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The Public Works Director or his duly authorized representatives shall be allowed free access at all reasonable hours to all parts of buildings or premises supplied with water from the municipal water system for the purpose of inspecting the condition of pipes and fixtures and noting the amount of water used and the manner in which it is used. If access to the meter is located outside a building but is blocked by a locked gate, then the customer shall pay the cost to relocate the meter to outside the fenced area pursuant to PMC 13.30.080 or shall utilize a lock provided by the City to secure the gate. The owner shall be provided a key to the lock and the meter readers shall have access through a master key. It shall be the responsibility of the customer to keep the area of the meter free of rubbish, debris, rock, soil and vegetation and to keep the meter free of obstruction at all times for the purpose of meter reading. If any owner or occupant of any premises shall violate any provision of this rule the Public Works Director may shut off such service and such owner or occupant shall be required to pay any and all unpaid charges against such premises together with a charge, per PMC 3.65.110, for shutting off and turning on such service before the same shall be again turned on. [Ord. 4096, 2013; Ord. 3608 § 4, 2003; Ord. 962 Art. VI, § 66, 1959; Code 1970 § 13.16.160; Code 1954 § 4-3.130.]