Sec. 13-4-10.   Unauthorized tampering with systems.
   (a)   No unauthorized person shall uncover, use, alter, disturb, make any connection with or opening onto, use, alter or disturb the water, storm drainage or sewer system without first obtaining a written permit from the City. Unauthorized uses of the City's systems include, but are not limited to, an unauthorized turn-on or turn-off of water, storm drainage or sewer service, or tampering or in any way modifying any meter, even though the same may be performed on a privately owned and maintained service line.
   (b)   No person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any portion of the City's system.
   (c)   Any person who violates the provisions of this Section shall be prosecuted to the full extent of state law.
   (d)   Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall become liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by reason of such violation; and, upon nonpayment thereof, at the demand of the City Manager, shall be assessed a penalty in an amount set forth in the City's fee schedule. Said penalty shall be a lien upon the violator's property, as allowed by Section 32-1-1001, C.R.S., or a lien upon the property concerning which the violator was providing services at the time of the violation in question, whichever the City Manager deems appropriate.
(Ord. 334 §4.1, 2005)