Every person who shall break or deface the seal of any water meter or who shall obstruct or injure the action of any water meter, or who shall make any connection by means of a pipe used for the delivery of water to the consumer in such manner as to take water from said main or pipe knowingly without its passing through the meter, or who shall use any water obtained, or who shall with intent to defraud make any connection or reconnection with such main or pipe, to turn on or off, or in any manner interfere with any valve, stopcock or other appliances connected therewith shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided by this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 13-1-31) Penalty, see § 52.99