This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility or liability of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any water service equipment or piping, for damages to persons or property caused by any defect therein or negligence in the handling thereof, nor shall the city be held as assuming any such liability by reason of any inspection or re-inspection authorized herein or by reason of any approval issued as herein provided, or by reason of the approval or disapproval by the city or any employee thereof, of any equipment or installations as authorized herein.
(Prior Code, § 13-1-42)