(a) Definition. For the purpose of this section, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CONSUMER. The person making application for water service or receiving the benefit of water service or who is legally liable for the payment of bills for the water service.
(b) Commodity. The furnishing of water service shall be deemed the sale of a commodity and the relationship between the Division of Water Supply of the City, and the consumer, that of vendor and purchaser.
(c) Service. Service may be denied to any consumer who is in default to the Division of Water Supply or to the City.
(d) Deposit. Any deposit which may be required from any consumer shall constitute a security for payment of the consumer’s water bills, and may be applied including accrued interest, upon any legal debts of the consumer to the Division of Water Supply or to the City, irrespective of wherever and whenever the debts incurred.
(Ord. 291, passed 4-10-1939; Ord. 816, passed 6-28-1948)