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21.12.250 Location of Meters Inside City.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182053, effective August 15, 2008.)

A.   Within the City, the water meter shall be located in or adjacent to street area where the Bureau fixes such location, except where a City water main is already located in an easement upon private property. For service within easements the Bureau may allow location of a water meter on or adjacent to such existing line, if necessary easements for the meter installation are offered to and accepted by the City.

B.   Unless this requirement is waived in a particular circumstance in the discretion of the Chief Engineer, and except as provided in City Code Section 21.12.260, all water meters must be outside any buildings on the premises and must be safely accessible by Water Bureau staff 24 hours a day for reading, testing, servicing, or replacement.