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(a) If the water supply to a premises has been shutoff or discontinued, the person in possession or person taking possession shall make a proper application to the City to have the water supply turned on.
If a water service or supply is turned on without application, the owner will be held liable for all charges for the water service rendered at double the applicable water, rates, either by the meter reading or on the basis of the estimated consumption; at the election of the City, for the length of time service was received by the customer prior to the customer's making a proper application.
(b) When the City finds that water is being used without a proper application, the customer shall be notified, and if an application for such service is not made promptly thereafter and the City immediately compensated for water already used, the supply shall be shut off without further notice.
(Ord. 1516-NS, eff. June 5, 2009)