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A. The city shall have the authority to terminate water service and take abatement action as set forth in MICC 15.14.090 for violations of the inspection, testing and installation requirements in this chapter.

B. Water Service Termination. In the event that the water purveyor, or his/her designee, determines that an unlawful cross-connection exists and/or that the consumer has failed to meet the inspection and testing requirements for backflow preventers, the consumer shall be subject to the following penalties:

1. Initial Warning. Written warning shall be sent to the consumer or, alternatively, a copy of such warning shall be posted on the premises involved. The warning shall provide that the unlawful cross-connection must be corrected by testing or installation within 30 days of the date the warning is issued or posted on the premises.

2. Final Warning. If the consumer does not correct the violation by testing or installation within 30 days of the issuance or posting of the initial warning, the consumer shall be issued a final warning that water service to the premises may be terminated after 30 days.

3. Notice of Violation. If the consumer does not correct the violation by testing or installation within 30 days of the issuance or posting of the final warning, the consumer shall be issued a notice of violation and water service to the premises shall be shut off.

4. If the water purveyor determines that service should not be interrupted, the city may hire a contractor to abate the unlawful cross-connection as set forth in MICC 15.14.090. (Ord. 20C-07 § 2; Ord. 18C-06 § 1 (Att. A); Ord. 15C-09 § 1; Ord. A-38 § 1, 1985).