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When an applicant has submitted the written application and paid the fee provided for in §§ 52.020 and 52.022 of this chapter, and the city, through its employees, has failed to provide water taps or service connections within 21 calendar days after the date that the applicant has submitted the written application and paid the fee provided for in §§ 52.020 and 52.022 of this chapter due to the refusal of city employees to provide such taps or service connections, the city shall have seven more calendar days to use its best efforts to arrange for such water taps or service connections to be made by a plumbing contractor licensed in the state and acceptable to the city. If, during that seven- day period, the city is unable to secure a plumbing contractor for the construction of the water taps or service connections, then the applicant may arrange for such water taps or service connections to be made by its employees licensed in the state pursuant to ILCS Ch. 225, Act 320, §§ 0.01 through 43, or by an independent contractor licensed in the state, pursuant to ILCS Ch. 225, Act 320, §§ 0.01 through 43. If this section applies, then the city shall provide promptly upon demand by the applicant the following items: water meter; water meter yoke; water meter box including the appropriate lids; an appropriate puncture tool; and any other material or tool necessary to provide and complete the taps or connections. Further, if this section applies, the city shall refund within five days after that seven-day period that portion of the fee paid by the applicant pursuant to § 52.022 of this chapter which does not constitute material or parts cost of the city for the above items.
(1999 Code, § 52.023) (Ord. 1758, passed 5-30-1995)