CHAPTER 542

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER TWENTY

RE: TERMINATION OF DROUGHT WARNING; RECISION OF VOLUNTARY WATER USE RESTRICTIONS

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL N. CASTLE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby order and declare as follows:

1. The Declaration of Drought Warning for the State of Delaware as declared pursuant to my authority under 20 Del. C. 53132 as set forth In Executive Order Number 5 dated May 9, 1985 is hereby terminated.

2. The voluntary restrictions upon the nonessential use of fresh water in the State of Delaware imposed pursuant to Executive Order Number 5 dated May 9, 1985 (Paragraph 3) are hereby terminated.

3. Those agencies of the State of Delaware which have undertaken drought response actions and studies pursuant to Executive Order Number Eleven, dated July 31. 1985, shall complete said actions and/or studies. to- wit:

The Public Service Commission shall establish after due hearing:

(a) in conjunction with the Division of Water Resources of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, appropriate procedures and levels of fines and/or surcharges for all public and private water utilities to follow for the purpose of curtailing water consumption In the event of a declared drought emergency pursuant to 20 Del. C. 53133;

(b) procedures to be used in the event of a declared drought emergency, increased conjunctive use and pass- through transfers for conjunctive use and shall further establish a procedure for raising and allocating funds to pay those expenses associated with the increased movements of surface water.

4. Those public water suppliers and major industrial water users in northern New Castle County should continue to develop water shortage contingency plans and should complete such plans for review by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

S. The Drought Advisory Committee shall, in its discretion, continue to convene and report to the Governor on water supply and hydrological conditions within the State of Delaware.

Approved this 20th day of December. 1985. (GREAT SEAL)

MICHAEL. N. CASTLE Governor

(Attest:) MICHAEL E. HARKINS Secretary of State