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The City Engineer is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue, after reasonable notice to the occupant thereof, the water service to any property wherein any connection in violation of the provisions of this subchapter is known to exist, and to take such other precautionary measures as he or she may deem necessary to eliminate any danger of contamination of the public water supply distribution mains. Water service to such property shall not be restored until such conditions have been eliminated or corrected in compliance with the provisions of this subchapter, and until a reconnection fee of $100 is paid to the city. Immediate disconnection with verbal notice can be effected when the City Engineer is assured that imminent danger of harmful contamination of the public water system exists. Such action shall be followed by written notification of the cause of disconnection. Immediate disconnection without notice to any party can be effected to prevent actual or anticipated contamination or pollution of the public water supply, provided that, in the reasonable opinion of the City Engineer or the State Environmental Protection Agency, such action is required to prevent actual or potential contamination or pollution of the public water supply. Neither the city, the City Engineer or the city’s agents or assigns shall be liable to any customer for any injury, damages or lost revenues which may result from termination of said customer’s water supply in accordance with the terms of this section, whether or not said termination was with or without notice.
(1999 Code, § 52.057) (Ord. 1777, passed 7-31-1995)