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(A) If, in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code or in the judgment of the Superintendent of Public Works an appropriate backflow prevention device is necessary for the safety of the public water supply system, the Superintendent of Public Works shall give notice to the water customer to install such an approved device immediately. The water customer shall, at his (her) own expense, install such an approved device at a location and in a manner in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code and all applicable local regulations, and shall have inspections and tests made of such approved devices as required by the Illinois Plumbing Code, village and local regulations.
(B) No person, firm or corporation shall establish or permit to be established, or maintain or permit to be maintained, any connection whereby a private, auxiliary or emergency water supply, other than the regular public water supply of the village enters the supply of distribution system of the village, unless such private, auxiliary or emergency water supply and the method of connection and use of such supply shall have been approved by the Superintendent of Public Works and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
(C) It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Public Works to cause surveys and investigations to be made of industrial and other properties served by the village's water supply to determine whether actual or potential hazards to the village's water supply may exist. Such surveys and investigations shall be made a matter of public record and shall be repeated at least every two years, or as often as the Superintendent of Public Works shall deem necessary. Records of such surveys shall be maintained and available for review for a period of at least five years.
(D) The designated and approved cross-connection control device inspector for the village shall have the right to enter at any reasonable time any property served by a connection to the village water supply or distribution system of the village for the purpose of verifying the presence or absence of cross-connections, and that the Superintendent of Public Works or his authorized agent shall have the right to enter at any reasonable time any property served by a connection to the public water supply or distribution system of the village for the purpose of verifying information submitted by the village's water customer regarding the required cross-connection control inspection. On demand, the owner, lessees or occupants of any property so served shall furnish to the Superintendent of Public Works any information which he may request regarding the piping system or systems or water use on such property. The refusal of such information, when demanded, shall, within the discretion of the Superintendent of Public Works, be deemed evidence of the presence of improper connections as provided in this subchapter.
(E) The Superintendent of Public Works is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue, after reasonable notice to the occupant thereof and specific approval by the Village Board, the water service to any property wherein any connection in violation of the provisions of this subchapter is known to exist, and to take such other precautionary measures as he may deem necessary to eliminate any danger of contamination of the public water supply distribution mains. Water service to such property shall not be restored until such conditions have been eliminated or corrected in compliance with the provisions of this subchapter, and until a reconnection fee of $50 is paid to the village. Immediate disconnection with verbal notice to the occupant can be effected when the Superintendent of Public Works believes that imminent danger of harmful contamination of the public water supply system exists. Such action shall be followed by written notification to the occupant of the cause of disconnection.
(F) Any consumer responsible for backsiphoned material or contamination through backflow, if contamination of the potable water supply system occurs through an illegal cross-connection or an improperly installed, maintained or repaired device, or a device which has been bypassed, shall bear the cost of clean-up of the potable water supply system.
(Ord. 88-10, passed 10-24-88)