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(A) Each individual business or residential building or structure shall install a separate water and sewer connection. The connection shall be made by the customer under the supervision of the Public Utilities Superintendent. Each customer's service must be separately metered at a single delivery and metering point. Each commercial unit and each storeroom or stall used for business purposes shall have a separate meter. All commercial uses, including storerooms and stalls for business purposes, shall be metered separately from any residential use and vice versa, whether now in service or to be installed in the future. Each individual dwelling unit will be separately metered. Each institutional, or industrial unit will also be separately metered.
(B) Charges for service begin when a meter is installed and connection made, whether or not the service is used.
(C) Water furnished for a given property shall be used on that property only. Water supplied by the town to any customer shall not be metered for resale either directly or indirectly, except upon written approval of the town.
(D) No unauthorized person(s) shall uncover, make any connection with, opening into, use, alter or disturb any public water or sewer line, or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the town. It is a misdemeanor to tamper with public water or sewer lines or appurtenances thereof.
(E) No taps on water or sewer facilities owned or under the care or custody of the town shall be made by anyone other than town personnel, unless the taps are made under the direct supervision and approval of authorized employees of the town. Tap-on fees then in effect will be charged to the customer requesting the service.
(F) The size, alignment, materials and/or construction of a building water or sewer service, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of pipe, jointing, testing and back-filling the trench, shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the town.
(G) The connection of a building water and/or sewer service to the municipal system(s) shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the town. All connections shall be made water-tight and be verified by proper testing.
(H) (1) The applicant will apply for, obtain and deliver to the town all permits or certificates necessary to give the applicant permission to connect its lines to the town's facilities and access for all other proper purposes including an easement from the landowner for any town-owned facilities. The town shall not be required to provide water or sewer service until a reasonable time has elapsed after the town has obtained or received all necessary permits, certificates and easements.
(2) Before the applicant shall connect in any manner any privately-owned line(s) or system(s) with any of the town's facilities, the applicant shall by proper written instrument, in consideration of making the connection and the benefits to be derived therefrom, dedicate, grant, give and convey such line(s) or system(s) to the town. No connection shall be made with the town's facilities without the express approval of the town, nor shall the connection be made except by properly supervised town personnel for which a fee may be charged of the applicant. Should any person, firm or corporation connect any privately-owned line(s) or system(s) with any town facilities without first dedicating, giving, granting or conveying the same to the town, the act of connecting the line(s) to those of the town's lines shall be deemed a dedication, gift, grant and conveyance of the line(s) to the town, at the discretion of the town, provided, however, that the privately-owned line(s) or system(s) referred to in this paragraph shall mean and include only main distribution lines laid in streets, roads, highways and alleys or across private property, and shall not include lateral lines leading from mains to building connections, and shall not include the water or sewer lines within any residence or other privately-owned building.
(I) All costs and expenses incidental to the installation and connection of the water service shall be borne entirely by the customer. The customer shall indemnify the town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly occur through the installation of the service.
(J) Should any change(s) in the service connection furnished the customer by the town be made necessary by request of the customer, the entire cost of the changes shall be borne by the customer.
(K) Piping on the customer's premises must be so arranged that the point of connection is conveniently located with respect to the town's service lines and mains. If the customer's piping is not so arranged, the customer may be required to relocate the piping so that the connection can be made with a single meter at the town's right-of-way.
(L) All excavations for service connections shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks and other public property disturbed in the course of work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the town.
(OC, § 5-1-12) Penalty, see § 10.99
Street excavations, see Ch. 93