§ 53.10  INSTALLATION OF CONTAINMENT FACILITIES.
   (A)   Containment assemblies shall be installed pursuant to North Carolina Plumbing Code as set forth in this chapter, the Town of Clayton Cross Connection Handbook, and the North Carolina Plumbing and Fire Codes.
   (B)   In those cases in which any containment assembly was installed by a prior owner, or any other person, the responsibility for maintenance, testing, and replacement as applicable shall be with the current owner.
   (C)   The cost of any containment assembly, and any other plumbing modifications necessary and convenient to install a containment assembly, and the testing and maintenance thereof, shall be paid for by the owner.
   (D)   Any pre-existing, compliant approved backflow assembly will be allowed to remain only in its original location and must be repaired with approved parts. If the containment assembly is removed or repaired with parts that are not approved, then such containment assembly shall no longer be considered pre-existing and compliant and shall be replaced with a containment assembly pursuant to this § 53.10.
   (E)   Private distribution systems shall have a master meter and a master backflow assembly at each connection to the public water supply.
   (F)   In the case of premises on which any industrial fluids or any other objectionable substance is handled in such a manner as to create an actual or potential hazard to the public water system, the public system shall be protected against backflow from the premises by installing an approved backflow prevention assembly in the service line commensurate with the degree of hazard. This shall include the handling of process waters and waters originating from the water purveyor's system which have been subject to deterioration in quality.
   (G)   In the case of premises having internal cross-connections that cannot be permanently corrected or protected against, or having intricate plumbing and piping arrangements or where entry to all portions of the premises is not readily accessible for inspection purposes, making it impracticable or impossible to ascertain whether or not dangerous cross-connections exits, the public water system shall be protected against backflow from the premises by installing an approved backflow prevention assembly in the service line commensurate with the degree of hazard.
   (H)   All commercial and industrial consumers, upon notification from the town, shall install or have installed an approved backflow prevention (containment) assembly, commensurate with the degree of hazard. The period allowed for this installation shall not exceed the following.
 
Degree of Hazard
Time Frame (Days)
Degree of Hazard
Time Frame (Days)
2 in Service or Smaller
2 in Service or Larger
Low
90
Low
270
Medium
90
Medium
270
High
60
High
180
 
(Ord. passed 3-20-95; Am. Ord. 2020-01-06, passed 1-21-20)