Town of Zolfo Springs, FL
Hardee County
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All applicants for and customers of water and/or sewer service shall comply with this chapter.
Penalties. Except as otherwise provided herein for alternative enforcement, any person, firm, or corporation, either individually or through agents, employees, or independent contractors, which shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be fined by the Town not more than $500 for each violation or imprisoned for not more than 60 days in jail for each violation, or both. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense. Such fines are in addition to any fines from any other federal or state agencies with jurisdiction over the violations.
This chapter is subject to enforcement as a civil infraction pursuant to Chapter 8, Code Enforcement, of the Code of the Town of Zolfo Springs.
[Added 1-22-2007 by Ord. No. 2006-19]
Any authorized employee or agent of the Town shall have reasonable access to all premises supplied with any utility service by the Town for the purpose of examination in order to protect the public and the utility system from illegal or abusive use or noncompliance with this chapter. The deposit agreement and application for service may contain provision for permission to enter the customer's property; however, employees and agents shall request approval or obtain an administrative warrant before entering the property of a customer. Nevertheless, the customer's refusal to allow entry or failure to remove obstructions to access after notice (i.e., structures, animals, locks, and fences) shall be a violation of this chapter and shall be cause for the Town to disconnect service.
The remedies are alternative or supplemental and do not prohibit the Town from seeking any and all other forms of relief available under the law. In addition to any other remedies or relief available, the Town may enjoin any violation of this chapter.