No temporary mains shall be permitted to be installed as part of the District’s water system.
TAMPERING OR DESTRUCTION OF EQUIPMENT PROHIBITED
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the District domestic water system. Each violation thereof shall be charged a minimum of $100, plus the cost for time and materials for repair of the damage to the water system.
VIOLATION-CORRECTION OF CONDITIONS
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of these rules and regulations shall become liable to the District for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by reason of such violation.
DISTRICT NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES
The District shall not be liable for damages, nor will allowances be made for loss of production, sales or service, in case of water pressure variation, or in case the operation of the District’s source of water supply or means of distribution fails, or is curtailed, suspended, diminished or interrupted for any cause. Such pressure variations, failure, curtailment, diminishment, suspension, interruption or interference shall not be held to constitute a breach of contract on the part of the District, or in any way affect any liability for payment for water made available or for money due on or before the date of such occurrence.
LOSS OR DAMAGE IN LINE
The District shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature whatsoever caused by any defect in the customer’s line, plumbing or equipment, and the District may, without notice, discontinue service to any customer when a defective condition of plumbing or equipment upon the premises of the customer results, or is likely to result, in interference with proper service or is likely to cause contamination of the water. The District does not assume the duty of inspecting the customer’s line, plumbing or equipment, and shall not be responsible therefore, and will not be liable for failure of the customer to receive service on account of defective plumbing and apparatus on the customer’s
premises, or for excessive consumption.
FIRE PROTECTION—NONLIABILITY OF DISTRICT
The District shall not be liable or responsible for any losses by fire by reason of any lack of supply of water or water pressure at the time of fire alarms or at any other time. Water is supplied for domestic purposes, not for fire protection to any consumer, and all contracts for water are made subject to this rule.
CROSS-CONNECTION – BACKFLOW PREVENTION
The installation or maintenance of a cross-connection, not in compliance with Ordinance 1462, is prohibited. Any such cross-connection is declared a nuisance and shall be abated. The District will enforce the provisions set forth in Ordinance 1462.