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21.12.200 Leaking or Unused Services.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182053, effective August 15, 2008.) Where there is a leak within the public right-of-way or within a Water Bureau easement between the main and the meter of a domestic service, or between the main and the valve behind the curb of a fire service, the Bureau shall make all repairs free of charge. However, if the leak is on a service for which the base charge or other charges are not being paid, the Bureau will cut out the service at the main. Where a water service pipe has been disconnected from the main, the owner of the premises previously serviced shall obtain a new permit and pay for a new service connection whenever a water service is desired. Services replaced because of leaks shall be renewed in the same size as the service removed, subject to the provisions which allow a property owner to request a change of service size (see Section 21.12.060 "New Service Where Change in Size or Relocation is Desired.") The Water Bureau may require the installation of an approved backflow prevention assembly when this new service is approved.