§ 52.011  MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE PIPES AND METER BOXES.
   (A)   The service connection and fixtures from the water main to and including the curb stop or service valve will be maintained in good repair at the expense of the utility against damage, corrosion, tuberculation, or other deterioration. However, if replacement is due to increased demand by the customer, such replacement shall be at the customer's expense.
   (B)   (1)   The customer shall maintain the service, pipe fixtures and its appurtenances (meter excepted) from the curb stop or valve into the property served by the utility, including leaks and other defects promptly. If the customer is unavailable or unable to repair any leak, the utility will make the repair at the customer's expense (includes digging, man hours, supplies, and the like). The repairs are to be made within three working days.
      (2)   All private service lines or water mains shall be maintained by the customer or owner, regardless of location, unless the utility has accepted, in writing, for maintenance by the utility.
      (3)   Should needed repairs to any private service line or water main not be completed within three days after issue of written notice to the customer, said customer or owner may be charged $15 per day for each day following the three-day grace period, that leak or repair is allowed to continue.
   (C)   (1)   All meter boxes, pits or vaults installed on private property regardless whether constructed or installed by the customer or the utility shall be maintained in good condition by the customer at their expense.
      (2)   The utility will not maintain piping and appurtenances leading to and from such meter boxes except the piping between the water main and the curb stop, as referred to in division (A) of this section.
(Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-19)  Penalty, see § 52.999