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(A) The utility reserves the right to determine the placement of each service connection so that the curb stop will, generally, be located between the present or proposed sidewalk and curb, or at such other location that will, in the judgment of the utility, provide a safer, more convenient or more satisfactory location for the curb stop and service box.
(1) The utility will furnish labor, equipment and materials and the installation of the service connection, including the tap in the water main, curb stop and box and that portion of the service pipe between them. The customer shall pay the utility for the cost of such service connections installed by the utility. Basic five-eighths inch meter service installed for the price of $365. Installations requiring longer than usual piping runs and runs made in congested areas, and for larger than three-fourths, the actual or estimated costs shall be paid accordingly.
(2) See § 52.023.
(B) (1) The customer, at no expense to the utility, shall install or cause to be installed the service piping beyond the curb stop and into the premises. The utility and/or approved liaison reserves the right to inspect each service run made by a plumber, contractor or individual, for proper materials and depth of the service before the service trench is backfilled. However, the quality of material and workmanship shall be the customer's responsibility and must conform to applicable plumbing codes and standards as if specifically mentioned.
(2) Service piping of three inches and larger in diameter shall be disinfected, at the customer's expense, before the water supply shall be turned on for service. The customer shall perform or cause to be performed, disinfection of such piping and appurtenances in compliance with the Indiana State Board of Health Standards. There shall be at least three samples obtained from the service piping on consecutive days and must be proven satisfactory for usage, which shall be reported in writing to the utility by a laboratory qualified to make such analysis and be acceptable to the utility.
(3) Water is furnished through a single service pipe to one property. Where a single property consists of several units or buildings, and is served by a single service pipe, the property owner has the option of valving and metering each unit or building separately. A separate valve must be provided outside the building, and accessible to the utility, for each unit or building metered. The utility may make special arrangements for exceptional situations as required.
(4) In a case where a service has been installed prior to the adoption of and not in accordance with these general rules and regulations, where water is being taken from a single curb stop for supply for two or more units, buildings or premises, each customer benefiting from such arrangements shall be responsible for the payment of the individual usage charges and all other legitimate charges.
(5) Any violation of the rules of the utility by either of the occupants of said premises shall be deemed a violation as to all, and the utility may enforce compliance with these rules by terminating the water supply to all, except that such action will not be taken until the innocent customer not in violation of the utility's rules has been issued written notice and a reasonable opportunity to attach said service to a separately controlled service as if a new applicant.
(C) All service piping shall be grey cast or ductile cast iron, brass or type "K" copper, C 900, 200 PSI plastic from the curb stop to the meter. No service pipe shall be less than three-fourths inch nominal diameter, and all service pipes shall be installed with a minimum of four feet of ground cover.
(D) Service pipes, curb stops, service boxes, meter pits, stop and waste valves and other fixtures used in the installation of, repairs to or additions to service pipes shall be of a type and quality approved by the utility. The material and supplies of any manufacturer in accordance with the utility's standards is allowed.
(E) New service piping between the water main and a building shall be run in a straight or direct line when practicable, without bends and at a depth of not less than four feet. Pipe with joints shall not be driven. Service pipes shall not be placed in the same trench with sewers or other piping and shall be in accordance with state, local, and applicable standards, codes, regulations and ordinances.
(F) There shall be no physical connection from a secondary water supply to any service provided by the utility. Such connection shall be cause for immediate termination of water service.
(Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-19) Penalty, see § 52.999