1. The obligations of completing the DWMF service application shall be binding upon the executors, administrators and estate of the original parties, provided that no application service agreement or service application may be assigned or transferred without the written consent of the Town.
2. It is agreed that if Customer sells, subdivides or leases the property herein described, Customer will notify the Town in order that it may execute a new application with the successor Customer.
3. It is understood and agreed that every condition of the application is of the essence of the application, and if breached, the Town may cut off one or all of its services to the service address and may not be reconnected except by order of the Town, after the payment of all rates and charges have been made by the Customer.
4. Services provided by the Town shall be supplied only to the applicant at the address named in this application. Customer shall not connect to any other dwelling or property to his service.
5. The meter and related appurtenances serving the Customer’s service address shall remain the property of the Town.
6. The Town or its agents reserve the right to make inspections of the service installation within the Customer’s premises upon reasonable notice and at reasonable time. The Town assumes no liability operation or maintenance of the Customer’s plumbing from the tap to the Town’s line to the Customer’s residence.
7. The customer agrees to keep the property at the service address accessible and free from impediments included but not limited to: not to be fenced-in, clear of tree, bushes, scrubs, structures, vehicle and equipment to town access, maintenance and meter reading. Upon notification from the Town, the Customer agrees to remove any impediments to Town access. If such impediments are not removed within such reasonable time as requested by the Town, service will be disconnected. Service shall be reinstated after any impediments are removed and all bills, reconnection fees and other such fees are paid by the Customer.
8. The Town shall have the right to restrict, control or discontinue service at any time during emergencies or repairs. The Town shall not be liable for failure to furnish service for any reason beyond its control or for any loss, injury or damage to persons, plumbing or property resulting from such service curtailment or discontinuance.
9. The Town makes not guarantees, expressed or implied, as to service quality, quantity, pressure consistency or continuity.
10. The Town shall, at its discretion, specify how and what uses may be made of service provided to Customer. If the Customer fails to comply with the uses so specified, service shall be discontinued.
11. All pressure regulators, valves, service lines, backflow preventers and other devices located on the Customer’s side of the meter are the of the responsibility Customer. No pump may be installed on potable water lines without the written permission of the Town.
12. Customer agrees not to allow any cross-connection between Town and service and a private well spring or any other connection, either inside or outside of any building, in such manner that a flow of water from such connection may potentially be introduced into Town service lines.
13. All requests for disconnection of service should be made either in writing or in person. The Town will make every effort to respond within a reasonable time.
14. If the applicant fails to connect to the system when service is available and a tap is made, the Customer will pay the minimum bill, whether they connect or not. Customer is responsible for the bill after tap is made.
15. The Customer shall be responsible for installing and maintaining a pressure regulator device and cutoff valve on their line.
16. If the Town discontinues service for non-payment or any other reason and the service is turned on without authority of the Town, the Town shall charge a reconnection fee of $50.00.
17. The Customer agrees that in the event any utility property is damaged, distorted, or tampered with by the fault of the Customer, it shall be repaired at the Customer’s expense and shall be subject to the fees and charges set forth in the utility’s “Theft & Tampering Policy”.
18. The Town shall have the right to estimate or prorate any bill when conditions beyond the control of the Town prevent the normal billing procedure.
19. If the Customer after signing this application does not take the service for any reason, the Customer shall reimburse the Town for any expenses incurred.
20. The receipt by the Town of the application for service of the prospective Customer, regardless of whether or not accompanied by payment of fees, shall not obligate the Town to render such service. If the service cannot be supplied in accordance with the Town’s policies, rules, regulations and general practice or those of any state or federal agency with oversight regarding service, the liability of the Town to the applicant for such service shall be limited to the return of any fees paid to the Town by such applicant.
21. Customer agrees that this document is only an application for service and shall not be effective as a application until approved by an official of the Town. If the service in the opinion of the Town cannot be supplied, the liability of the Town to the Customer shall be limited to the return of fees, less any development cost as incurred by the Town.
22. As a condition of service, the property owner shall provide at no cost a suitable place for the installation of the meter and related equipment and give an easement to the Town for said location. If for any reason a Customer wishes to have their meter relocated (any time after initial installation) the Customer must pay all cost incurred for the relocation. If the Town at any time determined that the Customer has altered the area where the meter was initially installed and the area is no longer a suitable location as determined by the Town the Customer must pay all cost incurred by the Town to relocate the meter.
23. The utility bills for services monthly and the bills are mailed in bulk at the US Post Office. The utility cannot guarantee the delivery of its bills. Failure to receive a bill does not relive the Customer of the responsibility of paying the bill.
24. If the Town damages any underground facilities the Customer cannot locate, the Customer will be responsible for all repairs.
25. If you are a new LMI customer you are required to keep an activate account for 12 consecutive months.
26. Accounts not paid in full within 30 days will be turned over to a collection agency.
27. The Customer acknowledges receipt of the billing reference handout.