Chapter 13.36
OFFENSES – PENALTIES

Sections:

13.36.010    Tampering with system prohibited.

13.36.020    Unauthorized digging in street or sidewalk prohibited.

13.36.030    Theft of water.

13.36.040    Violation – Penalties.

13.36.010 Tampering with system prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person except when duly authorized by the administrative head of the utility or by a member of the fire department, to open, operate, close, turn on, turn off, interfere with, attach any pipe or hose to, or connect anything with any fire hydrant, stop valve, or stop cock belonging to the city. (Ord. 780 § 1, 1975; Ord. 416 § 7.01, 1968)

13.36.020 Unauthorized digging in street or sidewalk prohibited.

No person shall dig into any street or sidewalk for the purpose of laying, moving or repairing any water service line, water main, valve, hydrant, or cock, without having secured permission so to do from the administrative head of the utility. (Ord. 780 § 1, 1975; Ord. 416 § 7.02, 1968)

13.36.030 Theft of water.

A. No person shall bypass any water meter, damage, or tamper with the meter with intent to prevent or alter its recording of water, tap a water line, connect to a water hydrant, or in any other way tamper with any part of the water system with intent to secure water without paying therefor or without properly making the applications or paying the deposits required by this title.

B. In addition to the other penalties for such act provided by this title, any person found guilty of such act may be denied water service for a period not in excess of one year, and may be required to post a cash bond equal to 10 times his ordinary anticipated monthly billing as a precondition of future service. (Ord. 416 § 7.03, 1968)

13.36.040 Violation – Penalties.

Every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this title shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every firm or corporation convicted of a violation of any provision of this title shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.00. (Ord. 416 § 7.04, 1968)