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(A) Water and sewerage facilities shall be designed, constructed, and operated according to the requirements and recommendations of the State Division of Health and Rehabilitation Services or Department of Environmental Regulation.
(B) All water utilities shall include the following in their facilities:
(1) Chlorination (disinfection) of all water supplies prior to distribution;
(2) A suitable master meter or measuring device at each source of supply to maintain a record of the water produced and pumped into the distribution system;
(3) A distribution system with lines conforming to current American Water Works Association standards for materials, and designed to be capable of delivering, in addition to domestic requirements, minimum fire flows of 500 g.p.m. in residential areas and 1,250 g.p.m. in commercial, institutional, or industrial areas at residual pressure of 20 p.s.i.;
(4) Improved fire hydrants conforming to A.W.W.A.-C502, spaced no further than 500 feet on center in areas or development containing multi-family dwelling units, commercial, institutional, or industrial uses, and 1000 feet on center in areas or development containing one or two family dwelling units. Water mains shall be no less than eight inches in diameter in commercial areas and six inches in diameter in residential areas. The city may require larger diameter water mains for long lines that are not connected to other mains at intervals close enough for proper mutual support, or as may be required to provide the fire flows and residual pressures specified.
(5) A distribution system designed to avoid dead ends in its mains, and providing an adequate number of valves conforming to A.W.W.A.-C500, as well as facilities for periodic flushing of mains;
(6) Sufficient storage or emergency pumping facilities to assure the maintenance of the minimum fire flows required for at least four hours; and
(7) Duplicate facilities, as much as is reasonable and practical, and as the City Commission may determine for the particular installation.
(8) It is not the intent of these regulations to necessarily fix the responsibility for performance and maintenance of fire flows and fire pressures under all operating conditions on the public utility. It is the intent of these regulations that the facilities will be designed to meet the design standards of these regulations.
(C) Sewerage utilities will provide plants and equipment with proven satisfactory experience records, and will provide for the following:
(1) Chlorination of all plant effluents;
(2) A minimum of complete secondary treatment and any additional treatment that the State Board of Health or Department of Environmental Regulation may require;
(3) Disposal of treated and chlorinated effluent to a stream or body of water providing adequate flow dilution or disposal of the effluent to the ground, all according to the State Board of Health requirements.
(4) The following will be provided whenever reasonable and practical, as the City Commission may determine for the particular installation:
(a) Flow measurement devices and discharge pressure gauge at lift stations and plants (a minimum of elapsed time meters on system lift stations and plant lift stations will be provided); and
(b) Duplicate facilities, or auxiliary power to provide continuous service during equipment breakdown or maintenance and power failure as may be reasonable and proper for the individual installation.
(D) In areas not likely to become developed further, or in other appropriate cases, the City Commission may in its discretion except certain of the above minimum design standards as it may deem appropriate.
(Ord. 241, passed 11-27-85; Am. Ord. 1056, passed 5-2-02) Penalty, see § 26