City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
4.ll5 Use of fire hydrants. No person other than an authorized City employee shall operate a fire hydrant or interfere in any way with the City water system without first obtaining authority to do so from the Water Commissioner.
4.ll6 Private water supply. No water pipe of the City water supply system shall be connected with any pump, well, or tank that is connected with any other source of water supply. When any such connection is found, the Water Department shall notify the owner to sever the connection and if this is not done immediately, the City shall turn off the water supply. Before any new connection to the City system is permitted, the department shall ascertain that no cross connection will exist when the new connection is made.
No person shall be allowed to install a private water supply for residential or business purposes where services by the City water supply system is available to the property, provided that the same may be allowed by resolution of the City Council upon good cause being shown. Fee for such permitted well shall be set by Resolution of Council.
4.l20 Deposit. The City Council shall reserve the right to demand an advance deposit to be left with the City Clerk prior to the City delivering water to any premises. This deposit will be applied against any delinquent water bills owed by the consumer.
4.l2l Accounts in name of owner. All accounts carried upon the books of the City Water Department shall be with the owner of the premises being supplied and the owner shall at all times be liable for the water used upon the premises.
4.l22 Water Rates. The rates to be charged for water shall be set by Council action.
Bills for water consumed will be rendered every month and will be due on or before the tenth day of the month but failure of the City to render a bill or of the consumer to receive a bill will not excuse payment. Bills will be mailed to consumers at the address shown on applications on the date of issuance. Bills not paid on or prior to the tenth (10th) day of the month shall thereafter include a penalty of l0% of the amount charged.
Consumers who are delinquent thirty (30) days or more shall be given ten (10) days notice by the Clerk, that their service will be disconnected and if said delinquent bill, including the current bill and all penalties are not paid during said ten (10) day period, this service shall be disconnected and shall not be restored to service until said delinquent bill, including the current bill and all penalties and a re-connection charge, in an amount to be determined by resolution, has been paid. In the event the consumer requires reconnection after normal working hours, the reconnection charge