The city, by its agents, shall at all ordinary hours have free access to places supplied with water from the city water system for the purpose of examining the water meter and ascertaining the amount of water used and the manner of its use. The city shall not be liable for any damage to a water user by reason of stoppage or interruption of his or her water supply caused by fire, scarcity of water, accidents to works or mains, alterations, additions, repairs or from any other unavoidable cause. The city council may by resolution regulate, restrict or limit the use of water during any water shortage periods and shall have the power to take all necessary steps and make any necessary regulations as circumstances may require to protect the users of the city water. (1985 Code § 18-1-12; amd. 2001 Code; Ord. 867, 5-28-2015)