§ 52.001  WATER SERVICE; NON-LIABILITY OF CITY.
   (A)   (1)   The city shall have the right to shut off the supply of water whenever it is necessary to make repairs, improvements, enforce rules or for any operating reason. In all cases, if possible, as reasonable notice as circumstances allow will be given to customers, but in emergencies, the water may be shut off without notice. All hot water faucets shall be left open during any shutoff, to prevent damage to plumbing. Such necessary work will be done as rapidly as may be practical and, whenever feasible, at such times as will cause the least inconvenience. The city shall not be held responsible for or liable because of any shut-off of supply for any direct or resultant damages to any person, company or consumer, or to any pipe, fixtures or plumbing.
      (2)   Water for steam boilers, gas engines, ice plants or other industrial use will not be furnished by direct pressure from the mains, but only to tanks holding ample reserve supply. Should any equipment be supplied direct from mains, then in case of any shut-off of water, the city will not be held responsible or liable for any direct or resulting damage because of interrupted supply, insufficient pressure or otherwise.
      (3)   Whenever water mains, pipes and service connections are taken up, shut off or interfered with by reason of any city street improvements, the city will endeavor to maintain service so far as reasonably possible, but will not be directly or indirectly liable for any interruption, poor pressure or damage of any kind either to consumers adjacent or to other consumers affected thereby.
      (4)   The city expressly stipulates with all its consumers and other persons that it will not insure or be responsible or liable in any manner for any losses or damages, direct or resultant, by reason of any fire, and all water service furnished shall always be conditional upon acts of God, inevitable accidents, fire, strikes, riots, war or any other cause not within the reasonable control of the city.
   (B)   The city shall not be held responsible for, or in any manner liable to any person, company, consumer or public body, for any claim or damage either direct or resultant because any shortage of water supply, any shut-off of water supply for any reason, any bursting or leakage of either the consumer’s or the city’s mains, pipes and fixtures, any pollution or impurity in the water supply or any fire or water damage.
(1999 Code, § 52.001)