13.16.110 – Service pipes - Maintenance

In the event a break or leak develops in the water service pipe, the city shall be responsible for repair if such leak is located on the city's side of the shutoff valve or curb stop (between the center of the shutoff valve or curb stop and the main), and the customer shall be responsible for the repair of any leaks on the customer’s side of the shutoff valve or curb stop (between the center of the shutoff valve or curb stop and the water meter location).  In the event of a leak on the customer’s side, if the customer refuses or fails to make necessary repairs, or in the case of an emergency as determined by the Director of Public Works or his designee, or where such opportunity is not feasible, and determined in the best interest of public health and safety, the city will make the necessary repairs at the expense of the customer.  Failure of the customer to allow such repairs to be made shall be sufficient cause for discontinuance of service.

(2007-M-82: § 1; 1997-M-100: § 1; Prior code: § 15.203)