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In case of an emergency occasioned by a breach or a sudden discontinuance in service from an unknown cause in any public utility line lying in the City, a public utility firm or corporation operating under a franchise with the City, and under authority of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, shall not be required to first obtain a permit to make a lawful excavation, but may, in order to repair the line which may require emergency attention, immediately make such excavation. The firm or corporation shall then take all steps necessary to continue complete and adequate service to the property owners of the City. As soon as practicable a permit shall be obtained for such excavation.
(Ord. 13-59. Passed 9-1-59.)