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(a) Approval and installation. Both the selection and installation of backflow prevention devices required by the provisions of this section shall be approved by the City and shall be installed by and at the expense of the customer.
(b) Testing and maintenance. The devices shall be tested annually by a certified tester with repairs and maintenance as needed. Records of such tests and repairs shall be kept by the customer and made available to the Cross Connection Control Officer. All of the above shall be at the sole cost of the customer. A property owner failure or refusal to have a device tested, or take corrective action to repair any backflow device which has failed its annual test is a public nuisance under TOMC Section 1-6.01 et seq. As additional to remedies provided therein, the City may hire a company to perform the annual test and/or repair the failed device, and the property owner shall be billed for all charges paid to said company, along with any manpower or out-of-pocket costs or charges incurred by the City or any other additional charges or fees as may be set by the Council action. As an alternative, with an owner who refuses to repair a failed backflow device, the City may, after giving thirty (30) days written notice to the property owner, shut off the domestic water supply to the premises which is to be protected by said backflow device until such time as the device has been repaired by the property owner.
(Ord. 1516-NS, eff. June 5, 2009)