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A. Permit Required: It shall be unlawful for any person to lay, repair, alter or connect any water line to the City culinary water system without first having received a construction permit from the office of the City Recorder. (1989 Code § 14-137; amd. 1998 Code)
B. Application: Applications for permits to make water connections or other alteration or for laying or repairing lines connected directly or indirectly to the City water system must be made in writing by a licensed plumber, his authorized agent, or by the owner of the premises, who shall describe the nature of the work to be done for which the application is made. (1989 Code § 14-138)
C. Determination Of Approval: The application shall be granted if the Public Works Director determines that: (1989 Code § 14-138; amd. 1998 Code)
1. The connection, repair, alteration or installation will cause no damage to the street in which the water main is laid, or that it will not be prejudicial to the interests of persons whose property has been or may thereafter be connected to the water main.
2. The connection conforms to the ordinances, regulations, specifications and standards of materials required by the City. (1989 Code § 14-138)
D. Line And Grade Designation: All connections, alterations or installations shall be to the line and grade designated by the Public Works Director. (1989 Code § 14-138; amd. 1998 Code)
E. Fees: Fees for permits or for inspection services shall be of such amounts as the city council shall from time to time determine by resolution. (1989 Code § 14-138)
F. Moving Or Replacement Of Water Lines: In the event that the City in its sole discretion determines that any water line of the City must be moved or replaced, the City shall bear that portion of the cost of such move or replacement which applies to main lines up to the property line of the customer. The cost of reconnecting such new line or lines from the house of the customer to the point of connection shall be borne by the customer. (1989 Code § 14-139; amd. 1998 Code)
G. When Permits Shall Not Be Issued: Permission to connect with the City water system shall not be given unless the plumbing in the house or building to be connected meets the provisions of the Building and Plumbing Codes 1 of the City. (1989 Code § 14-140)
1. See Title 9 of this Code.