The city has the right, but not the obligation, to inspect the customer`s water supply facilities before or during the provision of the service. However, such an inspection or the absence of an inspection shall not be construed as imposing any liability on the city for the state of maintenance of the customer`s water supply. [Ord. 860 § 20, 1990.] “Place of delivery” means the point at which the water supply is delivered to the Customer`s own service line. The place of delivery is generally defined as a meter location for residential customers and as a meter location or shut-off valve, whichever is closest to the primary location, in the case of commercial customers. The customer must protect the property of the city in the premises of his company with care. These include meters, meter boxes, removed countertop safe readings, wires, and other equipment. In the event of loss or damage to the Municipal Property, the City may deduct from the Customer the costs of repair or replacement. If the situation warrants, the City will provide a duty officer free of charge during normal working hours and with reasonable notice from clients who wish to work or perform other activities that could endanger the property. [Order 860 § 18, 1990.] One.
The meters are read as close as possible at the same time each month and the invoices are made on the first day of the following month. Reading and billing data may differ for up to five days from a standard month due to holidays, Saturdays and Sundays. The city may estimate meter readings for billing purposes if its meter reader does not have access to the premises during its regular reading trip, if the meter has been handled or is not working properly, or if circumstances that are not controlled by the city make meter reading impractical or impossible. The city has the right to require the installation of one or more cross-connection controllers at each service link it deems necessary to avoid contamination of the public water system, in accordance with state and local sanitary requirements and the city`s cross-interconnection by-law. The City also has the right to review the sanitary order of proposed or existing buildings or improvements and to require certain modifications to protect the public water system. Nothing in this chapter relieves the owner or customer of the responsibility to design and construct all private water and sanitation facilities in full compliance with applicable health and sanitation regulations. [Order 860 § 31, 1990.] 3. In cases where the receipt of the notice sent by mail is not returned to the city, an employee of the Water Board may personally deliver the notice. If no one can be found at home, the notice will be affixed to the door handle of the residence or otherwise visibly displayed. The main objective of the project was to reduce leakage in service lines connected to the Irish water distribution network. This construction program followed the establishment and completion of deliveries in counted quantities.
This, in turn, allowed for a clearer understanding of existing network and utility agreements that focused resources on detecting and identifying leaks and thus reducing leaks through the First Fix program. These projects are expected to be the first priority work programmes to fulfil the Irish Water Mission Statement with regard to the project: “Providing sustainable, high quality and efficient water and sanitation services for the benefit of Irish citizens”. All hydrants must be under control and maintained for repair by the water authority and firefighters, as well as by other persons that the municipal administrator or his representative may authorize to have free access to the fire hydrants. It is illegal for anyone to open a fire hydrant or attempt to draw water from it or injure it intentionally or carelessly. .