§ 51.32  INTERFERENCE WITH WATER SYSTEM; PROHIBITED ACTS.
   It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to do, commit, or assist in the committing of any of the following acts:
   (A)   To open or close any fire hydrant, gate valve, or stop cock connected with the water system, or lift or remove the covers of any gate valve or shut-offs thereof, without the permission of the City Water Department, except in case of fire, and then under the direction of an officer of the Fire Department;
   (B)   To interfere with, destroy, deface, injure, or wantonly force open any gate or door, or in any way whatsoever destroy, injure, or deface any part of any pump house, reservoir, ground storage tank, elevated tank, building or buildings, or appurtenances, fences, trees, shrubs, or fixtures or property appertaining to the water system;
   (C)   To go upon or ascend the stairway or steps, on any elevated water storage tank or stand pipe of the water system, except by permission of the City Water Department;
   (D)   To place any utility pole, fence, or any obstruction whatsoever within 3 feet of any fire hydrant;
   (E)   To place upon or about any fire hydrant, gate valve, water meter, or curb cock connected with the water system any object, material, debris, or structure of any kind, or to interfere in any manner whatsoever with any of the waterworks, or to turn on the water after service has been disconnected;
   (F)   To park a vehicle within 15 feet of any fire hydrant;
   (G)   To remove any water meter that has been installed by the city, or to in any manner change, interfere with, or tamper with any water meter; provided that the provisions of this division shall not apply to the employees of the city when acting in their official capacity; or
   (H)   To receive water through the water meter of another customer.  The existence of any unauthorized pipe, hose, or other method of transmitting water between properties, as the case may be, is in violation of the provisions of this section.
(Ord. 337, passed 4-9-1991; Am. Ord. 345, passed 2-11-1992)  Penalty, see § 51.99