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(a) The director and other duly authorized agents or employees of the town bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties, privately and publicly owned, for the purposes of meter reading, inspection, observation, measurement, gauging, sampling, and testing in accordance with the provisions of this article. The director or his representative shall have no authority to inquire into any processes including those of the metallurgical, chemical, oil refining, ceramic, paper, or other industries beyond that point having a direct bearing on the volume, nature and source of discharges to the town's wastewater collection system and/or storm sewers or other natural outlets.
(b) While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to above, the director or duly authorized employees and agents of the town shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the owner.
(c) The property owner shall not be released from liability to any extent in the event that a town agent or employee is injured while making inspections which are pursuant to this article on privately-owned property as a result of negligence on the part of the private property owner or any of his agents or employees.
(Ord. No. 1992-1, 1-7-92; Ord. No. 2021-09, 5-4-21)