§ 51.06 DEPOSIT.
   (A)   Before receiving water and/or sewer service, each applicant shall make a cash deposit in an amount stipulated by the town rate schedule. A separate deposit is required for each meter installed. Deposits shall not draw interest. The most current town rate schedule is set forth in § 51.21 and shall be kept on file in the Town Clerk's office.
   (B)   The individual in whose name the deposit is made shall be responsible for payment of all bills incurred in connection with the service furnished. It shall be the responsibility of the customer to apply for the deposit refund upon termination of the service. When services are discontinued and all bills paid, the remaining portion of the deposit will be refunded upon request.
   (C)   The deposit receipt is not negotiable and can be redeemed only at the Town Hall. Where the town finds that the request for a deposit refund is questionable, the town may require the refund applicant to produce the properly endorsed deposit receipt within 15 days. Undue delay by the customer shall cause forfeiture of the benefits of adjustments.
   (D)   Upon discontinuance of service for nonpayment of bills, the deposit will be applied by the town toward settlement of the account. Any balance will be refunded to the customer upon request, the request having been made within a three-year period after the termination of service. If the deposit is not sufficient to cover the bill, the town may proceed to collect the unpaid balance in the usual way provided by law. Service will be restored only upon the payment of the balance, if any, of the outstanding bills; a new deposit made on the basis of the customer deposit required above; plus the payment of a service charge, as specified in the town rate schedule, for each reconnected meter.
(OC, § 5-1-6) (Am. Ord. passed 11-10-88)