Sec. 26-1. - Enforcement and regulation of provisions relative to water and sewer system.

The water and sewer system of the town shall be under the control of, and the duty of prescribing and enforcing full compliance with all the rules and regulations governing all connections with the public water and sewer system shall be vested in, the board of commissioners or its authorized agent.

(Code 1974, § 20-1)

Sec. 26-2. - Supervision of water and sewers.


The superintendent of public works shall oversee and supervise, under the control of the board, the entire water and sewer system of the town. The board of commissioners may, from time to time, prescribe the duties and responsibilities of the superintendent and fix his compensation.


The superintendent of water and sewers, or his assistant, shall, at all reasonable hours, have free access to all premises for the purposes of reading or testing water meters or examining hydrants, fixtures or connections on which city water pressure is maintained.

(Code 1974, § 20-2)

Sec. 26-3. - Permit to use water for building purposes.

No water shall be used for building purposes, except under a special permit from the superintendent of public works; and no person shall use any water for such purposes until he has secured such permit and paid the rate to use water for building purposes.

(Code 1974, § 20-4)

Sec. 26-4. - Who may set, take off or repair meters.

No person, except the superintendent of public works or his representative, shall be allowed to set, take off or repair meters.

(Code 1974, § 20-5)

Sec. 26-5. - Taking water from fire hydrants, plugs, etc.

No person, except the superintendent, the chief of the fire department or the water and sewer committee, discharging official duties in so doing, shall take water from any public fire hydrant, plug, street washer, drawcock, hose, pipe or fountain, except for fire purposes or the use of the fire department, nor shall anyone, in any way, use or take water for private use, until such person shall first pay for the privilege and receive the usual permit from the superintendent to do so.

(Code 1974, § 20-6)

Sec. 26-6. - Disposal of wastewater.

It shall be unlawful for any person in the town to cause, allow or permit any kitchen sink, porch sink or other piped receptacle, where such kitchen sink, porch sink or other piped receptacle is used to dispose of dishwater, soapy water or any other liquid other than clear water, to drain or empty onto the premises of the owner or occupant, or onto the streets, sidewalks or alleyways of the town, or into any other place within the town, other than directly into the sewer system as kept up and maintained by the town.

(Code 1974, § 20-7)

Sec. 26-7. - Unauthorized use of water introduced upon private premises.

It shall be unlawful for any occupant of premises upon which water has been introduced to permit water to be used, taken or received by any person other than such occupant or a member or visitor of his family, and the person so using, carrying or receiving water from such premises shall be equally guilty; provided, that this section shall not be construed so as to prevent any person who has contracted for water on his own premises and whose fixtures are out of order from obtaining water from some other person, with the consent of the person occupying the premises.

(Code 1974, § 20-8)

Sec. 26-8. - Sewer or privy required for new or remodeled buildings.

No person shall build or remodel any structure used for human habitation or occupancy within the town which is not provided with water-carried sewerage facilities approved by the state board of health.

(Code 1974, § 20-9)

Sec. 26-9. - Maintenance of water closets.

It shall be the duty of the property owner or his authorized agent to provide, construct and maintain each sewered water closet constructed in accordance with this chapter and other sanitary regulations of the town on premises owned or controlled by him in a good state of repair and flyproof at all times, and it shall be the duty of the tenant, lessee or renter to keep such sewered water closet in a sanitary condition and prevent the access of flies at all times.

(Code 1974, § 20-11)

Sec. 26-10. - Prohibited deposits, discharges and connections harmful to sewer system.


The board of commissioners shall have the right and authority to prevent or discontinue any connection with the sewer line which would discharge any refuse of any kind which would by its nature be injurious to the sewer system.


In the water closets of the sewer system of the town no newspapers or other kinds of paper shall be used for toilet purposes, except toilet paper.


The finding by the superintendent or any other inspector of any kind of paper in any of the water closets, other than the paper specified in subsection (b), shall be prima facie evidence of the use of such paper.


No person shall at any time deposit or allow to enter any connection on the sewer system, at any place, any solid waste or refuse of any kind or nature that would be liable to choke or block up such sewer.


No person shall, at any time or under any circumstances, connect any open gutter or privy vault or rainwater conductor with the sewer system.

(Code 1974, § 20-12)

Sec. 26-11. - Tampering with, obstructing, etc., water or sewer system.

It shall be unlawful for any person, except authorized persons, to turn on water or to tamper with, obstruct, rearrange or interfere in any manner with any public or private fire hydrant, water meter or water connection on which city water pressure is maintained, or with any sewer connection or manhole or any pipelines connected with the town water and sewer system.

(Code 1974, § 20-13)

Sec. 26-12. - Persons authorized to make connections, do work, etc.

No person shall in any way connect with, do any work on or tamper in any manner with the water and sewer system, except an authorized plumber or his associate or the superintendent of public works or his assistant.

(Code 1974, § 20-14)

Sec. 26-13. - Refilling of sprinkler systems; authorized use of unmetered water.


All sprinkler tanks or systems shall be filled or replenished, from time to time, only by the superintendent of public works or his assistant, and no other person shall be allowed to turn on water to fill, refill or replenish any tank or sprinkler system where city water is used. The regular charge shall be made for all city water thus supplied.


No city water shall be used in or about any industrial plant, place of business, private grounds or residences, except such as is supplied through regular meters; provided, that where city water is desired or required through public or private fire hydrants or other connections not metered, such city water shall be supplied only by the superintendent of public works or his assistant and the regular charge for the estimated amount of water thus consumed shall be made and collected as other water bills.

(Code 1974, § 20-15)

Sec. 26-14. - Use of water for commercial pools.

All swimming pools operated for gain or profit and using water from the town's water system, for the purpose of this section, shall be construed to be a commercial swimming pool and comply with the following:


Every person engaged in the business of operating a commercial swimming pool shall execute and deliver to the town a good and sufficient bond, in an amount to be fixed by the board of commissioners, conditioned upon the immediate payment to the town of all water bills incurred in connection with the operation of such business, as bills become due and are presented or, in lieu of furnishing such bond, such person may elect to pay their water bills weekly.


Where a commercial swimming pool operator furnishes bond in connection with the operation and maintenance of such business, upon the failure to pay any water bill when such bill becomes due and has been presented, the furnishing of water to such operator shall be discontinued; and where such operator elects to pay his water bills weekly such water service shall be discontinued when such bill becomes due and presented and is not paid.

(Code 1974, § 20-16)

Secs. 26-15—26-35. - Reserved.