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(a) The City hereby adopts a cross connection control program which shall cause inspections to be made of all properties served by the public water supply where cross connections with the public water supply are deemed possible. The frequency of inspection and reinspection, based on potential health hazards involved, shall be as established by the City through its cross connection control program and as approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The cross connection control program shall be amended and changed by the City of Howell Department of Public Works Superintendent when mandated by the MDEQ.
(b) The City of Howell Department of Public Works Superintendent and/or his/her designated agent may enter, at any reasonable time, upon any property served by a connection to the public water supply system of the City, for the purpose of inspecting the water supply system thereof for cross connections. On request, the owner, lessee or occupant of any property so served shall furnish to the inspection agency any pertinent information regarding such water supply system. The refusal of such information or the refusal of access to such property, when requested, shall be deemed evidence of the presence of cross connections.
(c) The City is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue water service after reasonable notice to the owner, lessee or occupant of any property wherein any cross connection in violation of this section exists, and to take such other 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 has been eliminated in compliance with this section.
(d) 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 the State Plumbing Code. Any water outlet which could be used for potable or domestic purposes and which is not supplied by the potable system shall be labeled in a conspicuous manner as "WATER UNSAFE FOR DRINKING."
(e) This section does not supersede the State Plumbing Code or Chapter 1044 but is supplementary to them.
(Ord. 319. Passed 5-14-73; Ord. 719. Passed 6-18-01.)