§ 51.014  THEFT OF SERVICE.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any person to make any connection to the water or wastewater system without the written approval of Mount Pleasant Waterworks, or to reconnect service when it has been disconnected for nonpayment of a bill for service.
   (B)   Mount Pleasant Waterworks is authorized to cut off the supply of water from any house or building where the water meter is tampered or interfered with by any person. Before reconnecting the water at such a location, the customer shall be required to pay all costs and expenses incurred by the Commission in adjusting and repairing the meter, and any loss resulting from the changing of, tampering or interfering with the meter, as well as other fees required for reconnection.
   (C)   It shall be unlawful for any person to use any water supplied by the Commission upon any premises while service to such premises remains discontinued by the Commission for nonpayment of an overdue account for service previously furnished to such premises or otherwise.
   (D)   If any person obtains water and/or wastewater service in violation of any ordinances, guidelines, resolutions or policies in addition to other fines or costs, such person shall be required to pay an investigative fee. This charge shall not be in lieu of any other fee, charge or cost. Such person shall also be required to pay the estimated cost of the water and wastewater service unlawfully obtained and received.
   (E)   It shall be unlawful for any person applying for utility or other service to furnish to Mount Pleasant Waterworks any false or incorrect information, and each person shall immediately notify Mount Pleasant Waterworks of any change of name or other information given when service was initially established.
(Ord. 11011, passed 2-8-11) Penalty, see § 51.018