Sec. 39-63. Discontinuance of service, reconnection and meter removal fees.
(a) The water furnished through meters to any customer shall be discontinued, at the discretion of the director of finance or his authorized representative, whenever any bill therefor is not paid within thirty (30) days after due date and, if utilities division employees are dispatched to disconnect service, customers will be assessed a $25.00 service charge to cover the extra costs incurred by the city. The customer shall be responsible for paying the $25.00 service charge, the delinquent utility bill, the late payment penalty and applicable deposit, if any. Payment arrangements can be made on the $25.00 service charge twice during the life of the account. The delinquent utility bill, the late payment penalty and the applicable deposit, if any, must be paid in full before service can be restored. Exceptions can be made, at the discretion of the director of finance or his authorized representative, for accounts that have had leaks, which can be validated by the city.
(b) If, after the service has been discontinued, an inspection of the meter reading on a subsequent date discloses, when compared to a record of the reading when service was initially discontinued, that service has been restored other than by utilities division employees without the authority of the customer service office, the water meter may then be removed to prevent further unauthorized use of water. Service may not be restored after the meter has been so removed until a sixty dollar ($60.00) "meter removal fee" has been paid, in addition to any unpaid bill, a $25.00 service charge and the appropriate deposit. (Code 1959, § 32-34; Ord. of 5-31-77; Ord. No. O-80-103, § 1(32-34), 4-22-80; Ord. No. O-84-141, § 1, 6-12-84, eff. 7-1-84; Ord. No. O-88-062, § 1, 3-22-88, eff. 7-1-88; Ord. No. O-91-053, 3-26-91, eff. 7-1-91; Ord. No. O-95-027, 2-14-95, eff. 7-1-95; Ord. No. O-99-042, 3-9-99; Ord. No. O-00-249, 11-28-00)
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