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A. Permit And Connection Required:
1. No connections with the waterworks system shall be made without a permit issued by the city. All such connections shall be made by city employees under the supervision of the superintendent of water, superintendent of public works, their designee, or a licensed plumbing company under the supervision of the city, and no connections shall be covered until the work has been inspected to the satisfaction of city. Whenever any premises shall hereafter be connected with the waterworks system, a charge shall be made pursuant to the terms of this chapter.
2. The owner, occupant or party or parties in possession of any house, structure, factory, industrial or commercial establishment or any other building or structure of any other character which uses water and is located on property within the corporate limits shall cause such house, structure, factory, industrial or commercial establishment or any other building or structure of any other character to be connected with the waterworks system within ninety (90) days from the date that water facilities become available to such property.
3. Every building with an installed plumbing system intended for human habitation or occupancy on the premises which falls within any residentially zoned district of the City (pursuant to the City zoning regulation) shall be provided by the owner of said property with a connection to the public water system and public sanitary system.
B. Use Of Wells:
1. No new wells for the provision of water shall be constructed within the corporate limits of the City. Existing nonresidential premises which are supplied by existing wells shall be permitted to continue said use, provided it is not expanded, altered or intensified. Such determination shall be made in the sole discretion of the Superintendent of Water or his designees. (Ord. 2004-O-8, 1-20-2004)
2. Within fourteen (14) days of the effective date hereof, any person, firm, corporation or entity operating an existing well shall register same with the City. Such registration shall include identification of the well location, when such well was put into service, the depth of the well, type of equipment, maximum capacity, well water used on a monthly basis, and such further information as may be reasonably required by the City. Such information shall be updated by the operator on an annual basis on July 1 of each year. Each registration shall be accompanied by a registration fee as provided in section 3-2A-1 of this Code. (Ord. 2004-O-8, 1-20-2004; amd. 2009 Code)
3. Any well so permitted shall comply with the Illinois Plumbing Code, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and all other applicable State and Federal Statutes and regulations and local regulations, and shall have inspections and tests made of such permitted wells as required by the Illinois Plumbing Code, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and all other applicable State and Federal Statutes and regulations and local regulations. A copy of such compliance records shall accompany the registration required herein. (Ord. 2004-O-8, 1-20-2004)
C. Tap Fees And Costs:
1. Fees Established; Tap Requirements:
a. Water taps are by permission of the Superintendent of Water or his designee only. The property owner/applicant shall install the required water meter and pay the water tap fees as provided in section 3-2A-1 of this Code. (Ord. 2004-O-8, 1-20-2004; amd. 2009 Code)
b. Any tap into the waterworks system shall be by full circle stainless steel repair clamp with a welded tap of a type and kind approved by the City, unless another tapping alternate is otherwise approved in the sole discretion of the Superintendent of Water or his designee.
c. Notwithstanding the above, any consumer that demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Water that such consumer has a need for an oversized meter to alleviate flow restriction may install such oversized meter.
2. Scope Of Fees: The water tap fees shall be due and payable for any building or structure which is directly or indirectly connected to a City water main. Evidence of connection to a City water main shall include, but not be limited to, installation of a water meter for the provision of water to said building or structure.
3. Additional Costs: The water tap fees do not include tapping, corporation stop, curb stop, stop/buffalo box, meter pit (if permitted), meter, materials, labor, or miscellaneous costs which shall be paid by the owner/applicant. As set forth herein, water service lines to the main shall be maintained by the property owner. If the property owner shall fail to maintain said line pursuant to the direction of the City, the City may pursue any or all of the following remedies:
a. Terminate the water service to the premises until repairs deemed necessary by the City are made. The cost of said termination shall be paid by the owner, and if not paid, said charges shall be deemed to be unpaid water charges and shall, at the City's sole option, constitute a lien upon the serviced property.
b. Charge the property owner for the estimated cost of all water that is determined by the City to have not been metered.
c. Perform the repairs or maintenance to the service lines. The cost of said repairs shall be paid by the owner upon presentation, or said charges shall be deemed to be unpaid water charges and shall, at the City's sole option, constitute a lien upon the serviced property which may be foreclosed as set forth herein, and if unpaid, the City may terminate service to the property. (Ord. 2004-O-8, 1-20-2004)