.07 Advances by Applicant.

A. The utility may require a reasonable deposit from the applicant before construction is commenced, in order to guarantee performance. The deposit, without interest, shall be returned to the applicant, on a pro-rata basis, as each new customer makes application for service.

B. Any portion of the deposit remaining unrefunded 10 years from the date the utility is first ready to render service from the extension will be retained by the utility and credited to an appropriate account.