Application for water service must be made by the tenant desiring service on forms provided by the city. The monthly water bill for said service will be automatically mailed to the owner of the premises or his duly authorized agent; however, the owner may choose to have the monthly bill sent directly to the tenant, in which case the owner shall sign a statement guaranteeing payment of said bill. The statement shall be in substantially the following form:
In consideration of the acceptance of the application for water service submitted by (tenant), I will pay for all water services for any such tenant or any other occupant of             premises in case such tenant or occupant shall fail to pay for the same according to the ordinances, rules, regulations or resolutions enacted by the city.
Dated this           day of               20        .
(1989 Code § 14-116)