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(A) General. Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter for which no other penalty is provided shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to penalties as provided in § 10.99 of this code.
(B) Water system regulations. Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter, except §§ 51.70et seq., shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a penalty or fine not to exceed the sum of $2,000 for each offense; and each and every day the offense is continued shall constitute a new and separate offense. Further, the city may enforce the provisions of this chapter, except §§ 51.70et seq., by a civil action for damages or injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction. In addition to the penalties provided for herein, any violation of these sections may result in the termination of water service.
(Ord. 337, passed 4-9-1991; Am. Ord. 345, passed 2-11-1992)
(C) Emergency water management.
(1) Criminal penalty. Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions or terms of the Emergency Water Management Plan, §§ 51.70et seq., shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $2,000 for each offense; and each and every day the violation shall continue shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.
(2) Administrative remedy. In addition to the fine that may be imposed for a violation of that subchapter pursuant to division (C)(1) above, upon Municipal Court conviction of a second offense within an 18-month period of any Stage 2 or Stage 3 requirement, the city may also terminate service and remove the meter from the location where the violations occurred.
(3) Administrative remedy; customers outside city. The City Administrator of Public Works shall advise customers outside the city limits receiving water service from the city of actions taken under the Plan. Noncompliance with any requirement in any stage shall result in termination of service and removal of meter. Prior to this termination, the customer shall be given notice of the city’s intent to terminate service and shall have 5 business days from the mailing of the notice to appeal the decision to the City Administrator. Notice shall be sufficient if sent by certified mail to the last known address of the customer. If service is terminated, the customer shall be liable for all costs of reinstallation.
(D) Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of § 51.56, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed the sum of $200 for each offense, and each and every day such violation shall continue be deemed and constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 439, passed 7-14-1998; Am. Ord. 523, passed 8-13-2002; Am. Ord. 592, passed 3-28-2006; Am. Ord. 746, passed 4-4-2017)