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It is unlawful for any person to open any street hydrant or valve; to tamper with or interfere with any street service, water connection, reservoir, pumping plant or any water meter attached to any service line connected with the mains, water lines or hydrants of the city; to turn on and off water mains or water lines of the city; to tap, break or injure any water main, water line, meter or other fitting of the city laid in any street, avenue, alley or other public place; tamper with, deposit or cause to be deposited in any water main or line of the city any fluid or solid matter or substance of any kind; to do any act that might cause water to become polluted; to make or add any water connection, line, main or service not authorized by the Superintendent of Public Works; and to take, pump or draw water from any main, line or hydrant of the city without first arranging with the Water Department for the same and paying the established rate therefor. If an unlawful water connection, line, main or service of water consumption is found to exist on any premises by the Superintendent of Public Works, the Superintendent of Public Works shall post in a conspicuous place on the premises a written notice specifying that the same is in violation of § 51.010 of this chapter and giving the particulars thereof; and if the violation shall thereafter continue for 48 hours without correction, the Superintendent of Public Works shall terminate water service to the premises, and water service shall not again be turned on until the violation has been cured in accordance with the specifications of the Superintendent of Public Works and a penalty is paid therefor equal to the penalty for delinquency specified in § 51.002. In addition to and at the time of posting the notice, a copy thereof shall be served on the owner of the property and on the consumer of the service if other than the owner.
(1994 Code, § 13.04.120) (Ord. 76-101, passed - -1976) Penalty, see § 51.999