[CC 1985 §22-106; Ord. No. 1660 §22(A), 2-2-1956; Ord. No. 1660E §1, 5-20-1980]
Water from the waterworks system of the City shall be furnished only through meters furnished by the City.
[CC 1985 §22-107; Ord. No. 1660 §22(A), 2-2-1956]
When requesting the installation of any water meter, the consumer will be required to furnish information as to the amount of his/her contemplated water demand and the City shall then determine the proper type and size of meter to be installed. Except in special cases, the supply of water through each water service shall be recorded through one (1) meter. Unless otherwise determined, meters with inlet and outlet opening up to two (2) inches, inclusive, may be of the disc type. When meters with openings two (2) inches or larger are required, the City shall determine the type to be used, except when used on fire protection services, in which case special type meters prescribed by the City shall be used. All water services one and one-half (1½) inches and larger shall be installed with full size meter bypass, equipped with a wheel operated gate valve and with wheel operated meter control valves at inlet and outlet of meter. On services two (2) inches to six (6) inches inclusive, there shall be installed between the meter and outlet valve a test tee having a two (2) inch flanged wheel gate valve.
[CC 1985 §22-108; Ord. No. 1660 §22(B), 2-2-1956]
All meter boxes or meter tile are to be placed at or near the property line and are not to be installed within the customer's premises unless special circumstances warrant it. All meter boxes, frames and lids must be of an approved type as determined by the water department superintendent.
A permanent meter box of brick or concrete for large size meters or eighteen (18) inches by three (3) feet vitrified clay or precast concrete meter tile with iron frame and cover shall be installed at a depth that the top of the cover is approximately at ground level.
The meter yoke to be installed in the tile shall place the meter not less than fifteen (15) inches nor more than eighteen (18) inches below the top of the cover.
The consumer shall not plant vegetation or place any yard ornamentation or any other objects that will obstruct easy access to the water meter for reading or maintenance.
[CC 1985 §22-109; Ord. No. 1660 §22(C), 2-2-1956]
Customers must take necessary precautions to prevent pipes and meters from freezing in cold weather and must keep the meter boxes free from water at all times.
[CC 1985 §22-110; Ord. No. 1660 §22(D), 2-2-1956]
Water services installed to supply standpipes and sprinkler systems for fire protection only will be subject to metering and other regulations and complete specifications for proposed work shall be submitted to the City before connection to the water distribution system will be made. Unmetered fire protection services shall be installed in such a manner that all outlets subject to sealings will be exposed and easily accessible for inspecting of seals at any time. No connections for any other purpose whatever will be permitted to unmetered fire services.
[CC 1985 §22-111; Ord. No. 1660 §22(E), 2-2-1956]
The customers shall be liable for the water consumption as shown by the meter whether used, wasted or caused by leakage or otherwise, provided that whenever the City shall find any meter not registering, then an average bill may be rendered based at the option of the City on either the nearest preceding three (3) months' average use when in good order or based on the same month of the preceding year if seasonable use. Whenever the City shall have reason to believe that the meter is not registering correctly, then an average bill as stated above may be rendered and the meter removed for testing and should such average bill prove to be incorrectly estimated, either by actual test or by actual water consumption after being replaced by a correct meter, then such bill so rendered shall be revised to conform to the same.
[CC 1985 §22-112; Ord. No. 1660 §22(F), 2-2-1956]
The City will make periodic tests and inspections of its meters in order to maintain them at a high standard of accuracy and will make a test of the accuracy of any water meter upon request of a customer provided that it has not been tested within twelve (12) months previous to such request for a fee as set out in Section 700.090(C).
Any meter registering not more than two percent (2%) fast or slow shall be considered satisfactory as to accuracy requirements.
[CC 1985 §22-114; Ord. No. 1660 §22(H), 2-2-1956]
The City will maintain and repair its meters at its own expense, except should a meter be damaged by freezing, hot water or otherwise due to negligence of the customer, the cost of such repairs shall be charged to the customer.
[CC 1985 §22-115; Ord. No. 1660 §22(I), 2-2-1956]
Plumbers shall notify the City whenever it is necessary to break any seal attached to a water meter or water service. Unauthorized persons shall not tamper with any seal attached to a water meter or water service, nor shall such persons connect, disconnect, take apart or in any manner change or cause to be changed or interfere with the action, regulation or registration of a water meter. Any meter so tampered with will be removed for test and repairs at the expense of the consumer or property owner.
[CC 1985 §22-116; Ord. No. 1660 §22(J), (K), 2-2-1956]
Any customer whose service meter is now located within any building of his/her premises may make arrangements for moving such meter to a location which would comply with Section 705.210. He/she shall file in writing with the City a request for moving such meter, which request shall designate the location to which the meter is proposed to be moved. Upon receipt of such a request, the Superintendent shall examine the proposed location and if it is found to comply with this Article, he/she shall issue a written permit for the meter relocation and shall furnish the applicant with a meter yoke meter tile and cover without charge. The applicant shall furnish all other labor, material and equipment required for moving the meter and when all the necessary piping has been completed for the actual installation of the meter at its new location, he/she shall notify the City who will arrange to move the meter to its new location and inspect the piping and work.
The City's authorized representative who moves the meter and inspects the piping and work shall make a notation on the request which has been filed by the applicant, the date that the meter was moved and comments on his/her inspection.
The charge for moving of meter and making the inspection shall be the sum of two dollars ($2.00). If the service line or piping is not ready for moving the meter or is found unsatisfactory upon inspection, there shall be an additional charge of two dollars ($2.00) for each additional service call required.