City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
plastic water service pipes or tubing. However, any plastic tubing shall have at least a l50 lb. test strength and shall have either a sta-tite or flare type connection. All service pipes having an inside diameter of more than 2" shall be cast iron. Nylon or galvanized pipes will not be allowed. Maintenance of water service lines as provided in Section 4.l03B shall be the responsibility of the City Water Department only if copper, brass or cast iron service pipe is used.
4.l09 Curb stop and waste cocks. There shall be a curb stop in every service line attached to the water mains and placed as near as possible to the curb if on a street, or within one foot of the alley line if the water main is located in the alley. Curb cocks shall be supplied with strong suitable "T" handles and shall be enclosed in a substantial iron case covered with a tight fitting iron lid with the letter "W" cast upon it. There shall be one or more stop and waste cocks attached to every supply line at some point between the curb cock and the meter so that the water can be shut off and the meter and house plumbing entirely drained.
4.ll0 Check valves required. Check valves are required on connections to steam boilers of any other connections deemed by the Water Commissioner to require one. Safety and relief valves shall be placed on all boilers or other steam apparatus connected with the water system where the steam pressure may be raised in excess of forty pounds per square inch.
4.lll Reading meters. Duly authorized employees of the City Water Department may legally enter upon any premises at a reasonable hour for the purpose of reading meters.
4.ll2 Supervision of service lines. The employees of the City Water Department shall be authorized to enter and have free access to premises at all reasonable hours to ascertain the location and condition of all hydrants, pipes, or other fixtures attached to the City water system. It shall be the responsibility of all property owners to keep all pipes and connections in good repair including protecting them from frost in the winter months to prevent the waste of water. If such employees find that water is wasted on account of negligence or the want of repairs, they shall leave notice thereof and demand that such condition be remedied; and if such waste is not remedied within 24 hours thereafter the water shall be cut off and shall not be turned on again until an amount set by the Council has been paid.
4.ll3 Taking water without authority. It is unlawful for any person to take any water from the City water system except through a meter installed by the City or from any premises not owned by such person without the permission of the owner thereof.
4.ll4 Tampering with cut-off valves. It shall be unlawful for any person except a duly authorized employee of the Water Department to turn off or on any curb cock connected to the municipal water system.