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(a) Access to Sewer Line or Manhole Required. When a sewer line or manhole exists within a sewer, public utility, or right-of-way easement across private property, the owner of the private property shall provide reasonable access to the sewer line and unobstructed access to the manhole.

(b) Unlawful to Cover Line or Manhole. It is unlawful for any person to obstruct, cover, or alter any sewer line or manhole in the City without the written permission of the City. Any structure, shed, deck, patio, concrete or other obstruction covering any sewer, public utility, or right-of-way easement without written permission of the City will be removed at the expense of the property owner.