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(A) The Superintendent of Water shall deny or discontinue, after reasonable notice to the occupants thereof, the water service to any premises wherein any backflow prevention device required by these regulations is not installed, tested, maintained and repaired in a manner acceptable to the Superintendent of Water, or if it is found that the backflow prevention device has been removed or bypassed, or if an unprotected cross-connection exists on the premises, or if a low pressure cut-off required by these regulations is not installed and maintained in working order.
(B) Water service to such premises shall not be restored until the consumer has corrected or eliminated such conditions or defects in conformance with these regulations and to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Water, and the required reconnection fee is paid.
(C) Water service to such premises shall not be restored until the consumer has corrected or eliminated such conditions or defects on conformance with these regulations and to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Utilities/Operations.
(D) Neither the city water system, the Superintendent of Water, or its agents or assigns shall be liable to any customers of the water system for any injury, damages or lost revenues which may result from termination of the customer’s water supply in accordance with the terms of this chapter, whether or not said termination of the water supply was with or without notice.
(E) The consumer responsible for back-siphoned material or contamination through backflow, if contamination of the potable water supply system occurs through an illegal cross-connection or an improperly installed, maintained or repaired device, or a device which has been bypassed, must bear the cost of clean-up of the potable water supply system.
(F) Any person found to be violating any provision of this chapter shall be served with written notice stating the notice of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violation.
(G) Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter, in addition to the fine provided, shall become liable to the city for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by the city by reason of such violation, whether the same was caused before or after notice.
(Ord. 97-4883, passed 3-18-1997)