(a)   Construction Procedures. Except as specifically provided by ordinance, all construction of water main extensions in streets and ways not already supplied with water shall be in accordance with one of the following procedures:
      (1)   Petition and deposit of entire cost in advance. Any one or more property owners may request the Division of Water to determine the feasibility and the estimated cost of the construction of a proposed water main extension to serve his or their premises. If such a request is approved and the estimated cost is determined, such property owner or owners shall deposit with the Division of Water a sum equal to the estimated cost and the requested extension shall thereupon be constructed. Any surplus in the deposit amount over and above the construction cost shall be refunded to the owners or their agents. Should the construction cost exceed the deposit amount, the owner or owners shall pay the excess amount, the agreement for which shall be made at the time of the original deposit. No water tap shall be made or water service rendered until the cost is paid in full.
      (2)   Petitioners employing private contractor; approval. In undedicated streets and in new subdivisions the Division of Water may permit an owner or owners to arrange for the laying of water main extensions by private contract. The performance of the work, however, shall be done under the supervision and control of the Division of Water. In the construction of any extension, the plans must have prior approval by the Division of Water and only duly inspected and approved materials shall be permitted. A contractor shall be required to furnish bond, either cash or surety, as a guarantee against defective workmanship or materials and he shall be required to pay for inspection and supervision of the work unless otherwise exempted by the Division of Water.
      (3)   Petition by fifty percent of owners. In the case of existing dedicated streets, the Division of Water shall be authorized to construct water main extensions where practicable upon application of the owners of fifty percent (50%) or more of the abutting foot frontage to be served by the proposed extension, accompanied by payment of                             per linear abutting foot or property owned by the petitioners. When an extension has been constructed in accordance with this procedure, water tap connections to such extension shall be permitted only to serve premises for which the front foot charge has been made at the time of filing of the petition. However, the owners of other property abutting the extension may be permitted to make a tap or connection upon payment of a sum of                       per linear abutting front foot of the premises owned by them. No part of the payment made in accordance with this procedure shall be refunded in any case.
      (4)   Construction without petition, tap or service connection. When it has been determined by the Division of Water that it is to the best interest of the water distribution system, and funds are appropriated for the same by Council, construction of a water main extension connecting two or more existing mains shall be accomplished. After the completion of such an extension, any premises abutting the streets or way in which such extension is laid may be permitted to have a tap or service connection made to such main upon payment of an amount equal to sixty percent (60%) of the cost of a linear foot of the particular extension, per linear abutting front foot of the premises to be served. The Division of Water under this procedure will determine the per linear foot cost of the completed extension. No water service will be rendered in any case to any premises until such payment of frontage and service connection charges have been made in full.
      (5)   Construction and assessment provisions in Ohio Revised Code. The owners of property to be served by a proposed water main extension may petition for the construction of such an extension and the assessment of the cost therefor in accordance with provisions of the Ohio Revised Code.
         (Ord. 4185. Passed 8-23-56.)
   (b)   Extension Beyond City Limits.
      (1)   The Director of Public Utilities is hereby authorized to extend water mains beyond the City limits when the capacity of such water mains is sufficient to accommodate the area.
      (2)   Owners of property contiguous to the City corporation limits shall be required to have any such property annexed to the City in accordance with Ohio R.C. Chapter 709 before any water tap is permitted for this property by the Director of Public Utilities. However, if said property contiguous to the City corporation limits is being used as a manufactured home park as defined by Ohio R.C. 3733.01(A) then annexation shall not be required before any water tap is permitted for such property by the Director of Public Utilities.
      (3)   Any person requesting service beyond the City limits shall construct all water lines at his own expense after having received approval from the Department of Public Utilities of the City.
      (4)   In all cases, extensions beyond the City limits shall be made in accordance with procedures in subsections (a)(1) and (2) herein. Such extensions shall be effected only by written agreement.
      (5)   All main extensions, regardless of procedure employed, shall become the property of and under the control of the Department of Public Utilities unless specifically exempted by ordinance.
      (6)   The Director of Public Utilities shall have the right and authority to further extend any extension, under any of the procedures set forth herein, to serve additional premises beyond any earlier or original extension of a main or mains without reimbursement to anyone who might have contributed to an earlier or original extension of a main or mains.
      (7)   Main extensions into new real estate subdivisions shall not be permitted until the plat of such subdivision is approved by the City Planning Commission and the acceptance of such subdivision by Council.
(Ord. 11-72-95. Passed 11-7-95.)