LCWSD Fax Number – (803) 285-9574
service lines, and to perform any such other activities as may be necessary in connection with furnishing water and/or wastewater
service to the Applicant, and to have free access to the premises of the Applicant for the purpose of installing, inspecting, reading,
repairing and/or removing property, including water and/or wastewater infrastructure, of the Utility. Applicant further understands
that the Utility shall have all of the rights set forth above even if Applicant’s water and/or wastewater service has been
disconnected at the time the employee, agent, or assignee of Utility accesses Applicant’s property. Should Utility require of
Applicant a recordable easement, Applicant promises to execute such an instrument upon presentation thereof by Utility, failing
which execution Applicant understands Utility may terminate or discontinue utility service to Applicant’s property.
The Applicant agrees that all meters, pipes, regulators, and any kind of water and/or wastewater infrastructure placed on
the Premises by the Utility shall not constitute a part of or an accession to the real estate but shall remain personal property, title
to which shall remain in the Utility. Applicant further agrees to keep in repair all appliances and piping on said Premises related to
the furnishing of water and/or wastewater service to the Premises (other than meters maintained by the Utility) and to report
immediately to the Utility any leaks discovered with respect thereto.
The Utility shall have the right and privilege to connect the service lines of any other applicant to the service lines
serving the Applicant which are located on the Premises and to thereby extend water and/or wastewater service to the adjoining or
nearby property so long as such extension does not adversely affect service which Utility renders to the Applicant.
The Utility shall have the right, but not the obligation, to inspect any water and/or wastewater system installation, either
before the Utility commences water and/or wastewater service to the Premises, or at any such later time as the Utility may deem
necessary or appropriate. The Utility further reserves the right to reject any piping or appliances related to the furnishing of water
and/or wastewater service which are not in accordance with any official Code, or with the Utility’s standards; provided, however,
that any inspection or failure to inspect by the Utility shall not be regarded as an indemnity against defects in installation, piping,
or appliances and shall not render the Utility liable or responsible for any loss or damage resulting from defects in installation,
piping or appliances, or from any violation of any applicable federal, state, or local code(s) or from accidents or occurrences
which might occur upon the Premises.
If the Applicant is not the owner of the Premises when purchasing a new connection, the Applicant must obtain written
consent from the owner of the Premises with respect to the furnishing of water and/or wastewater service thereto by Utility.
Applicant must also sign this Contract, thereby assuming responsibility hereunder to the Utility.
The Applicant shall not connect or attempt to connect any property to the Utility’s water and/or wastewater system, other
than the Premises to be served by Utility pursuant to this Contract.
The Utility shall have the exclusive right to determine the location of any service lines connected to the Utility’s
distribution and/or collection system and to determine the allocation of water to the Applicant in the event of a water shortage.
Utility may, in the sole discretion of Utility shut off water and/or wastewater service to Applicant if Applicant knowingly allows a
connection or extension to be made to his/her service lines for the purpose of supplying water and/or wastewater to another
person or entity.
The Utility shall have the right to determine meter and/or service line locations on the Premises. In most instances,
meters and/or lines shall be located adjacent to the Applicant’s property line at the location nearest to the Utility’s main.
The Applicant hereby agrees that: (1) if any bill for water and/or wastewater services performed under this or any like
Contract shall remain unpaid for thirty (30) days after such bill has been rendered; or (2) if the Applicant shall tamper with,
molest or otherwise interfere with any meters, lines, or other equipment of Utility; or (3) the Applicant shall otherwise be in
breach of this Contract or any of the “General Terms and Conditions” of the Utility which are now in effect or which may be
promulgated at some later time, then the Utility, at its option, shall have the right to terminate this Contract and any like contracts
providing for the service of water and/or wastewater to Applicant. Applicant agrees that Utility shall impose a non-payment fee
on Applicant in the sum required by the regulations of the Utility in effect at that time and service may be terminated any time
after non-payment fee is assessed.
It is hereby understood and agreed by and between the Utility and the Applicant that the Utility is under no obligation to
extend a service line to the Premises unless the Applicant has installed water consuming and/or wastewater discharging plumbing
facilities on the Premises which are equipped for immediate connection to the Utility’s system, or unless the Applicant has
furnished the Utility with satisfactory evidence that s/he has made satisfactory arrangements to have such facilities installed prior
to the time that the service lines are extended to the Premises.
Please send all faxes to (803) 285-9574