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hereinafter set forth.

D, Using a hose without a nozzle, and with a nozzle of an opening
greater than one eighth inch in diameter for washing vehicles, and one
fourth inch in diameter for any other purpose.

E. Permitting leaks in pipe or any attachment thereto.
/^ Allowing water to flow unnecessarily.

G. Turning on or oflf any public or private stop-cock without permis-
sion from the Waterworks office.

//. Not repairing a leak in stop-cock or pipe between stop-cock and
main pipe within twenty-four hours, when notified so to do.

/. Not repairing stop-box within one week, when notified so to do.

y. The use of automatic sprinklers, or of a hose without a nozzle or
upon fixed supports, except where the premises are supplied with water
through a meter.

K, Using hose without proper provisions for connecting same by hose-
plug or screw nozzle.

L. Allowing horses from stables in the neighborhood of hydrants or
watering - troughs to use water from same without a permit from the
department.

M. Permitting parties occupying premises where the water is turned off to
use water from other hydrants without a permit from the Waterworks office.

N, Scrubbing granite, asphalt, or brick streets with hose, except where
premises are supplied with water through a meter.

O. Whenever it shall be reported to this board by the Health Depart-
ment, or from any other source, that the supply of water furnished by the



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city of Cincinnati to any consumer of water in this city, or to tnr
consumer of water in any adjoining village, is used for the flushing
of water-closets or any privy vault having an outlet into any public sewer,
or draining into any natural watercourse discharging into the Ohio River
above the intake of the Waterworks, this board shall have the right to order
such supply of water discontinued until such time as the evil complained
of shall have been corrected. (Added December 4, 1897.)

Skc. II. — Penalty for permitting Abuses. Where and whencrer
any of the abuses enumerated above are detected, the flow of water shall be
immediately shut off, and not turned on again until the sum of five dollars
has been paid at the Waterworks office; except abuses marked with the
letter H^ in which case the ferrule shall be drawn, and not inserted again
until the sum of five dollars has been paid ; and abuses marked with the
letter C, in which case the permits shall be canceled, and not reissued until
the penalty of five dollars has been paid.

Sec. 12.— Manner of sprinkling Streets, how and wh«n License.
ISSUED AND WHEN REVOKED. The Sprinkling of streets shall be done in
such a manner as not to become injurious to the health of the public. In
taking water from a fire-plug for street-sprinkling purposes, no leakage or
waste of water, either from plug, hose, or sprinkling-cart or wagon, will be
tolerated. The orifices in the tube or sprinklers through which the water
passes from the sprinkling -cart or wagon to the street must be circular,
and not exceed one sixteenth of an inch in diameter, except those within
eighteen inches from each end of said tube or sprinkler, which must not
be in excess of three thirty-seconds of an inch in diameter, and all of said
orifices must be at least one half of an inch distant from each other. No tube
or sprinkler shall have more than two rows of orifices or holes.

A license to sprinkle shall be issued monthly by the assessor of the
Waterworks for each cart or wagon used for sprinkling streets, if payment
of same has been made; provided that no license shall be issued for any
cart or wagon which does not, upon personal inspection by the assessor of
the Waterworks, come up to the requirements of this section in every par-
ticular. The said assessor shall number each license issued, and cause such
number to be fastened on the cart or wagon for which said license may bt
issued. He shall keep a record of all licensed carts or wagons, and the
names of the owners of the same, at his office.

Each and every cart or wagon shall be chargeable for each and every
month from the date of its first license until the number of the cart or
wagon is returned to the assessor of the Waterworks.

Every license shall be immediately revoked if any of the provisions oi
this section are violated.

Any person found sprinkling streets without a license or who refuses or
fails to show his license when called upon by any police officer of the citj
or employee of the Waterworks, shall be deemed guilty of stealing water,
and accordingly prosecuted as the law in such cases provides.

It is expressly prohibited that more than one party sprinkle the samt
square, and for this reason the competing parties are required to tile with
the assessor of the Waterworks an application, signed by the occupants of



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the premises abutting the square in dispute, with the number of front feet
of each premises, whereupon the applicant whose application has the
greatest number of front feet subscribed shall be entitled to sprinkle the
said square.

There shall be an interval of at least three hours between the times of
sprinkling any street with wagon or cart, and no wagon or cart shall at each
time of sprinkling go over the ground twice.

It shall be unlawful to sprinkle by means of sprinkling • cart, hose, or
other apparatus the entire width of any street, avenue, thoroughfare, or
public way of the city of Cincinnati that is paved with asphalt, granite, or
brick. Such sprinkling shall always be done so as to leave on any such
street, avenue, thoroughfare, or public way a dry strip in the center thereof
of not less than four nor more than six feet in width.

The charge for water used by wagons or carts to sprinkle sparsely set-
tled avenues or roads leading out of the city shall be twenty -five per cent
less than the regular rates. The avenues or roads, as aforesaid, shall be
designated annually by the board. No wagon or cart, however, shall be
entitled to such reduction unless it is exclusively used on such avenue or
road within the city limits.

Before any license shall be issued, a complete list of the route on which
the respective wagon or cart will be used for sprinkling must be filed with
the assessor of this department.

Sec. 13. — Plug or Nozzle to be paid for whether used or not.
Where a plug or nozzle is attached to the water-pipe anywhere on any
premises, water-rent will be charged for washing pavements with hose, or
for sprinkling gardens, lawns, or grass plats, or both, whether the same has
been used for either or both purposes or not.

Sec. 14.— Premises on Streets having Water-mains. No per-
mits shall be granted to till cisterns from fire-plugs or any private hydrants
when such cisterns are situated on premises abutting streets in which
water-mains are laid.

Sec. 15. — Automatic Stops. The use of water in buildings and on
premises which are by action of the Water Department exempt from the
payment of water- rents shall be regulated by automatic stops.

Sec. 16. — Watering -troughs. Every watering- trough must be sup-
plied with a self-regulated ball stop to shut the water promptly off when
filled. Water must be supplied by a standing metallic pipe, and no hose
connection will be allowed. Watering- troughs are only to be used by the
transient public for watering stock.

Sec. 17. — Turning on of water from Fire -plugs prohibited.
The turning on of water from fire - plugs is strictly prohibited, unless by a
special permit from the City Waterworks and the Fire Department, as pro-
vided for by city ordinance. The penalty on conviction being a fine not
exceeding ten dollars.

Sec. 18. — Meters to be attached whenever deemed necessary.
Meters shall be attached to any premises whatsoever when, in the opinion
of the Board of Administration and the Water Department, the same may
for any reason be deemed necessary, and the refusal of any persons to attach



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meters to their respective premises when ordered to do so shall be suffi-
cient cause for the department to shut off the water from anj <^ sodi
premises.

Sec. 19. — Meters may be attached to any Premises. Anj per-
son can have a meter attached to the pipe supplying any premises, or iuj
part thereof, provided said person will agree in writing to have the said
meter attached under the following terms and conditions :

1. The Waterworks will in all cases furnish and. apply the meters, vUl
collect payment therefor in advance, including the expense of attaching
the same, and will make the necessary repairs to same, from time to time,
at cost of the owner.

2. Meters will be subject to renewal at expense of owner when rendered
unfit for use by abuse, or if after a service of five years the loss of water
through it exceeds five per cent.

3. The meter shall be placed and kept in an accessible position, well
drained, free from exposure, and satisfactory to the Water Department.

4« The word '* premises'* shall not be construed to mean more than
one building or adjacent buildings thereto, unless the same are used la
conjunction with each other — that is to say, by one person or one business.

5. All the city water used on premises must pass through the meter.

6. Meters shalt not be removed from the premises where attached,
except by order of the Water Department.

7. The owner or tenant of premises supplied through meter will be
held responsible for all water registered by same, and no redaction in bills
will be allowed when apmrt of the water has been used by a contractor or
any other person, though he has paid for a permit at this office.

8. Any person or persons vacating any premises supplied through
meter, must at once notify this department to have water turned off and
final reading taken before said party shall be released from further liabilitr

9. All final bills for water consumed must be paid upon presentatioa
of bill.

Sec. 20. — Elevators operated by Water Power. Any person
desiring to operate an elevator with water power will be permitted to do
so under the following terms and conditions :

1. Every elevator must have attached to it a Cincinnati Waterworks
indicator, which must be furnished by the Water Department and payment
therefor collected in advance.

2. The indicator must be placed and kept in the most accessible posi-
tion on the elevator, and to the satisfaction of the inspector or such other
person as the Water Department may designate, and the indicator and rack
shall be kept clean and free from grease.

3. The inspector or such other person as the Water Department mar
designate shall be the only persons allowed to repair or in any way hart
any thing to do with the indicator after being placed in position by tbe
builder. The cost of all repairs to be paid by the owner.

4. Whenever the indicator is found to have been tampered with, or in
any way obstructed or raised from the rack, so as to prevent it from regis-



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tering, the water will be im mediately shut off and a fine of five dollars
assessed, and will not be turned on again until the same is paid.

5. The rack upon which the indicator travels must be kept in repair by
the owner and to the satisfaction of the Water Department

6. Whenever the indicator or rack, through accident or any other
cause, becomes misplaced or broken, the Water Department must at once
be notified.

7. The owner or tenant of premises supplied with water for elevator
purposes will be held responsible for all water consumed as registered by
the indicator.

8. Whenever changing the power for operating elevators from city
pressure to the tank system, steam system, or electric motor, the Water
Department must at once be notified, when the water will be shut off and
the indicator raised from the rack, where it shall remain until such time as
it may be necessary to use city water again; provided, however, that no
person shall be permitted to operate an elevator where the tank system,
steam system, electric motor, and hydraulic pressure, or either, are com-
bined, unless such person shall attach to the supply-pipe for any of such
elevators a meter, under the terms and conditions hereinbefore described.

9. There will be a charge of five dollars, to be paid in advance, for
turning on and off water to elevators for temporary purposes in addition
to the water consumed.

10. The Waterworks Department does not assure the consumer either a
full volume or the required pressure per square inch necessary to effectually
operate hydraulic elevators, the owner being subject to all the variable con-
ditions that may take place in the use of water from the Waterworks main.

11. Any person or persons vacating a building supplied with city water
for elevator purposes shall at once notify the Water Department to have
final reading taken and water shut off before said parties will be released
from further liability.

12. All final bills for water consumed must be paid upon presentation
of bill.

Sec. 21. — Premises partially supplied. Where premises are par-
tially supplied with city water and partially from canals, wells, or other
sources, full rates shall be charged, unless such premises have a meter
attached to their city supply-pipe under the terms and conditions herein-
before set forth.

Sec. 22. — Rates where Meters are not attached. The following
rates shall be charged per annum where no meters are attached to prettiises
for the use or consumption of water, less the regular discount of five per
cent for prompt payment (as per resolution of the Board of City Affairs
passed March 8th, to take effect April i, 1900).

Bakeries Bread, bread and cake, cracker, all ot either,

in addition to store charges for every barrel

of flour or meal used, per bbl $o oi

Cake and Ice-cream Saloons, in addition to
store charges , 3 00



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Basin Sinks In private dwellings (kitchen excepted), each $o 90

Public, each $1 80 to 9 00

Private, each 90

(By private is meant five persons or less, or
one family; public, six persons or more,
charge to be made according to number
of persons using.)
Slop sinks in hotels or boarding-houses, $2 to 8 00

Barber-shops In addition to store charges, each chair .... 1 60

Stationary washstand 2 50

Each additional stand or basin 1 50

BathSy hoi and coldy V . .In private dwellings or flats (to be used by

or either, ) one family only), each 2 50

In hotels, boarding-houses, barber-shops, or

other public bathing-places 12 00

Shower-baths in public bathing- places 15 00

Beer-pumps Each per year $20 to 50 oo

Billiard-roofns In addition to store, saloon, or special rates,

each table 1 00

Blacksfnith'Shop For each forge 1 80

Boarding-houses In addition to dwelling • house rates, each



Bottling Establishtnent. A.ccord\nQ to the quantity of bottling. $10 to 50 00

Bowling-alleys In addition to store, saloon, or special rates,

from one to three alleys, each 1 00

Each additional alley 50

Brick-yards For each gang of men or machine 20 00

Building Purposes Brick, per thousand .* 10

Plastering, per 100 square yards 20

Stone, per perch 04

Cement walks, per square yard 01

Concrete, per. cubic yard 04

Puddling purposes, per lineal foot of sewer. 10

Churches According to size $1 to 10 00

Cisterns Permit to fill in city limits, or streets where

no water-mains are laid 15°

Coffee-roasters To be estimated according to business done.

Cooper-shops In addition to shop charges $3 to 20 00

Cows Per head i 00

Dentists In addition to office charges, each chair or

spittoon and water attachment 15°

Drugstores In addition to store charges $2 to 6 00

Dwellings Occupied by one family only ; yard hydrant

and kitchen sink included in these charges.
When occupied by more than one family,
an additional charge of $1.80 per year to
be added for each family, which charge



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will entitle each additional family to one
sink:

I or 2 rooms $2 30

3 or 4 rooms 3 30

5 or 6 rooms 4 30

7 or 8 rooms 5 30

9 or 10 rooms 6 30

II or 12 rooms 7 30

13 or 14 rooms 8 30

'15 or 16 rooms 9 30

Each additional room 30

Dyeing or Scouring V ..In addition to store charges, each hand on

IVorks. J tub used $10 to 25 00

Each tank used 5 to 20 00

Each dyeing machine used 5 to 10 00

Elevators Hydraulic, per 100 cubic feet cts. .o6^Vff

Engines Gas, each horse- power 3 00

Steam, each horse-power 200

Boiler without engines, each horse-power . . 2 00
Establishments AH establishments not mentioned in sched-
ule, each 100 cubic feet 15

Factories Same as store charges.

Fish-markets In addition to store charges $5 to 10 00

Foundries Hydrants (additional openings regular rates),

each 10 00

Fountains and Jets Counters in stores, ^-inch jet, each 5 00

{Soda or other) Garden, etc. —

T^j-inch jet, 10 hrs. per day, 6 mos., each. . 5 00
Additional jet, ** " *' .. i 50

>^-inch jet, " " " . . 7 50

Additional jet, *• ** " . . 2 50

X-inch jet, ** •* ** . . 20 00

Additional jet, *' '• '• ..1000

^^-inch jet, *' *' " . . 75 00

Additional jet, ** '* " . . 50 00

(No ferrule larger than ^-inch granted for
fountains exclusively.)

Furnished Rooms Each room, per year i 00

Green or Hot-houses, . . . Private, each ^ %2 60

For florists, each $5 to 20 00

Groceries and V-.In addition to store charges (also separate

• Provisions. ] charge to be made when saloon connected

with same) $3 to 10 <x)

Halls Superficial interior as follows :

2,000 square feet and less 2 70

4,000 square feet and less 5 50

6,000 square feet and less 8 10

8,000 square feet and over 10 00



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Heating Apparatus Steam or hot water, outside of dwellings, per

ton of coal consumed $o «H

Steam or hot water, for private houses or

otherwise, per ton of coal consumed ^

Hogs Each 5*^

Horse-troughs Including all plugs, hydrants, tanks, tubs, or

troughs on the sidewalks for watering

horses, each .* 20 oc

Hose, Hose-plug, or^., Exclusive of charges for sprinkling, scrub-

Nozzle, J bing,etc * 270

Hotels In addition to special, saloon, barber-shop,

billiard- room, etc., rates, each room i 00

Kitchen, according to the number of draw-
cocks $10 to 50 00

Ice-cream Saloons Where not connected with bakeries, in addi-
tion to store and special charges $2 to 10 00

Laundries Dwelling - houses, used bj one familj, per

tray 5^

Each additional family, per tray 5^

Boarding-houses, per tray % 3 00

Flat buildings, per tray, each family 5°

Hotels, according to capacity $25 to 200 00

Public laundries 25 to 200 00

(These charges to govern where self-closing
cocks are used; charges to be doubled
where same are not used.)

Meters ...When the monthly consumption is 85,000

cubic |eet or more, per 100 cubic feet..cts, 064
When the monthly consumption is 42»«X)
cubic feet and less than 85,000, per 100

cubic feet * cts. o6|V

When the monthly consumption is more
than 8,000 cubic feet and less than 42,000,

per 100 cubic feet cts. o^S

When the monthly consumption is 8,000
cubic feet or less, per 100 cubic feet. . .cts. ^

Milk-stables In addition to regular stable rates and rates

for cows, there shall be charged for water

to l?e used in washing cans 3 **

Offices Same as stores.

Organ Motors Without meter $25 to 100 00

Pavements Washing with hose (corner lots both fronts

to be assessed), lot of 25 feet front or

less 21^

Each additional front foot over 25 feet 03

Photographers » ... In addition to store, office, or special charges,

one operator 5 *

Each additional operator l^



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Printing-offices ..In addition to office or special charges. $3 to 50 00

Restaurants In addition to store, saloon, or special

charges 5 to 100 00

Saloons In addition to store and special charges 4 to 20 00

Schools Private, per room i 80

Shops Same as stores.

Steam- Rollers Crushers, portable and hoisting engines, each

horse-power, per month 25

sprinkling* Gardens, lawns, or grass -plats, per square

yard ct. }^

Stables Livery and carriage horse, each stall i 80

Livery and private stable, for each carriage,

buggy, or wagon 90

Work-horse, each stall i 40

Sale stable, per stall 2 00

Stone-yards Each gang-saw $10 to 50 00

Stores and Business S..Each place occupied wholly or in part as
Premises. J a store, office, shop, warehouse, etc., 500

square feet or less i 00

For each additional 500 square feet or frac-
tional part thereof 60

Street-sprinkling Each cart or wagon of not over 250 gallons

capacity, per month 18 00

Each cart or wagon of not over 550 gallons

capacity, per month 33 00

With hose, per lineal foot of street 15

(No permit granted for less than a seasouT-
season being from April 1st to October ist
of each year; all to be special permits.)

Urinals In private dwellings, occupied by one family,

no charge.

Private urinals 3 00

Public urinals * $5 to 25 00

(By public is meant a urinal accessible to six
persons or more, to be charged according
to persons using same.)

Urinal troughs, each $5 to 25 00

Vegetable Sprinklers . . . Each 5 00

Wareroofns Only where water connections exist 2 00

Water-closets In private dwellings, with self-closing valves,

each 1 50

Without self-closing valves, each 4 00

Catch - basin closets, according to use of
water $5 to 15 00



« Automatic sprinklers are not allowed unlcFs meters are attechcd to the premises.



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Water-closets Public water-closet, with self - closing

valve $6 to iS 00

Without self-closing valve i2to5O00

(By public is meant a water-closet accessible
to six persons or more, to be charged ac-
cording to persons using same.)

Water For any other purpose not herein specially

mentioned, per loo cubic feet 15

Table showing annual rates reduced by resolution passed by Board oi
City Affairs March 8, 1900, to take effect April i, 1900:

Barber -shops — old ratr. xew ratf.

In addition to store charges, each chair ... $1 80 $1 60

Stationary washstand 300 250

Each additional stand or basin 200 150

Baths—

In private dwellings or flats (to be used by

one family only), each 2 70 2 50

Beer-pumps —

Each, per six months $25 to 100 00 $20 to 50 00

Brick-yards —

For each gang of men or machine 25 00 20 00

Churches —

According to size $2 to 12 00 $1 to 10 00

Cows —

Per head i 40 i 00

Dentists^-

In' addition to office charges, each chair or

spittoon and water attachment i 80 i 50

Dwellings —

I or 2 rooms

3 or 4 rooms ,

5 or 6 rooms

7 or 8 rooms

9 or 10 rooms

1 1 or 12 rooms

13 or 14 rooms

15 or 16 rooms

Each additional room ,

Each additional family

Groceries atid Provisions —

In addition to store charges (also separate
charge to be made when saloon is con-
nected with same) $3 to

Ice-cream Saloons —

Where not connected with bakeries, in ad-
dition to store and special charges 3 to

Saloons —

In addition to store and special charges. . . 5 to



3 00


2 30


4 20


3 T


S 20


430


6 50


5 r>


7 50


630


850


7 3<^


9 40


830


30


9 .»


30


30


2 00


I Jo



15 00


$3 to 10 00


25 00


2 to 10 00


25 00


4 to 30 00



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Sec. 23. — Plumbers* Application for License; what necessary.
Plumbers who desire to do business in connection with the Waterworks
Department must conform to the laws and the ordinances governing the
issuing of such permits.

A. How Application for Openings to be made. . When a licensed
plumber makes application to have an opening made in a street or alley
of the city for the purpose of laying or repairing a hydrant branch, he shall,
upon payment of the charges herein scheduled, be entitled to have the
requisite opening, ferrule attachment, back-filling, and paving done by the
Department of the City. Waterworks, which is alone authorized to open
the streets and alleys for Waterworks purposes.

The price of ferrule and inserting same, without bands, will be as follows :
%.inch, $3; %-inch, $3.50; i -inch, $4; i)<^-inch, $5.50; 2-inch, $7.50. The
price for bands when required will be for 3-inch, $6.50; 4-inch, $7.50;
6-inch, $9; 8-inch, $10; lo-inch, $12.50.

Charges for Openings. The following charges will be made for opening



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