545.22  TAMPERING WITH THE CITY’S WATER SUPPLY; FIRE HYDRANTS.
   (a)   No person, knowing the person has no privilege to do so, and with purpose to deprive or knowing that the person is facilitating such deprivation, shall tap into the City’s water lines without authority to do so from the City.
   (b)   No person shall knowingly tamper with, turn on, adjust, damage or attempt to tamer with, open, turn on or adjust any fire hydrant owned by the City or connected to the City water system.  Nothing in this section shall apply to any person authorized by the City Water Department or City Fire Department to do anything to a fire hydrant.
   (c)   Whoever violates subsection (a) is guilty of tampering with the City’s water supply, a misdemeanor of the second degree.  Each successive violation shall be a misdemeanor of the first degree.  Whoever violates subsection (b) is guilty of tampering with the City’s fire hydrant(s), a misdemeanor of the first degree.  Any equipment utilized to unlawfully tap shall be subject to summary seizure and forfeiture if such forfeiture is ordered by the Court.
(Ord. 2004-197.  Passed 12-27-04.)