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A. The City shall install all water service connections from the public waterline to the private property line unless specifically approved otherwise by the City Engineer. A service connection charge, not including permits, capital improvement fees, or system connection charges, shall be charged as follows: The City shall charge the applicant based on the estimated unit cost of labor, materials, and equipment for each aspect of the installation, including, but not limited to ditching, laying pipe, connection and metering, and surface restoration. The City may charge the property owner for any damage by the owner or his or her developer or contractor to the work performed by the City either during the process of installation or subsequently.

B. Any property owner or developer may install his own sewer service connection between the public sewer line and the property line, providing the work is done by a licensed and bonded contractor in accordance with the requirements of this code. Such connection must comply with all requirements of this code and other applicable specifications of the City of Snohomish. Whenever possible, all service connections must be installed coincident with the installation of the main public line. A service installation inspection fee as set forth by resolution of the City Council shall be paid for each water or sewer connection by a property owner or developer. Restrictions on property owner or developer relative to installations of a side sewer are outlined in SMC Sections 15.12.010 060.

C. All utility service installation charges shall be paid in full in the amounts set forth by resolution of the City Council prior to issuance of the associated permit. All service installation charges received by the City shall be paid into the water sewer revenue fund. (Ord. 1602, 1987; Ord. 1730, 1993; Ord. 1886, 1999; Ord. 2236, 2012)

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