13.04.370: CONTROL OF BACKFLOW AND CROSS CONNECTIONS:
   A.   It shall be unlawful at any place supplied with water from the city of South Jordan water distribution system to do any of the following:
      1.   To install or use any physical connection or arrangement of piping or fixtures which may allow any fluid or substance not suitable for human consumption to come in contact with the potable water.
      2.   To install any connection, arrangement, or fixtures without using a backflow prevention device or assembly designed to prevent a violation of subsection A1 of this section. Any such device or assembly must be approved for installation by the South Jordan water division with respect to each application.
      3.   To install any backflow prevention device or assembly described in subsection A2 of this section which is not installed as required in the current edition of the plumbing code, as adopted by the city and the state.
   B.   Enforcement of this section shall be conducted by the director of public works, or designee, under the provisions of this title.
   C.   Any user of water from the South Jordan water distribution system shall pay all costs of installation, maintenance and testing of backflow prevention devices or assemblies. The city of South Jordan shall not be financially responsible for the installation, annual testing, and/or maintenance of the resident's or water user's backflow device or assembly.
   D.   Backflow prevention devices or assemblies required by this section shall be tested not less than once each year by a technician certified by the state division of drinking water and/or the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA). Test results shall be furnished to the South Jordan water division annually.
   E.   Inspections of connections to South Jordan's water system shall be conducted by a city designated inspector at any time. In accordance with the agreement signed for water service, and section 13.04.250 of this chapter, the property owner shall allow the city designee access to determine whether all water connections are protected in accordance with this section.
   F.   Water service may be discontinued immediately to any user found to be in violation of this section, and the violation presents an immediate threat to the water supply as determined by the city. Water service may be discontinued to any user found to be in violation of this section that does not present an immediate threat to the water supply after sufficient notice has been given.
   G.   Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be civilly liable to the city of South Jordan, and to third persons other than the city, for all damage proximately caused by said violation. The election to pursue civil remedies under this subsection does not prohibit the city from pursuing criminal remedies.
   H.   Any violation of this section shall be an infraction and a repeat violation shall be a class B misdemeanor. Repeat violations shall include any prior conviction under this section whether by trial, plea of guilty or no contest, or plea in abeyance. The election to pursue criminal remedies under this subsection does not prohibit the city from pursuing civil remedies. (Ord. 2009-13, 12-1-2009)