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A. Use Without Payment Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person by himself, family, servants or agents to utilize the city water or sewer system without paying therefor as herein provided or, without authority, to open any fire hydrant, stopcock, valve or other fixtures attached to the system of water supply unless it is done pursuant to proper application, agreement or resolution. It shall be unlawful to injure, deface or impair any part or appurtenance of the water or sewer system, or to cast anything into any reservoir or tank belonging to the water system. (1989 Code § 14-120)
B. Turning On Water After Being Turned Off Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person, after the water has been turned off from the premises for nonpayment of water charges or other violation of the ordinances, rules, regulations or resolutions pertaining to the water supply, to turn on or allow the water to be turned on or used without authority from the water superintendent or city recorder. (1989 Code § 14-122)
C. Separate Connections: It shall be unlawful for two (2) or more families or service users to be supplied from the same service pipe, connection or water meter unless special permission for such combination usage has been granted by the governing body and the premises served are owned by the same owner. In all such cases, a failure on the part of any one of the users to comply with this subsection shall warrant a withholding of a supply of water through the service connections until compliance or payment has been made, and in any event, the property owner shall be primarily liable to the city for all water services utilized on all such premises. Nothing herein shall be deemed to preclude the power of the city to require separate pipes, connections or meters at a subsequent time. (1989 Code § 14-123)
D. Unauthorized Users: It shall be unlawful for any water service user to permit any person from other premises or any unauthorized person to use or obtain water services regularly from his premises or water facilities, either outside or inside his premises. (1989 Code § 14-124)
E. Period For Visitors: Individuals visiting the premises of an authorized user in a recreational vehicle, not including a mobile home, and continuing to live therein during the period of visitation may receive water service from the service pipes or facilities of the host during the visitation period which shall not exceed three (3) months. Continued use thereafter shall be deemed unauthorized and violative of the provisions of this section relating to separate connections and unauthorized use. (1989 Code § 14-125)
F. Pipes To Be Kept In Good Repair: All users of water services shall keep their service pipes and connections and other apparatus in good repair and protected from frost at their own expense. No person, except under the direction of the water superintendent, shall be allowed to dig into the street for the purpose of laying, removing or repairing any service pipe. (1989 Code § 14-126)
G. Quality Of Service Pipe:
1. All service and other pipe used in conjunction with the water services of the city shall be of such material, quality and specifications as the governing body may from time to time by resolution provide, and shall be installed at such distances belowground as may be specified by regulations relating to the water department. All work, alterations or extensions affecting water pipes shall be subject to the acceptance of the water superintendent, and no connections with any water mains shall be made without first obtaining a permit therefor from the public works director.
2. No consumer shall be permitted to conduct water pipes across lots or buildings to adjoining premises without permission from the water superintendent and subject to such requirements relating to controls as may be imposed by him. (1989 Code § 14-127; amd. 2007 Code)
H. Faulty Equipment: It shall be unlawful for any water user to:
1. Waste water.
2. Allow it to be wasted by stops, taps, valves, leaky joints or pipes, or to allow tanks or watering troughs to leak or overflow.
3. Wastefully run water from hydrants, faucets or stops, or through basins, water closets, urinals, sinks or other apparatus.
4. Use the water for purposes other than for those which he has applied, or to use water in violation of the rules and regulations for controlling the water supply. (1989 Code § 14-128)
I. Sprinkling Vehicles: Vehicles for sprinkling shall be regulated and controlled by the water department, through the superintendent of the water department. (1989 Code § 14-129)
J. Department To Have Free Access: The water superintendent and his agents shall at all ordinary hours have free access to any place supplied with water services from the city system for the purpose of examining the apparatus and ascertaining the amount of water service being used and the manner of its use. (1989 Code § 14-130)
K. Water Not Supplied For Motors, Syphons, Etc.: No water shall be supplied from the pipes of the city water system for the purpose of driving motor, syphon, turbine or other wheels, or any hydraulic engines or elevators, or for driving or propelling machinery of any kind whatsoever, nor shall any license be granted or issued for any such purpose, except by special permission of the governing body. (1989 Code § 14-132)