All costs of taps shall be borne by the applicant. The line from the meter into the applicant's premises shall be the property of the applicant, and any repairs required at any time to such line shall be paid for by the user. All such lines shall be buried at a depth to prevent freezing and to prevent their being damaged or destroyed by any work necessary or proper to keep the streets and alleys in proper repair. If such service pipes become damaged by freezing or from any other cause, it shall be the duty of the user to make immediate repair of the same to prevent waste of water.
   If a water leak is discovered by the Supervisor or reported to the Supervisor, he or his designated representative shall immediately inspect the location in question to determine the cause of the water leak. If the Supervisor determines that the water leak appears to be on the line of the user, he shall notify such user in writing by certified mail that such water leak exists and must be repaired within three days of receipt of the notice. Such notice shall advise the user that if the water leak is not repaired within three days of the serving of notice upon the user by certified mail, the water shall be turned off on such line at the curbcock at a fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) payable to the City. When the Supervisor determines that the water leak has been satisfactorily repaired, he shall authorize the restoration of water service upon such line. A fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be paid by the user to restore such water service. If the Supervisor determines that a genuine emergency exists with regard to the nature of the leak and that a large quantity of water is being lost, the Supervisor or his designated representative shall personally notify the user or owner of the property that said user or owner has twenty-four hours to repair said leak.
   If the leak is found to be between the meter and the applicant's premises, and the owner or user does not repair such leak after proper notice as described above, the City is hereby authorized to hire a registered plumber to repair such water leak. The City shall pay such plumber and the City will then bill the property owner and user for the expenses of the repair. Water service shall not be restored to such customer until the bill for the repair and a reconnection fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) is paid to the City by the owner. If a renter or owner requests water service and there is an unpaid repair bill due the City, the bill shall be paid before the service is restored.
(Ord. 570. Passed 11-14-88; Ord. 818. Passed 6-13-05.)