City of Excelsior Springs, MO
Clay County
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Section 700.010 Definition.

[R.O. 2012 §700.010; CC 1973 §36-1]
For the purpose of this Title, the word "utility" shall be construed to mean and include water, sewer, and/or any other utility service furnished by the City to consumers thereof.

Section 700.020 Temporary Interruption of Service.

[R.O. 2012 §700.020; Ord. No. 6142 §15, 4-6-1970; CC 1973 §36-2]
The City reserves the right to cut off any utility service without notice in case of emergencies. When an interruption in service is necessary for maintenance and improvement to the utility system, affected consumers thereof will be notified as circumstances permit.

Section 700.030 Liability of City for Damage.

[R.O. 2012 §700.030; Ord. No. 6142 §15, 4-6-1970; CC 1973 §36-3]
The City shall not be liable for any damage to the property of any consumer of any utility service furnished by the City due to backflow of the sewerage system, failure of the sewer or water supply, interruption of service or any other cause outside the direct control of the City.

Section 700.040 Scope of Title Provisions.

[R.O. 2012 §700.040; CC 1973 §36-4]
All pertinent provisions of this Chapter are hereby made a part of the terms and conditions whereby the City shall furnish any utility service to any person; or whereby the City shall make any utility connections, or perform any work of any kind in connection with the furnishing of any utility service.

Section 700.050 Service to Comply With Technical Regulations.

[R.O. 2012 §700.050; CC 1973 §36-5]
Any utility service furnished under the provisions of this Title shall be in accordance with and compliance with all applicable technical provisions of this Code, State law and City ordinances, rules and regulations.

Section 700.060 Termination for Non-Compliance With Provisions.

[R.O. 2012 §700.060; CC 1973 §36-6; Ord. No. 98-2-15 §1, 2-23-1998]
A. 
The City shall have the right to disconnect or refuse to connect or reconnect any utility service:
1. 
To any person who has failed to comply with the provisions of this Code, State law or City ordinances, rules or regulations, including but not limited to, the payment of personal property taxes;
2. 
To any property which does not meet the provisions of this Code, State law or City ordinances, rules or regulations, or
3. 
Which utility service does not meet the provisions of this Code, State law or City ordinances, rules or regulations.

Section 700.070 Sale of Service by Customer.

[R.O. 2012 §700.070; CC 1973 §36-7]
It shall be unlawful for any person to resell any utility service obtained from the City to others except by units of local government or recognized and licensed utility companies, and then only by special arrangement with the City.

Section 700.080 Utility Service — Application Required.

[R.O. 2012 §700.080; Ord. No. 6372, 12-17-1973]
Any person desiring any utility service furnished by the City shall make application for the same to the City. Such application shall contain the applicant's name, address and the uses for which such utility service is desired.

Section 700.090 Utility Service — Permit.

[R.O. 2012 §700.090; CC 1973 §36-9]
Upon the approval of the application for any utility service the City may issue a permit therefor.

Section 700.100 Utility Service — Use Without Permit.

[R.O. 2012 §700.100; CC 1973 §36-10]
It shall be unlawful for any person not having a permit to use any utility service offered by the City or to make any connection thereto.

Section 700.110 Utility Service — Use Contrary to Permit.

[R.O. 2012 §700.110; CC 1973 §36-11]
Any person having a permit from the City for the use of any utility service offered by the City who shall use such utility service for any purpose other than mentioned in such permit shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation.

Section 700.120 Utility Service — Use Assumed.

[R.O. 2012 §700.120; CC 1973 §36-12]
All premises connected to any utility service of the City shall be assumed to be using such utility service and the owner or occupant shall be charged therefor so long as such premises shall remain connected with the utility service.

Section 700.130 Utility Service — Restricted to One Applicant.

[R.O. 2012 §700.130; CC 1973 §36-13]
It shall be unlawful for any person obtaining any utility service from the City to habitually permit any other person to use such utility service.

Section 700.140 Separate Connections.

[R.O. 2012 §700.140; Ord. No. 6142 §9, 4-6-1970; CC 1973 §36-14]
Every building, structure or consumer in the City shall have a separate utility service connection unless permission is authorized in writing by the City.

Section 700.150 Connections to Service.

[R.O. 2012 §700.150; CC 1973 §36-15]
Connections for any utility service furnished by the City shall be made only by the City under the supervision of the City.

Section 700.160 Plumbing Inspection Outside City.

[R.O. 2012 §700.160; CC 1973 §36-16]
In order to protect the City water supply, the City shall not make any water or sewer taps outside the City limits until the plumbing of the premises involved has been inspected and approved by the City, which inspection shall be made only after deposit of the stipulated fee for such inspection by the property owner. The plumbing shall be in accordance with the Plumbing Code of the City.

Section 700.170 Consumers to Maintain Own Service.

[R.O. 2012 §700.170; CC 1973 §36-17]
All persons taking any utility service from the City shall keep their own service pipes, cocks and apparatus in good repair, and protect the same from frost at their own risk and expense, and shall prevent all unnecessary waste.