems in 1998. Fascinated by the concept of using the reclaimed on lawns and landscapes, I asked many questions of the officials I would meet on the jobsite.

One question I remember was:

"What if the county gets a new government that doesn't like people using reclaimed water, what keeps them from cutting off the reclaimed service?"

I distinctly remember being told that part of the agreement - the part to help solidify the agreement and a major selling point was:

"Except for repairs, the county would never restrict the flow of reclaimed water"

The prohibition on restricting flow was part of the contract. Most homeowners feared giving the government control over the very resource that kept their personal property beautiful. And their fears have become reality. What happened? 

So how can they restrict reclaim now? Why is it in 2017, the county is restricting the flow of reclaimed water?  Did people forget or was there never such a clause in the agreement? Does anyone have the original agreement? Has anyone challenged local governments on this issue?

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