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Chapter 14. Municipal Utilities

Sec. 14-64. Right of entry, safety, and identification.

(1) The engineer, plant superintendent, or other duly authorized employees of the city bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter any property or structure at reasonable times for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement or testing. The engineer, plant superintendent, or their representatives shall have no authority to inquire into any process beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterways or facilities for waste treatment.

(2) While performing the necessary work on private premises referred to in subsection (1) of this section, duly authorized city employees shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company and the city shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by city employees and against the liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of gauging and sampling operations and indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by city employees, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions.

(3) The engineer, plant superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the city bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the city holds a duly negotiated easement for the purpose of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within the easement, all subject to the terms, if any, of the agreement.

(Code 1982, 13.09)