(A)   Meters required. Before any premises to be served by village water are occupied, a water meter shall be installed in a meter pit at the property line thereof by the village, upon approval of the village and payment by the customer of the cost of installing same.
   (B)   Testing meters. The village water meter shall be taken out and tested upon complaint of the consumer and payment of a fee as set by the Board of Trustees from time to time. If, upon test, the meter is not within 3% of being accurate, it shall be repaired or replaced and the fee returned to the customer.
(2010 Code, § 51.06)
   (C)   Tampering.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful for any person not authorized by the village to tamper or interfere with, remove, reprogram, alter, cause a malfunction of, bypass, damage, destroy or injure any water meter in any manner whatsoever, to make any connection to the waterworks system without written permission from the village, or to reconnect service when it has been disconnected for non-payment of a bill for service, or to tamper or interfere with, alter, damage or injure any part of the village waterworks system.
      (2)   It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of the premises and the individual water user to prevent any tampering, interfering, altering, causing a malfunction, bypassing, damaging, destroying or injuring of any water meter.
      (3)   If any property owner or agent allows damage to occur either intentionally or negligently to any water meter or water system owned by the village, it shall be the property owners responsibility to contact the Department of Public Works for an inspection. Willful failure by the property owner or agent to contact the Department of Public Works after aforementioned action, will be punishable according to § 50.99 of this chapter.
(Ord. 17-01-03, passed - -2017; Ord. 21-12-01, passed 12-21-2021; Ord. 22-02-01, passed 2-1-2022) Penalty, see § 50.99