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Legislation #: 961605 Introduction Date: 12/12/1996
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 1/1/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER LOAR
Title: 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.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
12/12/1996

Prepare to Introduce

12/12/1996

Referred City Operations Committee

12/18/1996

Do Pass

12/19/1996

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

12/23/1996

Passed


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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 78-20.

 

(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 and regulations.

 

(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

consumer's premises.

 

(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.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney