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(A) Piping on the consumer's premises must be so arranged that the connections are conveniently located with respect to the town's lines or mains, and in compliance with applicable building and plumbing codes.
(B) If the customer's piping on the customer's premises is so arranged that the town is called upon to provide additional meters, each place of metering will be considered as a separate and individual account.
(C) Where a meter is placed on the premises of a customer, a suitable place shall be provided by the customer for placing the meter unobstructed and accessible at all times to the meter reader.
(D) The customer shall furnish and maintain a private cut-off valve and a check valve or other backflow prevention device at the meter on the customer's side of the meter.
(E) The customer's piping and apparatus shall be installed and maintained under the responsibility and at the expense of the customer or owner of the premises in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with applicable local and state regulations, and in compliance with the rules and regulations of the N.C. Division of Health Services, especially, Rules Governing Public Water Supplies, §§ .0600 – .2200. In violation of these conditions, the town may refuse service or discontinue service without notice until the violations are remedied by the customer.
(F) All meters, service connections and other equipment shall be and remain the property of the town. Owners of the premises shall provide a space for the property. In the event that any accident or injury to persons or property is caused by or results from the negligence or wrongful act of the customer, his agents or employees, the cost of the necessary repairs or replacements shall be paid by the customer to the town, and any liability otherwise resulting shall be assumed by the customer.
(G) The amount of the loss or damage, or the cost of repairs shall be added to the customer's bill; and if not paid, service may be discontinued by the town.
(OC, § 5-1-14) (Am. Ord. passed 12-19-00) Penalty, see § 10.99