Town of Grand Island, NY
Erie County
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Water service may be discontinued by the Town for any of the following reasons:
A. 
For misrepresentation, in the application, as to property or fixtures to be supplied or to the use to be made of the water supply.
B. 
For the use of water on any property for a purpose other than that described in the application.
C. 
For willful waste of water through improper or imperfect pipes, fixtures, meters or otherwise. Use of running water to prevent freezing is hereby deemed a willful waste of water.
D. 
For failure to maintain connections, service lines or fixtures owned by the Town in good order.
E. 
For nonpayment of charges, rates or fees for water supplied or services rendered by the Town where such nonpayment exceeds 60 days from the date such amounts were due.
F. 
For cross-connecting pipes carrying water supplied by the Town with any other source of supply or with any apparatus which may endanger the quality of the Town's water supply.
G. 
For refusal of reasonable access to the property for the purpose of reading, repairing, testing or removing meters or observing water pipes and other fixtures.
H. 
For the furnishing or receiving of a supply of water from another premises.
I. 
For damaging any service pipe, curb stopcock or any other appliance of the Town used in controlling and regulating the water supply.
J. 
For failure to maintain in good order the water meter and to protect it from freezing.
K. 
In case of abandonment of the premises.
L. 
In order to make necessary repairs, connections or the like.
M. 
For failure to install water hammer elimination devices pursuant to an order issued under the authority granted in § 400-15B(2) of this chapter.
N. 
For violation of any other rule or regulation as prescribed in this chapter.
O. 
Upon the request of the owner. (See § 400-18.)
P. 
For other good cause.
A. 
Any customer may discontinue water service by giving the water billing office a written order to such effect received at least 10 days prior to the date on which such discontinuance is intended to take effect.
B. 
If such request is for final termination of service in said customer's name, then the request will be presumed to include one for sealing the meter at the premises in question. The Town Engineer or his or her designee will seal the meter in question at the time of final reading of the meter unless the office receives, in writing, a request that the meter not be sealed by the next customer requesting service through such meter. Such written request must be submitted in conjunction with a new application for service for the premises in question.
A. 
Water service shall not be considered discontinued unless the meter or service connection is sealed in a manner satisfactory to the Town.
B. 
Where two or more premises have been supplied with water through one service pipe under the control of one curb stop and one of the customers violates any of the provisions of this chapter, the Town reserves the right to shut off the water to the premises ahead of the meter and remove the meter and/or seal the water service connection at the meter of the customer in violation. Where neither meter removal nor line sealing is practicable, water service to the entire building so serviced is subject to water service shutoff until such time as the violation(s) is(are) cured.
C. 
Water services not to be used in a new structure will be discontinued at the main and shut off by the owner's licensed plumber prior to demolition of the existing structure. A permit fee will be paid to the Town Engineer or his or her designee for such inspection of disconnection.
No plumber, owner or other person shall turn the water on or off at any tap or curb stop or disconnect or remove the meter or otherwise shut off a water supply within the consent of the Town Engineer or his or her designee.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
When service has been discontinued for reasons other than an emergency, the Town will renew services on proper application when conditions under which the service was discontinued are corrected or made immaterial and on the payment of all applicable charges and fees. Where service has been discontinued upon the request of the customer pursuant to § 400-18 of this chapter, such customer shall be required to pay the charge for restoration of service as provided under § 400-36 of this chapter. A customer whose service has been discontinued at one location owned by him may not have service renewed at another location until all the charges of the Town for water service to said customer have been paid and all the applicable rules and regulations of the Town Engineer or his or her designee complied with.
B. 
No person shall break or remove a seal placed on a water service line unless so authorized in writing by the Town Engineer or his or her designee.