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911.001 Method of using references.
911.100 Rules and regulations for Department of Utilities, Division of Water, under the Department of Public Service of the City of Lorain, Ohio; adoption and effect.
911.101 Supervision of Department of Utilities, Division of Water.
911.102 Official name.
911.103 Rules and regulations.
911.104 City not liable for damage caused by interruption of service.
911.105 No guarantee of supply or pressure.
911.106 Chemical, physical and bacteriological characteristics.
911.107 Entrance to premises.
911.108 Tanks for reserve supply should be provided.
911.109 Notification of water turn-off in mains.
911.110 Stoppage of water service because of leaks, etc.
911.111 Turn-off of water to customer.
911.112 Water turn-on.
911.113 Razing of building - Division of Water deposit - abandoned services.
911.114 Discontinuance of service to enforce rent payment, etc.
911.115 Damages due to leaks.
911.116 Pumping on private premises.
PUMPS FOR INCREASING
FLOW AND PRESSURE
911.117 Service Director to make rules for rate collection.
911.200 Types of accounts.
911.201 Application and contract for water/sewer service.
911.202 Reserved for future legislation.
911.203 Reserved for future legislation.
911.204 Application for service by delinquent customers.
911.205 Bankruptcy proceedings.
911.206 Billing and collection periods.
911.207 Time limit on payments.
911.208 Estimated bills.
911.209 No partial payments accepted.
911.210 Bills must be paid in the order contracted.
911.211 Extension of time of payment.
911.212 Service charge for bad checks.
911.213 First bill - new account.
911.214 Final bills.
911.215 Owner may have tenant pay water/sewer bill.
911.216 Delivery of bills.
911.217 Charges for water/sewer are a lien against property.
911.218 Applicants must agree to conform to bylaws.
911.219 Reserved for future legislation.
911.220 Water may be shut off against delinquents.
911.221 Water to be turned off at main for protection and charge therefor.
911.222 Water/sewer may be refused delinquent persons.
911.223 Adjustment of bills.
911.224 If meter fails to register.
911.225 No allowance or rebate on account of leaks.
911.226 Remote register failure.
911.227 Water for public improvements, when to be paid.
911.228 Deduction of water used for fire protection.
911.229 Seasonal accounts.
911.230 Sewer only accounts.
911.280 Providing notice to purchaser of real property as to status of water and sewer account.
911.280A Statistics of water and sewer account.
911.281 Reserved for future legislation.
911.282 Reserved for future legislation.
911.283 Reserved for future legislation.
911.284 Rights of purchaser.
911.290 Addendum: listing of charges.
911.300 Permit for use of water; penalty.
911.301 Determination of application of rates as to inside and outside of the City limits.
911.302 Regulatory Capital Improvement Compliance Charge.
911.303 Rates for water furnished inside City limits.
911.304 Rates for water furnished outside City limits.
911.305 Operations, maintenance and replacement cost recovery.
911.306 Establishment of Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Contingency Fund.
911.307 Exceptions to the water rates.
SERVICES (TAP AND
911.400 Application for the installation of taps and service connections.
911.401 Taps outside City limits.
911.402 Installation of taps and service connections.
911.403 Only City personnel to operate valves, stops, etc.
911.404 Payment for taps and service connections.
911.405 Charge for installation of taps and service connections.
911.405.1 Manifold set-ups.
911.406 Taps - service size - materials.
911.407 Reserved for future legislation.
911.408 Repairs to tap and service connection.
911.409 Temporary water service.
911.410 Workmanship on customer’s branch.
911.411 Depth of pipe on customer’s branch.
911.412 Customer’s branch location and construction.
911.413 Customer’s branch leaks.
911.414 Limiting size of main to be tapped.
911.415 Maintenance of service lines.
911.416 Attachment of wires to services forbidden.
911.417 Defective work.
911.418 New water service inspection requirements.
911.419 Reserved for future legislation.
911.490 Addendum: listing of charges.
911.500 Services to be metered.
911.501 Services not required to be metered.
911.502 Maintaining metering systems.
911.503 Entering properties for operation of metering systems.
911.504 Access to property for operation of metering systems.
911.505 Number of meters allowed.
911.506 Reserved for future legislation.
911.507 Installation of meters by Division of Water only.
911.508 Removal of meters.
911.509 Reserved for future legislation.
911.510 Meters subject to inspection.
911.512 Meters shall be accessible.
911.513 Customer to protect meter from freezing, vandalism or other type of negligence.
911.514 Meter repairs and charges.
911.515 Tampering with meter.
911.516 Type of metering system.
911.517 All water must be metered.
911.518 Meter to be furnished by City.
911.519 Replacement of meters.
911.520 Reserved for future legislation.
911.521 Bypasses on meter settings.
911.522 Limitation on one customer to each service.
911.523 Meter settings and locations.
911.524 Meter service charges.
911.525 Testing of meters.
911.526 Accuracy of meters.
911.527 Installation regulations.
911.528 Customers responsible for meters.
911.529 Further purchases of used meter prohibited.
911.530 Assignment of privately owned meters to City.
911.531 Remote reader for estimated bills.
911.532 Changes in piping to be at cost of customer.
911.533 Fire hydrant meter charges.
911.590 Addendum: listing of charges.
WATER SERVICE MAIN
911.600 Capital improvement fee.
911.610 Water main extension.
911.611 Location and size of water mains.
911.612 Procedure for extension of water mains within City.
911.613 Exception to water main extension by Engineering Division.
911.614 Water line extension charges and contract.
911.615 Applicant to be free of indebtedness to the Utilities Department, Division of Water.
911.616 Submittal of plans and charges.
911.617 Procedure for outside the City extension of water mains.
911.618 Outside sale of City water.
911.619 Furnishing water outside City limits.
911.621 Water lines - newly annexed territory.
911.622 Will not furnish water on claim of damages.
911.623 Adjustment of claims.
911.624 Fees for approval of water line extension application.
911.625 Rate schedule established by Director of Public Service.
MAIN AND SERVICE
REPAIRS BY CONTRACTORS
911.670 Disconnecting services and repairing breaks.
911.671 Procedure for disconnecting services and repairing breaks.
911.672 Discontinuance of service.
911.700 Application for fire protection system service.
911.701 Changes in fire protection system.
911.702 Deposit for installation by Division of Water.
911.703 Consumption water from a fire system.
911.704 Water supply and pressure.
911.706 Tanks, etc., to have metered supply pipe.
911.707 Charges for fires.
911.708 Pipes, etc., to be accessible for inspection.
911.709 Test of private fire protection system.
911.710 Tests by insurance company representatives.
911.711 Fire flow tests by insurance company representatives.
911.712 Fire pipes, etc., to be accessible for inspection.
911.713 Not to be used except in case of fire.
911.714 Fire Department may use any fixtures.
911.715 Where not allowed.
911.716 Reserved for future legislation.
911.717 Overflow pipes.
911.718 Pumps for fire protection.
911.719 Valves to be sealed.
911.720 Payment for fire service pipe.
911.721 Fire line service.
911.722 Plans for information to be furnished.
911.723 Fire protection service.
911.724 Connections for fire protection to be by the Division of Water.
911.725 Rate schedule established by Director of Public Service for Division of Water.
911.726 Detector meter.
911.727 Detector meter flow.
PUBLIC FIRE HYDRANTS
911.750 Use of fire hydrants.
911.751 Use of public hydrants to other than authorized City agencies.
911.751A Application for permit to obtain temporary water from a public hydrant.
911.752 Rules for use of hydrants by authorized City agencies.
911.753 Location of hydrant.
911.754 Unauthorized use of water from fire hydrant, etc.
911.756 Depositing dirt.
911.757 Tampering with apparatus.
911.758 Breaking of seals; fire hydrant, etc.
911.759 Replacement of hydrants.
911.760 Hydrants on private property required.
MISCELLANEOUS - CROSS
911.900 General provisions of Ohio Revised Code.
911.901 Responsibility and liability of customer.
911.902 Type connections permitted.
911.903 Cross connections.
911.904 Adoption of Chapter 3745-95 of the Administrative Code.
911.905 Chapter 4101:2-51 (The Ohio Plumbing Code) of the Ohio Administrative Code.
911.906 Policy on use of antifreeze in fire protection systems.
MISCELLANEOUS - AIR
911.950 Limitations and regulations on use of water by air conditioning systems and other equipment.
911.960 Swimming pool connection.
911.9800 Identification and uniform.
911.9801 Reserved for future legislation.
911.9802 Reserved for future legislation.
911.995 Enforcement and penalty.
Water pollution - see Ohio R.C. 715.08, 743.25
Compulsory connections - see Ohio R.C. 729.06, 743.23
Management and control of waterworks - see Ohio R.C. 743.02
Notice to customers concerning theft offenses - see Ohio R.C. 4933.19
The adoption of rules and regulations is not for the purpose of imposing unnecessary or burdensome regulations upon the users of water from the Lorain municipal water supply system but only to provide for the orderly conduct of the business of the Lorain Utilities Department, to prevent the waste of water, and to ensure equal treatment of all customers of the Department.
Reasonable diligence and care will be exercised to provide a continuous and sufficient supply of water to all customers at a normal pressure and to avoid any shortage or interruption in delivery. However, there is neither an express or implied guarantee that a continuous supply, fixed pressure or full volume shall be maintained at all times, the service being subject to all the variable conditions that could affect the ability of the Lorain Utilities Department to maintain normal service.
As provided in Sections under this Chapter 911, these rules and regulations have the same validity as ordinances when not repugnant thereto.
(Ord. 167-96. Passed 9-16-96.)