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A. Free access to all places supplied with water, at all reasonable hours, shall be allowed the water superintendent, assistant water superintendent, city engineer, mayor, city clerk, committee from the city council, or their designee, to examine the apparatus, the amount used, and the manner of use of the same, and any water user violating any of the rules and regulations controlling the water supply shall be subject to penalty as provided for in section 9-1-35 of this chapter.
B. The city, through its authorized representative bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted, during proper and reasonable hours of the day, to enter all properties, premises or buildings to which water is furnished from the municipal water system for testing or for any other purpose necessary for the proper administration of the water system in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Also, the city, through its authorized representative bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the city holds a duly negotiated easement for the purpose of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, repair and maintenance of any portion of the municipal water system lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said easement shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved. (2003 Code § 9-01-10)