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Per City Code, any and all utilites from the main to the building served are the responiblity of the property owner.
90.11 Responsiblity for Water Service Pipe
All costs and expenses incident to the installation, connection and maintenance of the water service pipe from the main to the building served shall be borne by the owner. (Water service pipe is defined as that portion of the service line which connects to the City owned water main and supplies water to the building and includes the curb valve and ends with the inclusion of the interior valve). The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation or maintenance of said water service pipe. (Ord. 2008-1100 – Dec. 08 Supp.)
90.1 Failure to Maintain Water Service Pipe
When any portion of the water service pipe which is the responsibility of the property owner becomes defective or creates a nuisance and the owner fails to correct such nuisance the City may do so and assess the costs thereof to the property. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 364.12[3a & h])
90.13 Curb Stop Box/Valve
The owner shall install and maintain within the public right-of-way a main shut-off valve on the water service pipe of a pattern approved by the Public Works Director. The shut-off valve shall be constructed to be visible and even with the pavement or ground. (Ord. 2008-1100 – Dec. 08 Supp.)
90.14 Interior Valve
The owner shall install and maintain a shut-off valve on every service pipe inside the building as close to the entrance of the pipe within the building as possible and so located that the water can be shut off conveniently. Where one service pipe supplies more than one customer within the building, there shall be separate valves for each such customer so that service may be shut off for one without interfering with service to the others.
96.06 Responibility of Sanitary Sewer Service
All costs and expenses incident to the installation, connection and maintenance of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.