§ 19-1601.  Discontinuance of Water and Sewer Service Charges. 323
   (1)   (a)   A customer may cause the Department to discontinue water and sewer service charges on his property, other than charges relating to storm water management and disposal, when he:
         (.1)   secures a permit to discontinue water service from the Department of Licenses and Inspections;
         (.2)   secures such permit as may be required for any breaking and paving of the street or highway; and
         (.3)   pays a fee of one hundred dollars ($100), thirty dollars ($30) to be allocated for the use of the Water Department and seventy dollars ($70) to be allocated to the general fund.
      (b)   When the owner of a destroyed or demolished building obtains a permit to discontinue water service, the Department may waive unpaid water and sewer service charges, other than charges relating to storm water management and disposal, incurred as of the date of such destruction or demolition.
   (2)   (a)   The Department may discontinue water and sewer service charges on certain properties, other than charges relating to storm water management and disposal, under these terms and conditions:
         (.1)   The property is vacant and water service has been shut off pursuant to the City's shut-off program; or
         (.2)   The property has been destroyed by fire. If the property has been so destroyed, the Department may waive unpaid water and sewer service charges, other than charges relating to storm water management and disposal, incurred as of the date of such destruction or consequential demolition.
      (b)   The Department shall regularly review the properties on which charges have been discontinued by physical inspection or otherwise to determine that their status remains unchanged and if it is found on review that water is being used in the property:
         (.1)   The Department shall return the property to active billing;
         (.2)   The customer shall be charged fees for the turn-on of water and for the remetering of the property if a new meter is required; and
         (.3)   All outstanding or previously waived delinquent charges for water and sewer service shall remain or be reinstated against the property.

 

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   Repealed and new Section added, 1979 Ordinances, p. 455; amended, Bill No. 110446 (approved July 5, 2011).