(A)   Water bills shall be rendered on a bimonthly basis and are due and payable on the first day of the month following the billing period, and shall be delinquent on the last day of the month if not paid by that date.
   (B)   Any bill which is not paid on or before the delinquent date shall be subject to a 10% penalty. If the bill is not paid within ten days after it becomes delinquent, the water service may be discontinued and an additional charge for the subsequent turn-on shall be paid by the consumer.
   (C)   When a service is discontinued due to nonpayment of bills, service shall not be resumed until all charges and penalties are paid pursuant to the procedures set forth in § 52.66 herein.  All charges and penalties which are not paid shall become a lien on the property. Termination of service shall not be effective to a residential dwelling for nonpayment while an investigation of a customer dispute or complaint is pending or in progress by the city. Termination of water service shall not be effected on any Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday, or at any time during which the business offices of the city are not open to the public.
(`67 Code, § 4-6-41)  (Ord. 83-1, passed 3-28-83; Am. Ord. 93-06, passed 11-22-93; Am. Ord. 2005-012, passed 7-11-05)