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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1C: Plastic pipe connections; installation; notice to property owner or occupant; grounding of structure; penalty

Section 1C. No water company shall install plastic pipe connections in any building or dwelling house without first giving notice to the occupant or owner of said building or dwelling house, and sending a copy of such notice to the wire inspector of the city or town in which the building or dwelling house is located. Such notice shall include a warning that the required grounding of the building or dwelling house might be affected by the installation of plastic pipe. Within thirty days of such notice, the owner of such building or dwelling house shall cause the building or dwelling house to be properly grounded. Upon the expiration of such thirty day period, the wire inspector shall inspect the building or dwelling house to determine that the building or dwelling house has been grounded in accordance with safety standards.

Whoever fails to ground a building or dwelling house in accordance with safety standards within thirty days after such notice, as hereinbefore provided, shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars.