§ 52.02  SERVICE CONNECTIONS.
   Applications for water connections shall be made to the Department on forms prescribed and furnished by the Department. Water connections, water connection upgrades and water meters shall be installed in accordance with rules and regulations of the Department and upon prior payment of the required connection fee and installation fee. All meters shall be the property of the city. The city shall be responsible for maintenance, repair and replacements of water meters from normal wear and tear; the property owner shall be responsible for maintenance, repair and replacement for damage to the water meter not from normal wear and tear, including neglect, freezing pipes or other physical damage to the meter. Connection fees and connection upgrade fees shall not be less than the cost of materials, installations and overhead attributable to such installations. Connection fees, connection upgrade fees and meter installation fees shall be paid to the city at the time the application is filed, and shall be in such amounts as the Council shall, from time to time, determine by resolution. The required connection fee and meter installation fee shall be charged to each property served. The city shall own all water lines to the first point of isolation, which is the first curb stop valve. The city shall own and be responsible for maintaining the water connection from the point it leaves the main line to the first point of isolation, which is the first curb stop valve. The property owner shall own and be responsible for maintaining the water connection from the first point of isolation to the structure the service line is feeding, even if all or some of the water connection is within the road right-of-way. The property owner shall notify the city of any work to be done in the road right-of-way prior to commencing work in the road right-of-way. The property owner shall be responsible to restore the road right-of-way to its previously existing condition upon completion of any work in the road right-of-way.
(Prior Code, § 2.52)  (Ord. 774, passed 10-19-2015)