§ 51.074  CONSUMER RESPONSIBILITY.
   (A) Piping on the consumer’s premises must be so arranged that the connections are conveniently located with respect to the town’s lines or mains.
   (B)   If the consumer’s piping on consumer’s premises is so arranged that the town is called upon to provide additional meters, each place of metering will be considered as a separate and individual account.
   (C)   Consumer shall provide a suitable place on their premises for placing a meter that will be unobstructed and accessible at all times to the meter reader.
   (D)   The consumer shall furnish and maintain a private cutoff valve on the consumer’s side of the meter, the town to provide a like valve on the town’s side of the meter.
   (E)   The consumer’s piping and apparatus shall be installed and maintained by the consumer at their expense in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with the town’s rules and regulations, and in full compliance with the sanitary regulations of the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
   (F)   The consumer shall guarantee proper protection for the town’s property placed on the consumer’s premises, and shall permit access to it only by authorized representatives of the town.
   (G)   In the event that any loss or damage to the property of the town or any accident or injury to persons or property is caused by or results from the negligence or wrongful act of the consumer, his or her agents or employees, the cost of the necessary repairs or replacements shall be paid by the consumer to the town, and any liability otherwise resulting shall be assumed by the consumer.
   (H)   The amount of the loss or damage to the cost of repairs shall be added to the consumer’s bill, and if not paid, service may be discontinued by the town.
(Prior Code, § 50.78)  Penalty, see § 51.999