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A. Town Responsibilities And Liabilities:
1. The town shall not assume the responsibility of inspecting consumer's piping or apparatus and shall not be responsible therefor.
2. The town shall refuse service unless consumer's lines or piping are installed in such manner as to prevent cross connections or backflow.
3. Under normal conditions, the town shall notify a consumer of any anticipated interruption of service.
4. The town shall not be responsible for negligence of third persons or forces beyond the control of the town, resulting in any interruption of service.
B. Consumer Responsibilities:
1. Piping on consumer's premises shall be so arranged that the connections are conveniently located with respect to the municipal water system lines or main.
2. If consumer's piping on consumer's premises is so arranged that it is necessary for the town to provide additional meters, each place of metering shall be considered as a separate and individual account.
3. Where a meter is placed on a consumer's premises, the consumer shall provide a suitable place for the meter, which place shall be unobstructed and accessible at all times to the meter reader.
4. Consumer shall furnish and maintain a private cutoff valve on consumer's side of the meter, and the town shall provide a like valve on the town's side of each meter.
5. Consumer shall install consumer's piping and apparatus and maintain it in a safe and efficient manner and at consumer's own expense, in accordance with the town's rules and regulations and in full compliance with the regulations of the state department of health services.
6. Consumer shall safeguard the town's property placed on consumer's premises and shall permit access to it only by the authorized representatives of the town.
7. In the event of any loss or damage to the property of the town being used to provide water service to consumer, consumer shall pay to the town the cost of the necessary repairs or replacements, and consumer shall assume any liability otherwise resulting. The town shall add the amount of the loss or damage to consumer's bill, and, if the amount is not paid, the town shall discontinue service to consumer.
8. Only consumer, members of consumer's household, guests, tenants and employees of consumer shall use water furnished by the town. Consumer shall not sell water to any other person or permit any other person to use water.
9. During a critical water condition, as determined by the town or another public agency, consumer shall use water only for those purposes which the town shall specify. Consumer's disregard for this rule shall be sufficient cause for discontinuance of service or refusal of renewed service.
10. If consumer alters the grade of the land surrounding any of the town's meters or other water system facilities, such that alteration of the facility is necessitated thereby, a consumer shall pay to the town actual costs of alteration by town. The town shall add the amount of the costs to consumer's bill, and, if the amount is not paid, the town shall discontinue service to consumer.
11. Consumer shall obtain and maintain a connection to an approved sewer or septic system.
1. a. Upon receipt of an official notice from the sanitary district that a consumer's sewer service is subject to disconnection on a date specific, the town may discontinue water service to the consumer no more than three (3) days prior to the disconnection date.
b. Prior to discontinuation of water service under this subsection, the town or sanitary district will provide the consumer with at least ten (10) days' notice of such discontinuation. If prior to discontinuation of water service, the consumer provides the town with proof that the consumer's sewer service is no longer subject to disconnection, water service shall not be discontinued.
2. The town may discontinue water service without notice for any of the following reasons:
a. To prevent fraud or abuse.
b. The consumer's wilful disregard of or refusal to comply with this chapter.
c. To prevent or stop any serious public health hazard, including, but not limited to, lack of connection to an approved sewer or septic system or the discharge of sewage in any manner other than to an approved sewer or septic system. (Ord. O 12-01, 2-7-2012)