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A. All plumbing installed within the Village shall be installed in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code 890. If, in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code or in the judgment of the Water and Electric Director, an approved backflow prevention device is necessary for the safety of the public water supply system, the Water and Electric Director will give notice to the water customer immediately to install such a device. The water customer shall, at his or her own expense, install such an approved device at a location and in a manner in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and all applicable local regulations, and shall have inspections and tests made of such device upon installation and as required by the Illinois Plumbing Code, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and local regulations.
B. No person shall establish or permit to be established or maintain or permit to be maintained any connection where a private, auxiliary or emergency water supply other than the regular public water supply of the Village may enter the supply or distribution system of the Village, unless such private, auxiliary or emergency water supply and the method of connection and use of such supply shall have been approved by the Water and Electric Director and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
C. The Water and Electric Director shall cause surveys and investigations to be made of commercial and other properties served by the public water supply to determine whether actual or potential hazards to the public water supply exists. Such surveys and investigations shall be made a matter of public record and shall be repeated at least every two years, or as often as the Water and Electric Director shall deem necessary. Records of such surveys shall be maintained and available for review for a period of at least five years.
D. The Water and Electric Director or his or her authorized agent shall have the right to enter at any reasonable time any property served by a connection to the public water supply or distribution system of the Village for the purpose of verifying the presence or absence of cross-connections, and for the purpose of verifying information submitted by the customer regarding the required cross-connection control inspection. On demand, the owner, lessees or occupants of any property so served shall furnish to the Water and Electric Director any information that the Director may request regarding the piping system or systems or water use on such property. The refusal to provide such information shall, within the discretion of the Water and Electric Director, be deemed evidence of the presence of improper connections as provided in this section.
E. The Water and Electric Director is authorized and directed to discontinue, after reasonable notice to the occupant, the water service to any property where any connection in violation of the provisions of this section is known to exist, and to take such other precautionary measures as the Director may deem necessary to eliminate any danger of contamination of the public water supply distribution mains. Water service to such property shall not be restored until such conditions have been eliminated or corrected in compliance with the provisions of this section, and until a reconnection fee in an amount as set from time to time by resolution of the Village Council is paid to the Village. Immediate disconnection with verbal notice can be affected when the Water and Electric Director has reason to believe that imminent danger or harmful contamination of the public water supply system exists. Such action shall be followed by written notification of the cause of disconnection. Immediate disconnection without notice to any party can be effected to prevent actual or anticipated contamination or pollution of the public water supply; provided that, in the reasonable opinion of the Water and Electric Director or the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, such action is required to prevent actual or potential contamination or pollution of the public water supply. Neither the Village nor any agent or official of the Village shall be liable to any person for any injury, damages or lost revenues which may result from termination of any person's water supply in accordance with the terms of this chapter, whether or not such termination was with or without notice.
F. The person responsible for backsiphoned or back pressured material or contamination through backflow, if contamination of the potable water supply system occurs through an illegal cross-connection or an improperly installed, maintained or repaired device, or a device which has been bypassed, must bear the cost of clean-up of the potable water supply system.
(Ord. MC-228-99 § 5 (part), 1999: prior code § 8.18)