§ 93-71. General Policy. 
This policy is established to clearly state the procedure which must be followed in order for a customer to
receive water service.  
A.
Unauthorized use. It is unlawful for a person to alter the water system and/or the water 
system owned by the City and maintained and operated by the Authority in any way to 
receive water service 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 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. 
Violation of this section may result in the termination of water service to the violator, as 
well as all other penalties, civil or criminal, as provided by law.  
B.
Service by the Water Department. All water service from the water system (defined as 
the County's water system in § 93-42) will be turned on 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) and may not be turned on by
the customer. All water service from the water system owned by the city and maintained 
and operated by the Authority shall be made by the Water Department and may not be 
turned on by the customer.