(A)   All residents and businesses within the town shall make the water meters available to be read by town employees.
   (B)   In the event the meter is not accessible, then the Clerk-Treasurer shall estimate the water usage at the highest volume for the past 12 months and send a letter to the customer explaining why the bill was estimated.
   (C)   In the event the water meter has been estimated for a third time due to inaccessibility, the Clerk-Treasurer shall take steps to disconnect the service until such time as the water meter becomes accessible. The customer shall be responsible for any fees associated with the reconnecting service.
   (D)   Owners and/or occupants of real estate shall be prohibited from placing and maintaining obstructions on the town water meter located on their real estate.
   (E)   The town shall have the following procedures in place when removing said obstructions from the water meter:
      (1)   The town shall contact the owner and/or occupant of the real estate to inform them that said obstructions shall be removed; and
      (2)   In the event that the town has determined that a water emergency exists and the owner and/or occupant of the real estate is unable to be contacted to remove said obstructions, the town shall have the right to enter the real estate for the purpose of removing said obstructions
   (F)   The owner of the real estate shall be responsible for reimbursing the town for all costs associated with removing obstructions from the town’s water meter.
   (G)   (1)   Water meters shall be read during the middle of each month.
      (2)   Water meter readings may not occur when temperatures will be below 20°F or lower for the entire day scheduled for meter reading.
      (3)   The final determination as to when water meters shall be read shall be made by the President of the Town Council.
      (4)   When it is determined that water meters cannot be read, then consumption shall be estimated. Billing for estimated water usage services will based upon the last three months average billing.
   (H)   In the event that a property owner owns real estate that has one meter connection to the town’s water lines, regardless of how many buildings the meter connection is feeding, the property owner shall be charged for only one meter connection. At the time that said property is sold, a separate water connection shall be required for the subsequent buildings that are currently being fed from the town’s main water connection.
(Res. 1999-5, passed 4-12-99; Am. Ord. 2006-9, passed 4-24-06; Am. Ord. 2009-2, passed 2-9-09; Am. Ord. 2011-27, passed 11-28-11)