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(A) General. All subdivisions shall be designed so the proposed water distribution and supply system does and accomplishes the following.
(1) Extends water mains through the proposed subdivision to serve otherwise unserved abutting properties.
(2) Provides water service, with separate service connections terminating not less than two feet inside the property or easement line, to each proposed lot of record.
(3) Provides adequate capacity to serve all the lots proposed to be served by the line, plus any additional extensions to the main which might be made to develop property in the same pressure area with the type of uses, and to the maximum density permitted by the then-existing zoning regulations of the village with respect to the property within the corporate limits, and the land use element of the village's comprehensive plan for proposals outside the corporate limits.
(4) Looped water mains so as to avoid dead ends.
(5) Provides standard fire hydrants at each intersection of two or more public streets or roadways, and provides additional hydrants as are necessary so that hydrants are not more than 300 feet apart in all areas. All fire hydrants shall have auxiliary valves.
(6) The minimum size water main shall be eight inches in diameter; except on a minor cul-de-sac street, serving ten homes or less, a six inch water main is acceptable.
(7) Permits the use of private wells only in the following situation:
(a) In subdivisions in unincorporated areas;
(b) Minimum size lot served shall be 20,000 square feet; and,
(c) Well shall be in accordance with county standards.
(B) Right-of-way/easements dedication. All water mains shall be installed in public easements or dedicated public rights-of-way, such easements and rights-of-way to be of sufficient width and the water mains to be installed at such locations as to permit open-cut installation, maintenance, and repair within the confines of the easement or right-of-way without relocation or unreasonable interference with other public utilities located therein. The minimum public easement width shall be 15 feet.
(C) Construction standards. All water mains shall use materials and be installed in a manner meeting or exceeding the required standards and specifications contained in the "Standard Specifications for Water and Sewer Main Construction in Illinois," the current edition as then modified, supplemented, and amended by the Village Engineer. These standards and specifications with the modifications, amendments, and amplifications of the Village Engineer are available at the Public Works Department.
(D) Oversizing. Where applicable, the developer/subdivider shall install water mains sufficient in size to serve future growth in the vicinity of the subdivision. The village shall make special provisions for that developer/subdivider to recapture those additional costs incurred as a result of oversizing the water main.
(E) The developer will be required to conduct a leak detection survey by sounding and correlating with computerized equipment every valve box, hydrant, and service to identify any leaks occurring in the system. The data must be submitted to the village prior to acceptance of the public improvements.
(Ord. 2313-95, passed 2-1-95; Am. Ord. 2421-96, passed 5-15-96; Am. Ord. 12-1014, passed 11-7-12)