The permittee shall not interfere with any existing utility without the written consent of the owner of the utility. If it becomes necessary to relocate an existing utility, this shall be done by its owner. No utility owned by the city shall be moved to accommodate the permittee unless the cost of such work be borne by the permittee. The cost of moving privately owned utilities shall be similarly borne by the permittee unless it makes other arrangements with the person owning the utility. The permittee shall support and protect by timbers or otherwise all pipes, conduits, poles, wires or other apparatus which may be in any way affected by the excavation work, and do everything necessary to support, sustain and protect these installations under, over, along or across the work. In case any of the pipes, conduits, poles, wires or apparatus should be damaged, and for this purpose pipe coating or other encasement or devices are to be considered as part of a substructure, they shall be repaired by the agency or person owning them and the expense of such repairs shall be charged to the permittee, and his bond shall be liable therefor. The permittee shall be responsible for any damage done to any public or private property by reason of the breaking of any water pipe, sewer, gas pipe, electric conduit or other utility and his bond shall be liable therefor. The permittee shall inform himself as to the existence and location of all underground utilities and protect the same against damage.
('86 Code, § 13.20.220) (Ord. 3002, passed  - - )  Penalty, see § 1.12.010