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(A) All work to be done in laying the service pipe from the water main into the premises to be served, and all labor connected therewith and required under the provisions of this chapter, except the making of the tap itself shall be done at the sole expense of the owner of the property or the customer, who shall at all times hold the city harmless and agree to indemnify the city against all accidents or damages to persons or property arising from neglect or failure to exercise reasonable care in the performance of said work.
(B) No distributing pipe shall be used or laid within the city except by prior authorization of the City Council. In the event that the use of a distributing pipe is authorized by the City Council, the customer or owner of the premises to be served shall be responsible for all expenses for work done in laying said distributing pipe from the boundary of the property to be served into the actual premises. The city will be responsible for all expenses of laying such distributing pipe from the water main to be tapped to the boundary line of the property to be served. The owner of the property or other customer requesting such service connection shall, at all times, hold the city harmless and indemnify the city against all accidents or damage to persons or property arising from neglect or the failure to exercise reasonable care in the performance of said work.
(C) If a copper pipe is used, copper couplings must also be used. Any property owner who shall discontinue an old service for any reason shall, at his or her own expense, have said old service disconnected at the city main, and if said property owner fails to do so, there shall be no water service to said premises. It shall be the duty of all plumbers, in the event they replace an old service, to disconnect any discontinued service lines serving said premises from the city main. All service lines, including private lines, must run parallel to or at right angles to the street.
(Prior Code, § 13-1-8) Penalty, see § 52.99