If a service charge remains unpaid for thirty (30) days following any billing period, or if a delinquent water service charge comes to exceed forty dollars ($40.00), then water service shall be discontinued seven (7) days after notice has been given pursuant to section 13.04.140 of this chapter, and a notice has been left on the premises explaining the reason for the discontinuance. Any difference between the sum of the charges paid in advance and the deposit made and the total due the city for water service provided shall be forfeited to the city as a fee for water service provided between the end of the second billing period and the time when water service was actually discontinued. However, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, upon a finding of hardship, the city manager may, at his or her discretion, agree to forbear discontinuance of water service for a limited period of time and by special, written agreement with the water user in arrears. After discontinuance, water service will only be reconnected when any outstanding account charges are paid in full together with a reconnection fee. Payments shall be made in cash or by money order only. (Ord. 2000-28)