(A)   In the event a water consumer whose water service has been cut off desires to have service re- established, they shall pay the entire amount of the delinquent bill prior to re-establishment. Their account shall also be assessed a disconnect fee of $20 which will be added to the next bill rendered. In the event a water consumer desires to have their water service re-established between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, they shall pay an additional fee of $35 for re- establishing the service outside of normal fieldwork hours. The $35 fee shall be added to the next bill rendered. Service shall not be established between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on weekdays or on a Saturday, Sunday or on legal holidays observed by the city. The Finance Director or his or her designee shall have discretion to alter normal fieldwork hours as circumstances require. There shall be no additional fee for re-establishing service during normal fieldwork hours.
   (B)   In the event that potable or reuse water service which has been cut off is restored without authorization by the city, the city shall remove the meter, and shall not restore service until the customer has paid the entire amount of the delinquent bill, together with a penalty thereon and an additional $60 for the cost of removal and reinstallation of the meter. This $60 charge shall also be applicable to former customers desiring to have a meter re- installed which had been removed at the customer’s request. Additionally, any customer whose meter has been removed because of an unauthorized connection shall be required to pay, in addition to any and all other applicable charges, a security deposit equal to the amount required for customers establishing a new account.
   (C)   In the event a meter has been removed because an illegal connection has been found, the account shall be addressed in accordance with the provisions set forth in § 50.10. However, if the tenant of a rental unit contracted for water service with the city, or if the city provided services with knowledge of the former tenant’s name and period the former tenant was provided with water service, the new tenant or owner shall not be required to pay the cost of new service installation.
(‘58 Code, § 49.14) (Ord.447, passed 1-25-49; Am. Ord. 81-89, passed 10-6-81; Am. Ord. 82-71, passed 9-7-82; Am. Ord. 88-21, passed12-29-87; Am. Ord. 89-03, passed 10-4-88; Am. Ord. 90-13, passed 11-21-89; Am. Ord. 91-24, passed 12-18-90; Am. Ord. 93-78, passed 9-28-93; Am. Ord. 2007-44, passed 3-27-07)