Chapter 14.02


14.02.010    Water hydrant use.

14.02.020    Repealed.

14.02.030    Schedule of water tapping charges.

14.02.040    System development charges.

14.02.050    Protests to fees and charges.

14.02.060    Meter tests.

14.02.070    Discontinuance and restoration of service.

14.02.110    Waste of water prohibited.

14.02.120    Permit required for connection and construction.

14.02.130    Application for building permit required before issuance of water permit.

14.02.140    Description of service.

14.02.150    Application for service.

14.02.160    Notices.

14.02.180    Continuity of service.

14.02.190    Main extensions.

14.02.200    Fire protection.

14.02.210    Temporary service.

14.02.220    Service connections and customer’s facilities.

14.02.230    Service line and facilities installed by customer.

14.02.240    Service to separate premises and multiple units, and resale of water.

14.02.250    Private use of city hydrant or valve.

14.02.260    Interference with municipal water supply system property.

14.02.261    Connection, turn-on and turn-off at water meter – Permission.

14.02.262    Illegal turn-on – Penalty.

14.02.270    Reservoir restrictions.

14.02.280    Watershed restriction.

14.02.290    Connection with municipal water supply.

14.02.300    Special contracts.

14.02.310    Severability.

14.02.320    Violation – Notice.

14.02.330    Violation – Penalty.

*Prior legislation: Ords. 2383, 2384, 2417, 2423, 2536 and 2588.

14.02.010 Water hydrant use.

(1) All users proposing to take water from a fire hydrant standpipe shall only take water from a hydrant or standpipe designated by the city and the charge shall be the current bimonthly service charge for a three-inch meter and the current commercial rate per 100 cubic feet (hcf) for consumption. The service charge will be prorated on a monthly basis.

(2) All applicants proposing to take water from a water hydrant or standpipe shall be required to complete an application for hydrant use which shall be accompanied by a $1,000 refundable deposit for a three-inch meter or a $300.00 deposit for a 3/4-inch meter and a $25.00 nonrefundable application processing fee. The completed application shall be returned to utility billing at 1100 39th Avenue S.E., Puyallup, WA 98374.

(3) The application shall be reviewed by the water division of the public works department. Within three working days following receipt of the application, a decision will be made on whether or not the proposed use is acceptable. Following acceptance of the specified use, a water specialist shall meet with the applicant to provide the hydrant use permit, the meter and identify the hydrant to be used. The water specialist will review the hydrant use guide with the applicant and provide the applicant with a copy of the guide which will include the billing procedures. The applicant will sign the meter receipt portion of the application.

(4) The city may provide on-site monitoring of hydrant use on a random basis. Any applicant found to be in violation of the connection or operational procedures as stated in the hydrant use guide will be required to turn in their meter. This includes any damage to the public water system caused by the improper operation of a hydrant. In addition, all hydrant privileges will be revoked, the deposit will not be refunded and the city may choose to initiate legal action.

(5) Consumption amounts will be based on the actual usage as stated on the applicant’s meter on a bimonthly basis. The consumption and the corresponding service charges will be based on the current commercial rates. The applicant will be responsible for bringing the meter to utility billing Monday through Wednesday of the fourth week of each even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October, December) between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. so that the meter reading can be verified. If the meter is not read during the required week, a flat fee of $200.00 will be imposed, the meter will be confiscated and privileges for hydrant use will be revoked.

(6) Notification of discontinuation of hydrant use must be made in writing by the applicant to utility billing at 1100 39th Avenue S.E., Puyallup, WA 98374. At that time, the meter must be returned. If the meter is returned in proper working order, the paperwork to refund the full deposit will be forwarded to accounts payable. If the meter is not returned or requires major repairs, the deposit will not be refunded. Minor repair costs under $50.00 will be deducted from the deposit and the balance will be refunded.

(7) Exemptions:

(a) Any contractor working under a current city contract is exempt from processing fees as stated in this chapter. The contractor remains responsible for following the proper metering procedures for hydrant use as outlined in the hydrant use guide and for following proper billing procedures. Billing for service charges and consumption will be performed as outlined in this chapter.

(b) Any use of meters to maintain the fire flow system may be obtained directly from the water division without a deposit. The consumption charges will be based on the meter readings. (Ord. 2862 § 1, 2006; Ord. 2593 § 1, 1999).

14.02.020 Water truck use.

Repealed by Ord. 2862. (Ord. 2593 § 1, 1999).

14.02.030 Schedule of water tapping charges.

(1) Water Tapping Charges.

(a) The following tapping charges will be collected at the time application is made for water service, unless otherwise required by this chapter:

Meter Size

Meter Set Only

Tapping Charges Meter Set
and Service Line

5/8" and 3/4"












3", 4", 6" and larger

Actual time and materials plus costs.

* The fee shall be established, and may be changed, pursuant to Chapter 1.13 PMC.

(b) In extreme circumstances, the tapping charges described in subsection (1)(a) of this section are not sufficient to cover the actual cost incurred by the city. In those instances, the tapping fee for water service shall be the actual cost of labor and materials including indirect costs.

(c) The tapping charges described in subsection (1)(a) of this section do not apply for service under private fire protection provided no other service or connections are made on the fire line. The tapping fee for a fire protection service shall be the actual cost of labor and materials including indirect costs.

(d) The tapping charges may be waived by the director in those instances where the city receives benefits equal, or nearly equal to such fee. (Ord. 3064 § 2, 2014; Ord. 2593 § 1, 1999).

14.02.040 System development charges.

System development charges include pro rata shares of the costs of existing and planned facilities. Revenues from system development charges minimize the impact to existing customers to construct new facilities required to accommodate growth. System development charges are stated in terms of a cost per ERU (equivalent residential unit) and are specified in the 2010 Water, Sewer, and Storm and Surface Water System Development Charges Study. Each new connection to the water system shall pay a system development charge calculated by multiplying the SDC rate ($/ERU) as specified in the most recent budget adopted by the city council by the number of ERUs as shown on the following schedule:

SDC ERU Schedule 

Water Customer Description

No. of ERUs

Single-family dwelling


Accessory dwelling units




First unit


Each additional unit


Mobile home subdivision, pad


Recreational vehicle park, each space


Motel/hotel, each unit


Hospital, rest home, each 6 beds




First 15 fixture unit weights


Each additional fixture unit weight


(Ord. 3203 § 1, 2019; Ord. 3115 § 1, 2016; Ord. 2806 § 1, 2004; Ord. 2593 § 1, 1999).

14.02.050 Protests to fees and charges.

(1) If any customer is dissatisfied with a fee or charge imposed in this chapter, the customer may file a written protest with the public works director setting forth their objections provided such protest is filed within 15 calendar days of the assessment of the fee or charge.

(2) Upon receipt of any such protest, the public works director or a designee shall, within 15 calendar days, make a determination in writing as to the correctness of the fee or charge.

(3) If the customer is dissatisfied with the decision, the customer may appeal to the council provided such appeal is filed within 10 calendar days of receipt of the public works department’s decision. (Ord. 2593 § 1, 1999).

14.02.060 Meter tests.

(1) A customer may request that the city test the meter at the service address in question. The customer will be required to make a deposit with the city prior to the test being performed. Should the meter be found to be defective, the deposit shall be returned. If the meter is found to be accurate, in accordance with accepted American Water Works Association methods, the deposit shall be kept by the city.

Meter Size


1" or smaller


1-1/2" – 2-1/2"








8" or larger


(2) The customer or his representative must be present at the time of the test which shall be set at the time and date mutually agreed upon. In any case, the test shall be performed within 10 days of the request. A report showing the results of the test will be furnished within 15 days after completion of the test, a copy of which will be mailed to the customer.

(a) Fast Meters. When, upon test, any meter is found to be registering more than two percent fast, the city will refund to the customer the deposit and the amount of the overcharge based on corrected meter readings for the period the meter was in use at the customer’s premises, but not to exceed the preceding six months, whichever is shorter.

(b) Slow Meters. When, upon test, a meter is found to be registering more than two percent slow, the city may bill the customer for the amount of the undercharge based on corrected meter readings for the period the meter was in use at the customer’s premises, but not to exceed the preceding six months, whichever is shorter. The deposit will be refunded.

(c) Nonregistering Meters. When, upon a test, a meter is found to be nonregistering, the city may bill the customer for water consumed while the meter was nonregistering for a period not exceeding three months at an estimate of the consumption based upon the customer’s prior use during the same season of the previous year or upon another customer of the same class. In all cases, if it is found that the error in a meter is due to some cause, the date of which can be fixed, the overcharge or undercharge will be computed back to, but not beyond such date. The deposit will be refunded. (Ord. 2593 § 1, 1999).

14.02.070 Discontinuance and restoration of service.

(1) Discontinuance of Service by Customer – Nonemergency.

(a) A customer may have service discontinued by giving not less than five days’ advance notice thereof to the city. Charges for service shall be required to be paid until the requested date of discontinuance or such later date as will provide not less than the required five days’ advance notice.

(b) When such notice is not given, the customer may be required to pay for service until five days after the city has knowledge that the customer has vacated the premises or has otherwise discontinued water service.

(2) Discontinuance of Service by Customer – Emergency. When an emergency discontinuance is requested by the customer for such reasons as leaks, burst pipes, etc., the city will make every effort to shut off the service as quickly as possible. In an emergency situation, charges will not be made for one visit to shut off the service and one visit to restore the service. Each return visit to the customer’s premises will require payment of $25.00 per visit, which the city will add to the monthly bill.

(3) Discontinuance of Service by City.

(a) Noncompliance with Chapter. The city may discontinue service to any customer for violation of this chapter after it has given the customer at least five days’ written notice of such intention. Where the safety of water supply is endangered, service may be discontinued immediately without notice.

(b) Waste of Water. Where negligent or wasteful use of water exists on or from a customer’s premises, the city may discontinue the service if such practices are not remedied within five days after it has given the customer written notice of such effect.

(c) Unsafe Apparatus or Where Service is Detrimental to the City or its Customers. If any unsafe or hazardous condition is found to exist on the customer’s premises, or if the use of water thereon by apparatus, appliances, equipment or otherwise is found to be detrimental or damaging to the city or its customers, the service may be discontinued without notice. The city will notify the customer immediately of the reasons for the discontinuance and the corrective action to be taken by the customer before service can be restored.

(d) Fraudulent Use of Service. When the city has discovered that a customer has obtained service by fraudulent means, or has diverted the water service for unauthorized use, the service to that customer may be discontinued without notice. The city will not restore service to such customer until that customer has complied with all ordinances and reasonable requirements of the city and the city has been reimbursed for the full amount of the service rendered and the actual cost to the city incurred by reason of the fraudulent use.

(4) Restoration of Service.

(a) Reconnection Charge. Where service has been discontinued for violation of this chapter or for nonpayment of bills, see PMC 14.01.100.

(b) To Be Made During Regular Working Hours. The city will endeavor to make reconnections during regular working hours on the day of the request, if conditions permit; otherwise, reconnections will be made on the regular working day following the day the request is made.

(c) To Be Made at Other Than Regular Working Hours. When a customer has requested that the reconnection be made at other than regular working hours, the city will reasonably endeavor to so make the reconnection if practicable under the circumstances but will be under no obligation to do so, unless an emergency exists.

(5) Conditions for Refusal. The city may refuse to serve an applicant for service under any of the following conditions:

(a) If the applicant fails to comply with this chapter;

(b) If the intended use of the service is of such a nature that it will be detrimental or injurious to existing customers;

(c) If, in the judgment of the city, the applicant’s installation for utilizing the service is unsafe or hazardous or subject to freezing, or of such a nature that satisfactory service cannot be rendered;

(d) Where service has been discontinued for fraudulent use, the city will not serve an applicant until it is determined that all conditions of fraudulent use or practice have been discontinued.

(6) Notice to Customer. When an applicant has been refused service under the provisions of this section, the city will notify the applicant promptly of the reason for the refusal to serve and of the right of the applicant to appeal the decision to the council. (Ord. 2593 § 1, 1999).

14.02.110 Waste of water prohibited.

It is unlawful for anyone to waste water. For the purposes of this section, “waste” means the excessive irrigation or sprinkling from public mains of lawn, gardens, trees, grass, shrubbery or vegetation which causes water to run into any street, alley or sidewalk; provided nothing in this section shall be construed as to apply to the accidental breaking of any hose, water pipe, or other irrigation device unless same is not abated within two hours after personal notice of such break is given the person owning, controlling or maintaining the same or having any pecuniary interest therein. If such breaks are not repaired, or the water turned off within the specified time, it shall be the duty of the public works department to cause the water to be shut off, and it is unlawful for any person to again turn on such water until proper repairs have been made. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.120 Permit required for connection and construction.

(1) Connection. Connection to the city’s water system shall only be made after the issuance of a water permit by the department.

(2) Construction.

(a) No person, other than employees of the department, persons contracting to do work for the city, or maintenance workers of the department, shall construct or cause to be constructed, or alter or cause to be altered, any public main, service connection, service piping, water pumping facility, or surface water division structure of the city’s or other water facility within the city which would allow connection to the city’s facilities without first obtaining approval of water construction plans from the department and obtaining a construction permit therefor.

(b) The applicant shall submit to the department for approval construction plans and such specifications and other details as required to describe fully the proposed construction. The department may require that the plans shall have been prepared under the supervision of and shall be signed by an engineer of suitable training registered in the state of Washington.

(c) Plans for construction shall not be approved by the department for any facility which would constitute a cross-connection.

(d) Approval of plans for water construction shall expire one year after the date of approval unless construction has been initiated.

(e) Permits for construction can only be issued to persons properly licensed by the state of Washington and city of Puyallup to perform the type of work contemplated and, in the opinion of the director, the applicant has had sufficient experience to satisfactorily do the work.

(f) All construction shall be done in accordance with the city of Puyallup Code of Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.130 Application for building permit required before issuance of water permit.

(1) No water permit shall be issued for a parcel of land unless and until application has been made for a building permit for construction upon the same parcel. Exception: Notwithstanding the above, the director may issue a water permit prior to an application for a building permit for good cause appearing, such as to service agricultural or horticultural uses.

(2) In the event that a building permit is revoked or expires for any reason prior to the completion of the structure described in the building permit, the water permit shall be void and of no effect. Upon application of the permittee, the department shall refund all fees paid for the water permit. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.140 Description of service.

(1) Quality. The city will provide water that conforms to applicable state and federal regulations established for the particular use.

(2) Area Served. The city will provide water service to the city of Puyallup and other areas as authorized by the council. The council may contract to serve other areas outside of the city of Puyallup from time to time and establish rates therefor, which rates shall not be less than the rates charged to city of Puyallup customers. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.150 Application for service.

The application is merely a written request for service and does not bind the applicant to take service for a period longer than that upon which the bimonthly service charge is based; neither does it bind the city to serve except under reasonable conditions.

(1) Each applicant for service shall be required to sign, on a form provided by the city, an application which shall set forth:

(a) Date of application;

(b) Name and social security number of applicant;

(c) Location of premises to be served;

(d) Size and location of water service;

(e) Date applicant will be ready for service;

(f) Whether the premises have been heretofore supplied with water by the city or its predecessors;

(g) Purposes for which water service is to be used, including the number of dwelling units, if any, being served;

(h) Address to which bills are to be mailed or delivered;

(i) Whether the applicant is the owner or tenant of, or agent for the premises and if tenant, the name of the property owner;

(j) Such information as the city may reasonably require;

(k) The application or the depositing of any sum of money by the applicant shall not require the city to render service until the expiration of such time as may be reasonably required by the city to determine if the applicant has complied with this chapter and as may be reasonably required to install the required service facilities.

(2) Two or more parties who join the one application for service shall be jointly and severally liable for payment of bills and shall be billed by means of single periodic bills.

(3) A customer making any material change in the size, character or extent of the equipment or operations for which the city’s service is utilized shall immediately file a new application for additional service. A change in a customer’s service which requires the installation of a different or additional meter, when made at the customer’s request, shall be made by the city at the customer’s expense. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.160 Notices.

Notice to a customer will normally be in writing and will be delivered or mailed to the customer’s last known address. In emergencies, or when circumstances warrant, the city will endeavor to promptly notify the customer affected and may make such notification orally, either in person or by telephone. A customer may make notification in writing to the city at its billing office or at the department of public works. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.180 Continuity of service.

(1) Emergency Interruptions.

(a) The city will make reasonable efforts, in accordance with prudent utility practice, to prevent interruptions to service, and, when such interruptions occur, will endeavor to establish service without unreasonable delay, consistent with the safety of its customers and the general public.

(b) The city will not be liable for interruptions or shortage or insufficiency of supply or any loss or damage of any kind or character occasioned thereby, if same is caused by act of God, fire, strike, riot, war, accident, breakdown, action by governmental agency or other cause beyond the control of the city.

(2) Scheduled Interruptions. Whenever the city finds it necessary to schedule an interruption to its service, it will, within 24 hours, where feasible, notify all customers to be affected by the interruption, stating the approximate time and anticipated duration of the interruption. Scheduled interruptions will be made at such hours as will provide the least inconvenience to the customers consistent with reasonable city operations.

(3) Apportionment of Supply During Times of Shortage. During time of threatened or actual water shortage, the city will apportion its available water supply among its customers as directed by the council. In any event, it will apportion the supply in the manner that appears most equitable under the circumstances then prevailing, and with due regard to public health and safety. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.190 Main extensions.

(1) General Requirements. Water main lines shall be extended by the applicant from the city’s existing system to the proposed place of water use if:

(a) The proposed place of use is within 300 feet of the existing system; or

(b) Adequate fire protection can only be provided by connection to the city system, in the judgement of the city.

(2) Location. Wherever possible, the line shall be located in public rights-of-way and as directed by the city. Where it is not possible to locate the line in the public right-of-way, the applicant shall provide all necessary easements for the proper operation and maintenance of the line. The location and dimensions of such easements shall be as determined by the city.

(3) Size. The size of the line shall be as determined by the city, but in no case shall the line be less than that necessary to provide adequate fire protection for the property being serviced. At the option of the city, the applicant may be required to have his proposal analyzed to determine system capability to provide such fire protection. Any costs for such analysis shall be borne by the applicant. In such case, the minimum water main size shall be no less than four inches.

(4) Participation by City. Where the line is oversized, the city may pay for the oversizing. At least three proposals may be required which show the cost of the line required by the applicant and the cost of the oversize requested by the city. The city shall have the right to select the proposal most beneficial to the city, or to reject all proposals.

(5) System Capability. Where an analysis of the system shows that existing portions of the system are not capable of providing adequate flow or storage, the applicant may be required to correct the deficiencies as part of the main line extension.

(6) Any facilities installed pursuant to this section become the property of the city upon inspection and approval of the city. (Ord. 2645 § 1, 2000; Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.200 Fire protection.

Fire protection service will be installed at the expense of the applicant. Fire hydrants and private and public fire protection facilities will be installed to the requirements of the city. Facilities will be maintained at the expense of the customer, except that public fire hydrants will be maintained by the city. Where, in the judgment of the city, fire protection facilities installed by the customer benefit other existing customers, the city may participate in the cost of the facilities to the extent of the benefit. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.210 Temporary service.

The city will, if no undue hardship to its existing customers will result therefrom, furnish temporary service under the following conditions:

(1) The applicant will be required to pay to the city, in advance, the estimated net cost of installing and removing facilities necessary to furnish the service.

(2) Where the duration of service is to exceed one month, the applicant may also be required to establish credit in the manner prescribed. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.220 Service connections and customer’s facilities.

(1) Service Connections. The city will install a service connection of suitable capacity, from its reasonably adjacent water main to a point to be determined by the city, between the existing or proposed curb line and the property line of the premises abutting upon a street or other thoroughfare, to serve a justified need of a permanent customer. The customer shall pay the established cost as detailed in this chapter. Only duly authorized employees or agents of the city will be permitted to install a service connection.

(2) Meters. The city will install one meter incident to its furnishing water service to the customer’s premises, except in instances where the city deems that its operating convenience and necessity dictate the installation of two or more meters. Under such circumstances, the city will bear the expense of the installation of additional meters. Where the installation of additional meters is requested by the customer for the customer’s convenience or necessity, the customer shall bear the expense of installing such meter. In addition, where the installation of additional meters, at the customer’s request, is to provide additional capacity, the customer shall pay the appropriate connection charge.

(3) Cross-Connection Protective Devices.

(a) In conjunction with the Uniform Plumbing Code Chapter 10, State of Washington cross-connection regulations and the current edition of the Cross Connection Control Manual – Accepted Procedure and Practice, published by the Pacific Northwest Section, American Water Works Association, the city is committed to protect the health of the water consumer and the potability of the water in the distribution system. Inspection and regulation of all actual or potential cross-connections between potable and nonpotable systems is required in order to minimize the danger of contamination or pollution of the public potable water supply. Controlling and preventing cross-connections is accomplished by either removing the cross-connection or installing an approved backflow prevention assembly to protect the public potable water supply.

(b) The city of Puyallup is required to eliminate or control all cross-connections throughout its service area. Therefore, anyone wanting or using water from the city of Puyallup is required to comply with these regulations. The owner of the property in which a cross-connection occurs is fully responsible for all damages incurred.

(c) The public works director will enforce the provisions of this title. The public works director may delegate responsibilities to a certified cross-connection control specialist/inspector. The provisions of this title may supersede state regulations but in no case shall they be less stringent. All approved standards shall be approved by the city of Puyallup and the public works director. All backflow prevention assemblies required by this ordinance shall be a model approved by the Washington State Department of Health Drinking Water Program.

(d) Approved backflow prevention assemblies required by this title shall be installed under the direction of the water department supervisor or his designee.

(e) All RPBAs, RPDAs, DCVAs, DCDAs, and PVBAs are required to be tested at least annually and all air gaps installed in lieu of an approved backflow prevention assembly shall be inspected at least annually. Completed test reports shall be returned to the city of Puyallup within 30 days after receipt of the yearly test notification. Tests and inspections may be required on a more frequent basis at the discretion of the public works director.

(f) Authorized employees of the city of Puyallup with proper identification shall have free access at reasonable hours of the day to all parts of a premises or within buildings to which water is supplied. Water service shall be refused or terminated to any premises for failure to allow necessary inspections.

(g) Failure of the customer to cooperate in the installation, maintenance, repair, inspection or testing of backflow prevention assemblies required by this title shall be grounds for termination of water service to the premises or the requirement for an air gap separation.

(4) The service connections, meters, and other facilities furnished by the city and located wholly or partially upon customer’s premises are the property of the city, which has the right to repair, replace and remove them upon discontinuance of service.

(5) The city will not be responsible for the installation and maintenance of the water lines beyond the end of the city’s service connection or meter.

(6) The city shall have at all reasonable times the right of ingress to and egress from the customer’s premises for any purpose properly connected with the service of water to the customer.

(7) The city will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused by any negligence or wrongful act of a customer or his authorized representative in installing, maintaining, operating or using any or all appliances, facilities, or equipment for which water service is supplied. The customer will be held responsible for damage to the city’s facilities and other property resulting from the use and operation of appliances and facilities on customer’s premises, including damage caused by steam, hot water, chemicals, etc. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.230 Service line and facilities installed by customer.

In special cases where extension of city’s mains to a point adjacent to customer’s premises is not feasible, in the opinion of the city, the customer may lay service pipe, at his own expense, from point of use to point where tap can be made directly to the city’s then-existing main. In such cases, the city shall be obligated to maintain reasonable pressure and flow at the point of connection to its main only, and the customer shall assume all responsibility and cost for maintenance, operation and replacement of their service line and the pressure and flow therein. If additional facilities, including but not limited to a booster pump, should be required in customer’s service, above the pressure delivered normally by the city at the point of connection of the customer’s line to the city’s main, the customer shall provide, operate, maintain and replace such facilities, all at the customer’s own expense. The city shall at no time in the future be required to lay additional main beyond the original point of delivery to supply water to said customer or others supplied through said customer’s service. The original customer shall pay all charges for water delivered through the service, at point of connection to the main, whether to their own premises or those of others which may be connected to such service. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.240 Service to separate premises and multiple units, and resale of water.

(1) Number of Services to Separate Premises. Separate premises under single control or management will be supplied through separate individual service pipes and meters unless the city elects otherwise.

(2) Service to Multiple Units on Same Premises. Separate houses, buildings, living or business quarters on the same premises or on adjoining premises, under a single control or management, will be served through separate service pipes and meters to each or any unit and the piping system from each service will be independent of the others, and not interconnected.

(3) Resale of Water. Except by special agreement with the city, no customer shall resell any of the water received from the city, nor shall such water be delivered to premises other than those specified in such customer’s application for service. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.250 Private use of city hydrant or valve.

It is unlawful for any person except when duly authorized by the director, or who shall be a member of the fire or public works department, to open, operate, close, turn on, turn off, interfere with, obstruct any access to, attach any pipe or hose to or connect anything with any fire hydrant or valve belonging to the city. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.260 Interference with municipal water supply system property.

It is unlawful for any person to obstruct access to, disturb, interfere with or damage any water main, water pipe, water meter, machinery, tool, or any other appliances, buildings belonging to, connected with, or under the control of the municipal water supply system of the city. (Ord. 2619 § 1, 1999; Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.261 Connection, turn-on and turn-off at water meter – Permission.

It is unlawful for any plumber, contractor or other person to make a connection to the city water mains or make a connection with any conduits, pipes or fixtures connected therewith, or to connect pipes that have been disconnected, or to turn water on or off at any water meter without the prior permission of the water division. (Ord. 2619 § 2, 1999).

14.02.262 Illegal turn-on – Penalty.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to turn on water, or suffer or cause it to be turned on, after the water supply has been locked off at the meter for nonpayment or fraudulent use. If an illegal turn-on is found, the city of Puyallup water division may turn off the water without notice. If any person commits an illegal water turn-on a second time, the water meter may be removed by the city of Puyallup water division without notice. If the water meter is removed and any person connects to a city water main with an illegal apparatus, the service may be disconnected at the service line in the street without notice.

(2) Any person who turns on water, or suffers or otherwise causes the same to be turned on, after the supply has been locked off or otherwise disconnected at the service line shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as set forth in PMC 14.02.330. (Ord. 2619 § 3, 1999).

14.02.270 Reservoir restrictions.

It is unlawful for any person to bathe in, fish in or throw any substance into any reservoir, or place any foreign substance upon any grounds belonging to, connected with or under the control of the municipal water supply of the city. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.280 Watershed restriction.

It is unlawful for any unauthorized person to enter any watershed, connected with or under the control of the municipal water supply of the city. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.290 Connection with municipal water supply.

It is unlawful for any person to make connection with any fixtures or connect any pipe with any water main or water supply belonging to the municipal water supply system without first obtaining permission to do so from the director. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.300 Special contracts.

Nothing contained herein shall limit the authority of the city council to enter into special contractual arrangements with large commercial water users when such contracts would serve to enhance the economic base of the city of Puyallup. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.310 Severability.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this chapter is, for any reason, held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of this chapter. (Ord. 2384 § 1, 1993).

14.02.320 Violation – Notice.

Any person known to be violating any provision of this chapter shall be served by the city with written notice, either by certified mail or door tag, unless stated otherwise in the applicable section. The notice shall state the nature of the violation and provide a time limit for the satisfactory correction of the violation. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations. (Ord. 2619 § 4, 1999).

14.02.330 Violation – Penalty.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction thereof, a fine in an amount not exceeding $1,000 and/or by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, for each violation shall be imposed. Each day in which a violation continues shall be deemed to be a separate offense. (Ord. 2619 § 5, 1999).