§ 93-60. General Policy.
This policy is established to clearly state the procedure which must be followed in order for a connection to
the water system and/or the water system owned by the city and maintained and operated by the Authority
to be considered.
Unauthorized use. It is unlawful for a person to have any connections made to any
premises or to take and use any water from the water system and/or the water system
owned by the city and maintained and operated by the Authority without first obtaining
permission to do so from the Utilities Department and the Water Department. The right to
take and use water distributed through the water system and/or the water system owned
by the city and maintained and operated by the Authority exists only under permit and
approval, and no connection may be made or modified to the water system and/or the
water system owned by the city and maintained and operated by the Authority or to any
privately or publicly owned extension thereof for any purpose unless a permit shall first
have been obtained from the Water Department and the Utilities Department. The
unauthorized connection may result in the termination of water service to the violator, as
well as all other penalties, civil or criminal, as provided by law.
Connections by the Water Department. Except as provided herein, all connections to the
water system (defined as the County's water system in § 93-42) in their entirety,
including the replacement and repair of pavement and sidewalks, shall be made by the
Water Department (or by a contractor specified by the Utilities Director in the event
mutually acceptable terms for such service from the Water Department cannot be
reached). However, the Utilities Department shall have the authority to determine the
location of the connection to be made to the water system. Except as provided herein or
otherwise authorized by the Authority, every connection to the water system owned by
the City and maintained and operated by the Authority shall be made by the Water
Department in its entirety.
Non obligation. The receipt by the Utilities Director of an application for connection or
water service in general, regardless of whether or not accompanied by a deposit, shall not
obligate the Utilities Director or the Authority to render the service applied for.