SHUT-OFF VALVE REQUIRED
The customer shall install, as close to the meter location as practicable, a suitable shut off valve in the service connection to the meter that will shut off all service to the premises.
All new service pipes shall be placed not less than twenty-four inches below the surface of the ground.
REFUSAL OF SERVICE—UNSAFE OR UNLAWFUL APPARATUS
The District may refuse to furnish water or may discontinue service to any premises where any apparatus, applicant or equipment using water is dangerous, unsafe, or unlawful.
REFUSAL OF SERVICE—EXCESSIVE DEMAND BY CUSTOMER
The District may, in the public interest, refuse to furnish water or may discontinue service where excessive demand by one customer may be detrimental to the service, which may be furnished to other customers.
ACCESS TO WATER METERS
Any person who covers or in any way obstructs District’s access to the water meter will be charged the base rate and any estimated usage as calculated in Section 42, plus $100.00 for each billing the obstruction remains over the meter.
DISTRICT METER VALVE
All shut-off valves on the District’s side of the water meter are installed by the District for use by the District. Such shut-off valves shall not be used or in any way tampered with by the Customer.
All meters and meter boxes furnished by the District shall be, and remain, the property of the District. Customer shall provide a space for, and exercise proper case to protect the property of the District on its premises, and in the event of loss or damage to the District’s property arising from neglect of Customer care for same, the cost of necessary repairs or replacement shall be paid for by the Customer.
EMERGENCY SERVICE TO OTHER PROPERTY
The furnishing of water by a customer to premises other than that served by the customer’s service is prohibited, except as may be approved by the District during emergencies, provided that emergency service shall not continue for more than thirty days, and an application for emergency service shall be made to the District within forty-eight hours of the onset of the emergency.
DAMAGE BY HOT WATER
If a meter is damaged by hot water from the customer’s line, the customer will be required to pay for the cost of repair and for the loss of revenue occasioned by the damage, and the customer shall immediately make the necessary corrections to his own water line to prevent further damage to the District meter.
REMOVAL, REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR
All meters, unless otherwise authorized by the District, shall be and remain the property of the District and will not be removed unless the use of water on the premises is to be entirely stopped or the service connection discontinued or abandoned. In all cases where meters are lost, damaged or broken by carelessness or negligence of owners or occupants of the premises, or their employees, contractors or agents, they shall be replaced or repaired by or under the direction of the District, and the cost charged against the owner and/or occupant, and in the case of nonpayment, the water shall be shut off and will not be turned on until such charges and the charge for turning on the water are paid.