(1) Permanent Discontinuance. A consumer who, for any reason, including the vacating of the premises, wishes to have the water service permanently discontinued, shall give the utility at least 24 hours' notice and shall specify the date that service be discontinued. Until the utility has received such notice, the consumer shall be held responsible for all service rendered to the premises.

(2) Temporary Discontinuance. If a consumer wants to temporarily discontinue the water service, as in instances of seasonal use, the consumer shall notify the utility of the request. The utility may, subject to approval of the Commission, adopt special rules to fit local conditions for temporary discontinuance. The utility may assess the consumer a reconnection charge as provided in ARM 38.5.2505(2) .

History: Sec. 69-3-102, MCA; IMP, Sec. 69-3-102, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 864; Eff. 4/30/82.