Chapter 27 UTILITIES*
Section 27-86 Definitions.
For the purpose of this division, the following words and terms shall have the
Distribution system. That part of the city's water and light works used
to distribute electrical
energy from the generating plants or substations to the customers served, including poles,
fixtures, wires, cables, conduits, manholes, switches, protective devices, transformers, meters,
regulating equipment and other accessories.
Meter socket. A device used for mounting and connecting the electric
Non-standard electric meter. Any electric meter that does not conform to the departments
predominate specifications for electric meters will be considered non-standard. Non-standard
electric meters shall be electro-mechanical in design and shall not have any radio read equipment
installed. All department meters, including non-standard meters, must meet American National
Standards Institute C12.1 and C12.20 standards.
Service drop. The overhead wires or cables installed from the department's
electric line to the
first point of attachment to the customer's building or other structure.
Service entrance. The conduit wire fittings and accessories used between
the termination of
the service drop or underground service and the customer's service equipment.
Service equipment. The main circuit breaker(s) or fused switch(es) and
their accessories which
constitutes the main control and means of cutoff for the supply to a customer's premises.
Underground service. The underground wire, cable, conduit and other devices
the department's electric line or facility to the customer's building or other structure.
(Code 1964, § 15.400; Ord. No. 22092, § 1, 6-16-14)
Cross reference(s)--Definitions and rules of construction generally,
(Ord. 22092, Amended, 06/16/2014, Prior Text)