§ 52.07  CONSUMER’S RESPONSIBILITIES.
   (A)   Piping on the consumer’s premises must be so arranged that the connections are conveniently located with respect to the town’s lines or mains.
   (B)   If the consumer’s piping on consumer’s premises is so arranged that the town is called upon to provide additional meters, each place of metering will be considered as a separate and individual account.
   (C)   Where meter is placed on premises of a consumer, a suitable place shall be provided by consumer for placing the meter - unobstructed and accessible at all times to the meter reader.  Furthermore, the consumer must keep an area around the meter, at least three feet by three feet and at least 18 inches from the ground level, clear of any planting, structure or other potential obstruction to town employees' ability to access and service the meter.  Consumers should take notice that the town will not be responsible for damage to plantings, structures or other objects left within the area required to be kept clear.
   (D)   The consumer shall furnish and maintain an approved private cutoff valve on the consumer’s side of the meter, the town to provide a valve on the town’s side of the meter.
   (E)   The consumer’s piping and apparatus shall be installed and maintained by the consumer at the consumer’s expense in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with the town’s rules and regulations and in full compliance with the sanitary regulations of the State Board of Health.
   (F)   The consumer shall guarantee proper protection to the town’s property placed on the consumer’s premises and shall permit access to it only by authorized representatives of the town.
   (G)   In the event that any loss or damage to the property of the town or any accident or injury to persons or property is caused by or results from the negligence or wrongful act of the consumer, his agents or employees, the cost of the necessary repairs or replacements shall be paid by the consumers to the town; and any liability otherwise resulting shall be assumed by the consumer.
   (H)   The amount of the loss or damage or the cost of repairs shall be added to the consumer’s bill; and if not paid, service may be discontinued by the town.
(Ord. passed 2-2-81; Am. Ord. 2019-003, passed 1-7-19)  Penalty, see § 10.99