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(1) It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to use water from a fire hydrant or other public connections without authorization from the town, or to otherwise connect to the town water system, or to take water from said system, without authorization from the town. Violation of this subsection is a class 1 civil infraction punishable as set forth in CMC 1.05.010.

(2) Any person who has been issued a notice of violation or order to abate pursuant to this chapter who either willfully fails to respond to the notice of civil violation by payment of the civil penalty or willfully fails to abate from the unauthorized use of water from the fire hydrant or other public connection by using the water from same without authority for a second time or more often, upon conviction thereof, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $5,000, or by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed 364 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 649 § 1, 2021; Ord. 550 § 2, 2012)