§ 52.14  CROSS-CONNECTIONS.
   (A)   The city adopts by reference the Water Supply Cross-Connection Rules of the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, being R325.11401 through R325.11407.
   (B)   It shall be the duty of the city’s Water Department to cause inspections to be made of all properties served by the public water supply, where cross-connections with the public water supply is deemed possible. The frequency of inspections and re-inspections based on potential health hazards involved shall be as established by the city’s water utility and as approved by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality.
   (C)   The representative of the city’s Water Department shall have the right to enter at any reasonable time any property served by a connection to the public water supply system of the city for the purpose of inspecting the piping system or systems thereof for cross-connections. On request, the owner, lessees or occupants of any property so served shall furnish to the inspection agency any pertinent information regarding the piping system or systems on such property. The refusal of such information or refusal of access, where requested, shall be deemed evidence of the presence of cross-connections.
   (D)   For all water services connected to the city water supply, testable backflow prevention assemblies shall be tested upon installation to be sure that the device is working properly. Subsequent testing of residential lawn irrigation backflow prevention assemblies shall be tested at least once every five years, all other testable backflow prevention assemblies shall be conducted on an annual basis as required by the city and in accordance with the state’s Department of Environmental Quality and the state’s Plumbing Code requirements. The city’s Water Department shall notify the water customer in writing of the required testing or repairs. The water customer shall be responsible for hiring a certified tester or performing any repairs and providing Water Department with proof of completion within 30 days from the date the written notice is sent. The 30-day deadline may be extended by the Water Department upon showing of good cause by the water customer. Only individuals that hold an American Society of Sanitary Engineering backflow tester certification shall be qualified to perform such testing. All cost for testing and repairs to any backflow prevention assemblies are the responsibility of the water customer.
   (E)   The city’s Water Utility is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue water service after reasonable notice to any property wherein any connection in violation of this section exists, and to take such precautionary measures deemed necessary to eliminate any danger of contamination of the public water supply system. Water service to such property shall not be restored until the cross-connection(s) has been eliminated in compliance with the provisions of this section.
   (F)   The potable water supply made available on the properties served by the public water supply shall be protected from possible contamination as specified by this section and by the state’s and the county’s Plumbing Code. Any water outlet which could be used for potable or domestic purposes and which is not supplied by the potable system must be labeled in a conspicuous manner as:
 
Water Unsafe for Drinking
 
   (G)   This section does not supersede the state’s Plumbing Code.
   (H)   Any person violating the provisions of this section or the written order of the city’s Water Department in pursuance of this section is responsible for a municipal civil infraction.
(Prior Code, § 2.65)  (Ord. 731, passed 7-21-2008; Ord. 788, passed 3-19-2018)  Penalty, see § 52.99