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(A) No water service connections to any premises shall be installed or maintained unless the potable water and water supply are protected against actual or potential contamination or pollution in the manner required.
(B) In the event of contamination or pollution of a potable water system, the consumer shall notify immediately the town, in order that appropriate measures may be taken to overcome the contamination or pollution.
(C) The Director or his or her authorized representative shall have the right to enter any building, structure, or premises to perform any duty imposed upon by this subchapter where cross-connection, backflow, and back-siphonage is deemed possible.
(D) Nothing herein shall relieve the consumer of the responsibility for conducting or causing to be conducted, periodic surveys of water use practices on his or her premises to determine whether there are actual or potential cross-connection in the consumer’s water system through which contaminants or pollutants could flow back into the public water system.
(E) On request, the consumer shall furnish to the Director any pertinent information regarding the water supply system on such property where cross-connection, backflow, and back-siphonage is deemed possible.
(F) Water service may be discontinued after reasonable notice to the consumer if a violation of this subchapter exists on the premises. Such other precautionary measures may be taken as are deemed necessary to eliminate any danger to the potable water system. Water service shall not be restored until the danger has been eliminated in compliance with the provisions of this subchapter. Installation of all cross-connections, backflow, and back-siphonage control devices will be made by a licensed plumber approved by the Director of Public Works. All installations shall be made under the supervision of the town’s Cross-Connection Control Inspector.
(G) Installations of all reduced pressure principle backflow prevention devices on existing or proposed water meters shall be installed adjacent to the property line or within 15 feet of the meter.
(H) All cross-connections, backflow, and back-siphonage all control equipment shall meet the testing requirements of the Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research, the American Water Works Association, and the State Building Code, Volume II Plumbing, and the EPA.
(I) (1) All cross-connections, backflow, and back-siphonage control devices, both existing and new, and all parts thereof, shall be maintained in a safe condition and in good working order. The consumer shall be responsible for the maintenance of all backflow prevention devices downstream from the service connection on the private water system.
(2) (a) All backflow prevention devices located at the service connections shall be tested at least once a year, or more often in those instances where inspections indicate a need by the Department of Public Works. Test results shall be made available to the consumer.
(b) The consumer shall be notified by the Public Works Department prior to the requirement that all rubber goods shall be replaced every five years or more often if needed. Removal, rebuilding, and installation shall be made by a licensed plumber approved by the Director of Public Works.
(3) All maintenance and repairs of the backflow device shall be made at the expense of the consumer.
(J) Any RPZ devices that have been installed inside a building shall be required to be inspected at least annually by an independent inspector certified by the state to conduct such inspections. The test results shall be mailed to the Public Works Director within 14 days of inspection.
(K) All RPZ devices must remain free of obstructions (i.e., brush, shrubbery, fences, and the like) for testing or inspection purposes.
(L) The town assumes no responsibility for the RPZ device during an annual inspection.
(M) All fire protection water lines must have an RPZ device.
(N) All commercial buildings that use a boiler system must have an RPZ device and that device must be inspected annually by an independent inspector certified by the state to conduct such inspections. The test results shall be mailed to the Public Works Director within 14 days of inspection.
(O) All permanent installations designed to introduce water into a swimming pool from a potable water supply shall be done only through an air gap of at least two times the diameter of the introducing pipe. In those instances where a permanent water introduction system is not installed and water from a potable water supply is introduced into a swimming pool by means of a hose, the hose bib to which the hose is connected shall be equipped with an RPZ backflow preventer.
(P) No irrigation lines shall be placed within the town rights-of-way.
(2013 Code, § 18.65) Penalty, see § 50.99