§ 51.159  ENFORCEMENTS.
   (A)   The consumer or person in charge of any installation found not to be in compliance with the provisions of this subchapter shall be notified in writing with regard to the corrective action(s) to be taken.
   (B)   Such notice must explain the violation and give the time period within which the violation must be corrected. The time period set to correct a violation shall not exceed 30 days after receiving notice unless otherwise specified by § 51.153. If the violation has been determined by the town to be an imminent hazard, the service will be disconnected and the consumer shall be required to correct the violation immediately.
   (C)   In the event a consumer is found in violation of this subchapter and fails to correct the violation in a timely manner or pay any civil penalty or expense assessed under this section, water service may be terminated, and shall be reestablished only when the violation is corrected and any applicable civil penalties and re-connect fees are paid.
   (D)   The violation of any section of this subchapter may be punished by a civil penalty listed as follows:
      (1)   Unprotected cross-connection involving a private water system which creates an imminent hazard: $1,000 per day, not to exceed $10,000.
      (2)   Unprotected cross-connection involving a private water system which is of a moderate or high hazard: $500 per day, not to exceed $5,000.
      (3)   If in the judgement of the town any consumer, manager, supervisor, or person in charge of any installation is found to be in noncompliance with the provisions of this subchapter and neglects their responsibility to correct a violation, water service will be discontinued. After the violation is corrected and re-connect fees have been paid, service will be restored.
      (4)   Failure of a consumer or Certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester to submit any record required by this subchapter, or the submission of falsified reports or records, may result in a civil penalty of up to $500 per violation. If a Tester submits falsified records to the town, the town shall permanently revoke that Tester's privileges to test any backflow prevention assembly within the jurisdiction of the town.
      (5)   Failure of a consumer to test or maintain backflow prevention assemblies as required shall be subject to a civil penalty of $200 per day.
   (E)   Enforcement of this program shall be administered by the Director of Public Works or authorized representative of the director.
(Ord. 17-02, passed 2-20-2017)