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(a) The Municipal Administrator or other duly authorized employees of the Municipality bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties at all reasonable times for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, and testing pertinent to discharge to the community system in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. If entry to any property in the Municipality is refused by the occupant thereof, the Administrator or duly authorized employee shall be authorized to apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for a warrant authorizing entry.
(b) The Administrator or other duly authorized employees are authorized to obtain information concerning industrial processes which have a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the wastewater collection system. If such information is considered confidential by the industry involved, because the revelation thereof to the public might result in an advantage to competitors, it shall not be disclosed by the Administrator or other duly authorized employees to the public or to any other persons, except to employees and officials to the extent necessary for the administration and enforcement of this chapter. Such information shall not be available to the public and shall be kept separate from the Municipality's public records. The unauthorized disclosure of such confidential information by any employee of the Municipality or other person shall be a violation of this chapter, punishable under the penalty provisions hereof.
(c) The Administrator or other duly authorized employees of the Municipality bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the Municipality holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair, and maintenance of any portion of the wastewater facilities lying within said easement. All entries and subsequent work, if any, on said easement shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
(1980 Code 51.06; Ord. 24-97.)