ORDINANCE NO. 961605
Amending Chapter 78, "Water" of the Code of
Ordinances, by repealing therein Section 78-30, Grounds for discontinuance of
service, and enacting a new section of like number and subject matter.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
Section A. That Chapter 78, "Water" of
the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by repealing Section 78-30, Grounds
for discontinuance of service, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of
like number and subject matter to read as follows:
Sec. 78-30. Grounds for discontinuance of service.
The water services department may discontinue
service to any water consumer for any one of the following reasons:
(1) Failure to pay a water service, meter, hydrant
or valve resealing, restoration of service or meter repair bill
within the time specified in sections 78-11 through 78-18.
(2) Failure to maintain an adequate cash deposit or
a satisfactory bond guaranteeing the resealing, restoration of
service or meter repair payment or water service, meter,
hydrant or valve bills as required in section
(3) Failure to obtain a permit from the director of
codes administration to do plumbing work on premises taking water
service as required in the building code or failure to
obtain a permit from the water services
department to repair or install a water service
as required by the water services department's rules
(4) Any waste of water or unnecessary or unlicensed
use of water.
(5) Unapproved cross connection of a customer's
water facilities with any other source of water supply.
(6) Vacation of the property served without notice
to the water services department.
(7) Failure to provide free and nonhazardous access
to the meter for reading, removal, inspection or replacement.
(8) Failure to provide free access to premises for
the purpose of determining whether water is used for refrigeration or
air conditioning, and, if so, of obtaining a
description of the equipment installed or used
for such purpose.
(9) Failure to maintain an approved meter setting.
(10) Failure to provide a replacement for a privately owned water meter
condemned by the water services department as unfit for further
service, or a water services
department-owned water meter stolen or
destroyed while in service on the
(11) Violation of any of the water services
department's rules and regulations.
(12) Any act that would make it possible for the
water services department to be defrauded thereby.
(13) Violations of chapter 60, article IV of this
code, as specifically provided in sections 60-186 and 60-188.
(14) Upon certification by the director of
neighborhood and community services, as provided in sections 48-8 or
48-10 of this code, that discontinuation of service is
necessary to abate a nuisance as defined in
sections 48-3(4) or 48-3(6) of this code.
Approved as to form and
Assistant City Attorney