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(a) (1) Water users shall prevent unnecessary waste of water and shall keep sprinklers, hydrants, faucets and all apparatus, including the service line leading from the property to the meter, in good condition at their expense.
(2) Wasting water may include but is not limited to:
(A) Permitting water to escape down a gutter, ditch or other surface drain;
(B) Failing to repair an irrigation system’s malfunction; or
(C) Failing to repair a controllable water leak due to defective plumbing.
(b) It shall be a violation of this article and unlawful for any owner, occupant or manager of real property served by the city water utility to waste water or to permit the willful waste of water to occur.
(c) In the event of a violation of this section, the Superintendent of Water, or such other person as may be designated by the city, shall give written notice of the violation and opportunity for hearing in accordance with § 15-608.
(d) The penalties for violating this section shall be the same as those set forth in § 15-608.