§ 56.99 PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person who violates any provision of this chapter for which no penalty is otherwise provided shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 60 days, or both the fine and imprisonment. Except where otherwise provided, every day any violation of this chapter shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
   (B)   Any person convicted of a violation of §§ 56.09 or 56.15 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor by the second degree and punished as provided by the Florida Statutes.
   (C)   Penalty for unauthorized extension. Any unauthorized or unapproved extension or use of the reclaimed water system for the purpose of avoiding the accurate metering of reclaimed water shall be deemed a misdemeanor punishable by a fine in an amount not to exceed $1,000 and incarceration in the County Detention Center for a period not to exceed 30 days. In addition, the city may assess a civil penalty in an amount no less than the revenue determined to have been lost, but not in an amount to exceed twice the revenue determined to have been lost as a result thereof.
   (D)   Penalty for water meter violation. In the event any user shall fail or refuse to comply with this chapter after notice by the City Manager of noncompliance of what is required to comply, and that unless the user/owner shall comply with this chapter within 30 days after such notice, reclaimed water service will be discontinued, the City Manager shall, at the expiration of such 30-day period, discontinue reclaimed water service to the consumer. An additional fee of $1 shall be added to the bill when notice has been mailed.
(Ord. 1387-19, passed 10-28-19)