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A. Except as provided in subsection (B) of this section, any premises that is connected with and uses the city sewer system shall also be connected with the city’s water system, and shall use water therefrom in its use of the city’s sewer system.

B. A premises located within the city’s sanitary sewer service area but outside the city’s water service area may connect to and use the city’s sanitary sewer system only upon:

1. Installation, at the customer’s sole expense, of a separate city water meter measuring water flow to the premises; and

2. The customer’s execution of a covenant pursuant to RCW 35.67.310 in a form approved by the public works director and signed by the director, the customer, and the water purveyor that supplies water utility service to the premises. The covenant shall be recorded against the title of the premises at the customer’s sole expense, and shall contain the following provisions:

a. In the event of the customer’s nonpayment or other violation of this chapter, authorization for the city, at its option, to: (i) shut off water flow to the premises, and/or (ii) disconnect the premises from the city’s sanitary sewer system;

b. Allowing reestablishment of water flow and/or reconnection of the premises to the city’s sanitary sewer system only upon full payment of all delinquent fees and charges, together with applicable interest, and reimbursement of the city’s actual expenses in shutting off the water flow and/or disconnecting and reconnecting the premises to the sanitary sewer system;

c. A right of entry authorizing the city, its employees and/or agents to enter upon the premises for the purpose of inspection, shutting off and reestablishing water flow to the premises, and connecting, disconnecting and reconnecting the premises to the city’s sanitary sewer system;

d. The customer’s agreement to indemnify, hold harmless and release the city, its officials, officers and employees from any damages, injuries, harms, and/or costs arising out of or otherwise related to the customer’s use of the city’s sanitary sewer service, except for matters directly resulting from the city’s sole negligence;

e. The water purveyor’s authorization for the city to shut off water flow to the premises in the event of the customer’s nonpayment or other violation of this chapter;

f. A reservation of all other potentially applicable city rights, remedies and powers; and

g. Any other provisions deemed necessary and appropriate by the public works director. (Ord. 007/2015 § 3)