Why would CFPUA knowingly and willingly put its customers at risk? Will there be a boil water advisory due to low pressure? Will CFPUA assume direct liability for a fire in the area and the consequences of low water pressure to fight such a fire? Is CFPUA violating any state and federal regulations? Does CFPUA not know that this action "is likely to affect unfavorably service to other customers" under NCUC Rules?
Under NC Utilities Commission rules:
Rule R7-13. Pressure requirements.
Each water utility shall maintain an adequate pressure for its distribution system as
required by the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health and Natural
Resources and any other state or local governmental agencies with rules pertaining to
(NCUC Docket No. W-100, Sub 24, 2/22/94.)
Rule R7-17. Refusal to serve applicants.
(b) Utility's Facilities Inadequate. — Until adequate facilities can be provided, a utility
may decline to serve an applicant if, in the best judgment of the utility, it does not have
adequate facilities to render service applied for or if the intended use is of a character
that is likely to affect unfavorably service to other customers.
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