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A. Customer Request: Each customer about to vacate any premises supplied with water service by the City shall give the City written notice of his intentions at least two (2) days prior to vacation, specifying the date service is to be discontinued. Otherwise, the customer will be responsible for all water supplied to such premises until the City receives notice to discontinue water service. The meter will be read on the date the customer has specified in the notice of discontinuance and the bill rendered which is payable immediately. (Ord. 492-92, 3-9-1992; amd. 1995 Code)
B. Improper Customer Facilities:
1. Unsafe Facilities: The City may refuse to furnish water and may discontinue services to any premises without prior notice where plumbing facilities, appliances or equipment using water are dangerous, unsafe or not in conformity with the Plumbing Code of the State. (Ord. 487, 6-10-1991)
2. Cross Connections: (Rep. by Ord. 525-98, 12-14-1998)
C. Water Waste: Where water is wastefully or negligently used on a customer's premises, seriously affecting the general service, the City may discontinue service if such conditions are not immediately corrected after notice by the City.
D. Service Detrimental To Others: The City may refuse to furnish water and may discontinue service to any premises where excessive demands by one (1) customer will result in inadequate service to others.
E. Fraud Or Abuse:
1. Refusal Or Discontinuance Of Service: The City will refuse or discontinue service to any premises where it is deemed necessary to protect the City from fraud or abuse. Discontinuance of service from one (1) or both of these causes will be made immediately upon receipt of knowledge by the City that the condition or conditions exist. (Ord. 487, 6-10-1991)
2. Service Charge: In all instances where water has been turned off because of delinquent accounts, a charge to be set by resolution for service charge, shall be made for the restoration of services along with replacement of cash deposit as stated in subsection 8-1-5B of this chapter will be required. (Ord. 532-2002, 2-11-2002)
F. Installment Payments Of Delinquent Accounts: In cases of extreme hardship, the City Manager shall have the discretion of renewing service to a delinquent account upon receipt of a satisfactory installment plan for the payment of the overdue amount. The installment period is not to exceed the period of time the account was delinquent. (Ord. 487, 6-10-1991)
G. Unauthorized Turn On: Where water service has been discontinued for any reason and the water is turned on by the customer or other unauthorized person, the water may be shut off at the main or the meter removed. The charges for shutting off the water at the main or removing the meter shall be computed at actual cost to the Water Department plus fifteen percent (15%) overhead in addition to the service charge as established by resolution. These charges shall be billed to the offending customer and water shall not be furnished to that customer until such charges are paid and the Water Department has reasonable assurance the violation will not reoccur. (Ord. 532-2002, 2-11-2002)
H. Noncompliance With Regulations: The City may, upon ten (10) days' notice, discontinue service to a customer's premises for failure to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter unless a lesser time is stated in the specific provision. (Ord. 487, 6-10-1991; amd. 1995 Code)