Chapter 13.12


13.12.010    Application procedure.

13.12.020    Accepted application considered.

13.12.040    Location change – Cost provisions.

13.12.050    New pipes.

13.12.060    Owner responsibility for leaks – Meters to be city responsibility.

13.12.070    Out-of-town service.

13.12.010 Application procedure.

All application for water service installations and for water service shall be made at the office of the director on forms furnished by the city which applicant shall supplement with such information as deemed necessary by the director. All applications shall be made by the owner of the property to be served or his authorized agent, and all accounts shall be in the name of the owner of such property. No person shall make any connection with either the domestic system or add to an existing connection with any additional unit without first obtaining a permit as herein required. Water meters shall be installed by the city on all domestic water service lines as required herein. (Ord. 1140 § 1, 1994; Ord. 240 Art. 3 § 1, 1958)

13.12.020 Accepted application considered.

In case the premises of the application for water service are connected for service as a result of his application being accepted, the application given in writing shall be considered as a contract in which the applicant agrees to abide by such rates, rules and regulations as are in effect at the time of signing the application or as may be adopted thereafter by the city, and to pay all bills promptly. (Ord. 240 Art. 3 § 2, 1958)

13.12.040 Location change – Cost provisions.

When it is necessary for the convenience of the city or because of the installation of new water mains, or for any other reason, to change an existing domestic water meter, or domestic water service location, such new location shall be made at the cost and expense of the water department, except that the property owner shall reinstall his domestic water service pipes to connect with the water meter as relocated at his own expense. (Ord. 240 Art. 3 § 4, 1958)

13.12.050 New pipes.

All new service pipes shall be placed not less than 18 inches below the surface of the ground. (Ord. 240 Art. 3 § 5, 1958)

13.12.060 Owner responsibility for leaks – Meters to be city responsibility.

Owners of services are responsible for all leaks or damage on account of leaks from privately owned services. Privately owned services shall include all domestic service lines lying in or under the consumer’s property. All water meters shall be and remain the property of the city and the responsibility of the city. Such meters may be removed, replaced or changed as to size and type by the water department whenever deemed necessary. (Ord. 240 Art. 3 § 6, 1958)

13.12.070 Out-of-town service.

The city will not provide for city water and/or sanitary sewer service for any person and/or entity developing property and/or residing outside the city limits of the city, unless the person and/or entity shall agree to annex their respective property to the city as soon as such annexation is available. Each person and/or entity shall enter into a contractual agreement binding the person and/or entity to annexation of the unincorporated property when annexation is available. (Ord. 1140 § 1, 1994)