AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING REGULATIONS FOR THE PROPER INSTALLATIONS OF CONSUMERS PIPELINES OF MARIBOJOC WATERWORKS SYSTEM, MARIBOJOC, BOHOL.
Authored by: Hon. Nicanor J. Lamoste
WHEREAS, it has been discovered by the task force created to make a study of the Waterworks System of Maribojoc that the present system is so defected to the detriment of the process of collection of water bills;
WHEREAS, it has been discovered by the above-named group that there are still households who have no water meters which eventually results in considerable wastage of water;
WHEREAS, there are pipelines illegally installed where the amount of water consumption are not reflected in their water meter;
WHEREFORE, be it ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan that;
Sec.1- No installation shall be made without water meter, and incase no water meter is available from the office of the Waterworks, consumer applicants are obliged to furnish the same subject to calibration by the Office of the waterworks;
Sec.2- The installation of the water meter must be made in such a way that the convenience of the meter readers shall be primarily considered and the meter must be elevated 10-20 inches from the natural grade line;
Sec.3- Consumers shall use only ½ “ diameter pipes;
Sec.4- No gate valves shall be installed before the water meter;
Sec.5- All pipe / fittings and excavations for the pipelines shall be shouldered by the consumers in case there is a need of excavation of the national and provincial road, the consumers shall be required to secure a permit from the age3cy involved;
Sec.6- Installation services of the waterworks arte limited only up to first faucet with a maximum distance of six meters (6) from the water meter;
Sec.7- No permit for installation be granted for buildings without building and occupancy permits;
Sec.8- The Municipal Mayor must designate any employee from the waterworks or his authorized representative to inspect the site, recommend the approval or deny the consumer’s application and inspect the finished installations;
Sec.9- Applicants whose proposed water installations traverse land belonging to others shall present the necessary document showing the latter’s consent;
Sec.10- Violation of any of the above provisions shall subject the offender to the following penalties:
1st Offense – Fine of Two Hundred Fifty Pesos (P250.00)
2nd Offense – Disconnection of consumer’s pipelines
Sec.11- Any existing ordinance, rules or regulations inconsistent with the above provisions shall be deemed repealed.
Sec.12- This ordinance shall take effect upon approval.
February 15, 1993
LET copies of this ordinance be furnished to the Barangay Captains wherein the Maribojoc Waterworks System has water connection in their respective barangays.
PHILIP R. MEDEQUISO
ALBERTO E. ARANGOSO
ATTY. JOSE E. VELOSO
Date signed: February 23, 1993