Water Theft Policy
CUD does not tolerate water theft or the manipulation of water meters. We make every attempt to assure that all the water produced is metered and sold. If you suspect someone is using water that is not metered, please call CUD immediately. We will send someone to investigate and disconnect and secure the violation.
Our policy regarding tampering or unauthorized use of the public water system is:
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Examples of Water Theft
- Unmetered water use is any attempt to obtain water with the intent to avoid paying for the water used. These types of connections are not only illegal, but they could threaten the quality of water that is delivered to your home or business.
- Hoses that are connected directly to a fire hydrant without a meter or a backflow device result in an unmetered or illegal connection. A legal connection will have a meter and a backflow device between the hose and the fire hydrant.
- Any attempt to obtain water without paying for the use of the water is called a meter bypass.
- A meter tap bypass is a connection generally found in areas of new construction.
- Intentional damage meant to stop the meter from registering the water used is a violation.