§ 21-71. Connection to water system.  


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  • (a) Availability defined. The city water system shall be deemed available for the connection of the plumbing of any building as follows:

    (1) Estimated consumption of one thousand (1,000) gallons per day or less. Service is available if a city water line exists in a public easement or right-of-way which abuts the property. Where a building exists prior to June 1, 1996, service is deemed to be available if the connection can be made without unreasonable cost to the property owner and contingent upon the city's ability to provide the required level of service.

    (2) Estimated consumption exceeding one thousand (1,000) gallons per day. Service is available if a city water line exists in a public easement or right-of-way which abuts the property or is within one hundred (100) feet of the property. Where a building exists prior to June 1, 1996, service is deemed to be available if the connection can be made without unreasonable cost to the property owner and contingent upon the city's ability to provide the required level of service.

    (3) Areas zoned or used for industrial or manufacturing purposes or the equivalent. Service is available if a water line exists within one-fourth (¼) mile (one thousand three hundred twenty (1,320) feet) of the development which is accessible via easements or rights-of-way. Where a building exists prior to June 1, 1996, service is deemed to be available if the connection can be made without unreasonable cost to the property owner and contingent upon the city's ability to provide the required level of service.

    (b) Mandatory connection. Where service is deemed to be available, the owner of every lot or parcel of land in the city's utility service area shall connect, or cause the plumbing of any building or buildings thereon to be connected with the water system and use the facilities of such water system. Any such connection shall be made at the expense of the owner and shall be made in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the city commission, which rules and regulations shall provide for reasonable fees and charges for service. This section shall not be construed to entitle any person to cross the private property of another to make such water connection.

(Ord. No. 96-06, § 1, 5-21-96)