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(a) Both water service and trunk mains shall be located and sized as determined by the Division of Water, based on engineering considerations.
(b) Unless special conditions warrant the installation of smaller water service mains, or increased volume of water needs by customers require larger mains, all mains for direct service to customers shall be eight inches in size.
(c) Except on dead end streets or cul-de-sacs which cannot be extended, and the distance is not over 300 feet with a fire hydrant on the end, a six inch line may be used.
(d) In cases where mains must be larger than eight inches to also perform the function of trunk mains, combination service-truck mains up to twelve inches in size only may be constructed.
(e) In cases where no more than eight domestic customers are to be served, and the length is less than 300 feet, and there is no possibility of the MAIN being extended or there is no possible need for fire hydrants or grid reinforcement, either a six inch ductile, four inch cast iron or two inch type "K" copper MAIN, as determined by the Director of Utilities, may be installed, in the right-of-way of a street or alleyway. The person or persons who first desire such service shall bear the full property owners' share of the cost of the MAIN, reimbursable to the percentage that the property owners' share is of the total cost from connection fees required from other persons desiring water service from the MAIN at the time that an application for a tap is made.
(f) Whenever the Director of Utilities deems it necessary, water mains shall be extended beyond the limits of the project so as to eliminate dead ends, the costs of which shall be included with the costs of the entire project.
(g) Water service mains shall be constructed along the full frontage of a premises when platted, or when in the opinion of the Director of Utilities, unplatted premises are in the same category as if platted. Water service mains along unplatted and undeveloped premises may be constructed to the point selected by the Director of Utilities.
(h) In special cases, the Director of Utilities may waive the above requirements, when there is no possibility of a water service MAIN being needed beyond the premises; however, the requirement that no premises shall be served with water until an equitable and equivalent payment for a water service MAIN has been made, shall not be abrogated.
(i) The above determinations by the Director of Utilities are subject to the approval of and enactment into law by Council when legally required.
(Ord. 167-96. Passed 9-16-96.)