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1. Water Service Connection; Service Connection. As used in this section, water service connection or, alternatively, service connection shall mean the pipe, corporation cock, roundway or B-box, shut-off cock and other appurtenances necessary to bring water from any water main of the Village to the plumbing system of the building or premises to be supplied.
2. Service Connection Break. As used in this section, service connection break shall mean a failure of any part of a water service connection that causes water to leak from any part of the water service connection or from the building or premises being supplied by the service connection.
3. Lead-free. As used in this section, lead-free shall have the same meaning as defined in the Illinois Plumbing Code, as adopted by reference by the Village.
4. Minor service connection repair. As used in this section, minor service connection repair shall mean the repair of a service connection break that the Director of Water and Electric, in the exercise of his professional judgment, has determined can be repaired without (i) replacing any portion of the water service connection, (ii) installing a new water meter, (iii) reconnecting any part of the service connection to the water meter, or (iv) jeopardizing the reliability of the water distribution system.
B. Standards for Installation, Repair and Maintenance of Water Service Connections.
1. Permits and approval required.
a. No water service connection shall be installed, repaired, maintained or replaced except by a licensed plumber who has first notified the Water and Electric Department. All such work shall be subject to the approval of the Water and Electric Department and shall be performed in accordance with the rules, regulations, standards and practices of the Water and Electric Department, which shall have the sole discretion and authority to determine whether the work constitutes minor service connection repairs, as defined in subsection (A) above.
b. In addition, any person who performs any work on a water service connection other than a minor service connection repair shall first obtain a permit from the Village as provided in Title 15 of this Code. All such work shall be done in accordance with the terms of the permit authorizing the work and with the rules, regulations, standards and practices of the Water and Electric Department.
2. Approved materials; existing lead service connections. All work on water service connections shall be performed using lead-free and other approved materials, as provided in the Illinois Plumbing Code, as adopted by reference in Chapter 15.08 of this Code. Existing lead water service connections shall be allowed to remain, provided that they comply with all applicable statutes and regulations and provided that, in the event of a leak to such water service connection, the leak requires only minor service connection repairs, as defined in subsection A, above.
3. Penalties. Any person who engages in any work on a water service connection that requires a permit, without first obtaining such permit, shall be subject to such additional fines, fees and penalties as may be set by the Village Council from time to time pursuant to Title 15 of this Code.
4. Except for the requirements of paragraph (2), the provisions of this subsection (B) do not apply to work performed by employees of the Water and Electric Department.
C. Responsibility of Owner. Except as provided in the following subsection (D) and in section 13.04.105 of this Code, the installation, connection, alteration, maintenance, repair and replacement of water service connections shall be at the sole expense of the owner of the premises to which the water service is supplied.
D. Allocation of Certain Costs to Village.
1. Service connection breaks caused by Village. In the event a service connection break is caused by work being performed by the Village, its employees, agents or contractors, the Village or such agent or contractor shall, at no cost to the owner, repair the service connection, which may include the replacement of all or part of the service connection.
2. Repairs to service connections in single-family residential districts. In the event of a service connection break in a single family residential zoning district, as defined in Title 17 of this Code, if the service connection break is located between the main and the property line, and if the roundway or B-box is located within one foot of the property line or between the property line and the curb, the Village or its contractor shall repair or replace the portion of the line between the roundway or B-box and the main. As part of such work, the Village, in its sole discretion, may relocate the roundway or B-box to a location within one foot of the property line, in which case the Village will also supply the roundway or B-box at no additional cost to the owner.
3. Repairs to service connections in multi-family, commercial and light industrial districts. In the event of a service connection break in a service connection on property located in a multi-family, commercial or light industrial zoning district, as defined in Title 17 of this Code, the Village will assume the cost of repairing or replacing that portion of the service connection line from the Village's water main up to the curb nearest the property being served, regardless of the location of the roundway or B-box. If the roundway or B-box is located between the building line and the curb, the Village shall have the sole discretion to relocate the roundway or B-box to a location closer to the curb, in which case the Village will also supply the roundway or B-box at no additional cost to the owner.
(MC-5-2012 § 2, Amended, 08/07/2012; MC-5-2008 § 2, Amended, 10/07/2008; MC-9-2007, Amended, 06/19/2007)