Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-79 Private water mains.
(a) Private water mains shall be supplied with water by the
department so long as the mains are
in good condition and do not provide a health hazard.
(b) Private water mains shall not be permitted to occupy
city rights-of-way or easements,
except at the point of connection to the distribution system, unless such mains were in operative
use in the distribution of water prior to the dedication and acceptance of such right-of-way or
(c) Proposed private water mains shall be installed only
under the approval, direction and
inspection of the director.
(d) Private water mains shall be and remain the property
of the individual, corporation or
association claiming ownership; the department shall have no responsibility for their
(e) The department shall not bear the expense of reconnecting
customers from private mains to
the city mains; in all circumstances, the actual cost of labor, equipment and material, plus
overhead, by not more than the standard water service charge, shall be charged the customer.
(Code 1964, § 15.350)