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A. Notice Of Violation; Responsibility For Remedy: Any person found to be violating any provisions of this chapter, other than for nonpayment of a water bill, shall be served by the city with a written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing ten (10) days for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations and if necessary make all corrections and repairs to the system or pay for same if the city has to make the correction or repair. (2003 Code § 9-01-36)
B. Penalty Imposed; Discontinue Service: Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, subject to penalty as provided in title 1, chapter 4 of this code, and shall have his water service terminated. Each day in which such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense. (2003 Code § 9-01-36; amd. 2012 Code)
C. Liability To City For Loss Or Damage: Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall become liable to the city for any expense, loss, or damage occasioned the city by reason of such violation and, for other than nonpayment of water bill violations, may have their water supply terminated after the above ten (10) day notice period has expired.
D. Cumulative Penalties: These penalties shall not be construed to be exclusive but shall be construed to be cumulative of, and in addition to, any other penalties provided for in this city code or the criminal code of the state. As an example, a person stealing water could be criminally charged with theft or a person injuring the water system could be criminally charged with malicious injury to property. For all criminal violations relating or pertaining to the water system, the notice provisions provided for in this chapter shall not apply. (2003 Code § 9-01-36)