8-5-1: POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF INSPECTORS:
   A.   Inspections Performed: The utilities maintenance person and other duly authorized employees of the city bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing pertinent to discharge to the community system in accordance with the provisions of this title. (1999 R.O. § 8-8-1)
   B.   Information Required: The utilities maintenance person or other duly authorized employees are authorized to obtain information concerning industrial processes which have a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the wastewater collection system. In the event any industry or other wastewater generator reasonably believes that the release of such information to the city may compromise its competitive economic position, the industry must establish that the revelation to the public of the information in question might result in an advantage to competitors through clear and convincing evidence. Upon such a showing before a designated hearing officer, the industry shall be entitled to an order protecting the confidentiality of the information. Notwithstanding this provision for protecting proprietary information, no industry or wastewater generator shall be excused from providing to the city such information as the city may reasonably require to protect the integrity of the public system or the public health. (1999 R.O. § 8-8-2; amd. 2008 Code)
   C.   Safety Rules In Force: While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in subsection A of this section, the utilities maintenance person or duly authorized employees of the city shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company. (1999 R.O. § 8-8-3)
   D.   Permitted To Enter Private Property: The utilities maintenance person and other duly authorized employees of the city bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the city holds an easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the wastewater facilities lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said easement shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the easement pertaining to the private property involved. (1999 R.O. § 8-8-4; amd. 2008 Code)