What is a water service? Who owns it?

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Definition of the Public Service & the Private Service

Water is delivered from the Village-owned water main in the street to a private building through the water service lateral or line, commonly referred to as the service. The service is comprised of two distinct parts: the municipal or public service and the private service.

The public service is the section located in the area from the water main to and through the curb stop (the property's water shut off valve). This section is owned and maintained by the Village of Shorewood.

The second section, the private service, is located from the curb stop into the building. This section is owned and maintained by the property owner as outlined in the Village Code §415-20.C.