929.15  BACKFLOW PREVENTION.
   (a)   No person shall install, use, operate, or maintain any hydrant, faucet, or any kind of outlet for any liquid connected to a well located within the Primary or Secondary Areas; unless a reduced pressure principle backflow prevention devise is operating properly between such hydrant, faucet or any outlet for any liquid connected to a well, and the well.
 
   (b)   An approved reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device of the type designated shall be installed to protect the wells located on the premises of facilities located in the Primary and Secondary Areas; unless the Services Director determines that no real or potential health, pollutional or other hazard to the City’s well fields exists.
(Ord. 00-456.  Passed 12-19-00.)
 
   (c)   Any backflow prevention device installed  pursuant to this Chapter shall be of a model or construction approved by the Services Director and the Ohio E.P.A. and shall be tested and be found to function properly and shall be certified by an inspector certified pursuant to Ohio R.C. 3703.04 and 3703.05 and Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-37 before the device is put in use.
(Ord. 00-456.  Passed 12-19-00.)
 
   (d)   Every backflow prevention device required under this Chapter shall be installed at a location and in a manner approved by the Services Director and shall be installed by and at the expense of the property owner.
(Ord. 00-456.  Passed 12-19-00.)
 
   (e)   It shall be the duty of the property owner of any premises on which backflow prevention devices have been installed to have thorough inspections and operational tests made of the devices at such intervals and in such manner as may be required by the Services Director and by the Ohio E.P.A., but in no event shall such tests be made at greater than twelve month intervals.  These inspections and tests shall be at the expense of the property owner and shall be performed by an inspector certified pursuant to Ohio R.C. 3703.04 and 3703.05 and Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-37.
(Ord. 00-456.  Passed 12-19-00.)
 
   (f)   Backflow prevention devices shall be repaired, overhauled or replaced at the expense of the property owner within fourteen days after they are found to be defective.  Records of such inspections, tests, repairs and overhaul shall be kept by the property owner and made available to the Services Director and the Health Commissioner.
(Ord. 00-456.  Passed 12-19-00.)
 
   (g)   Backflow prevention devices shall be tested during normal business hours.  Manifold or dual settings of the devices should be considered for premises requiring uninterrupted water service.  Backflow prevention devices set in manifold shall meet the minimum flow requirements of a single device of the proper size.
 
   (h)   Existing backflow prevention devices approved by the Services Director or the Ohio E.P.A. prior to the effective date of this regulation and which are properly maintained shall, except for inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements, be excluded from the requirements of subsections (c) and (d) hereof, if the Services Director and the Ohio E.P.A. are assured that the devices will satisfactorily protect the
City’s well field.
(Ord. 00-456.  Passed 12-19-00.)
 
   (i)   The Health Commissioner shall maintain a current record of all backflow prevention devices which are a part of any water system connected to a well in the Primary or Secondary Areas.
 
   (j)   Persons performing inspections as required in this section shall, within fifteen days of performing such inspection, file with the Health Commissioner a test report.  The test report shall include the following data:
      (1)   Type of backflow prevention device.
      (2)   Size of backflow prevention device.
      (3)   Location of backflow prevention device.
      (4)   Model designation of backflow prevention device.
      (5)   Date backflow prevention device was installed.
      (6)   Test results before backflow prevention device was repaired.
      (7)   Description of repairs made.   
      (8)   Description of materials used in making repairs.
      (9)   Results of a final test of the backflow prevention device after the repair or installation.
      (10)   Inspector's signature.
      (11)   Date of the inspection.
      (12)   Certification by the owner of the premises on which the backflow prevention device is located certifying that the backflow prevention device has been in constant use at the location of the backflow prevention device during the entire proscribed interval between test periods and that during that period the backflow prevention device was not by-passed, made inoperative or removed without proper authorization.
      (13)   Such other information as the Health Commissioner deems necessary.
   The Health Commissioner may impose a reasonable filing fee for reports filed to recover administrative costs associated with receiving and processing such reports.
 
   (k)   The definitions of terms contained in Section 913.03 of the Codified Ordinances shall be applicable to this Section.
(Ord. 99-52. Passed 2-16-99.)