§ 52.42  BACKFLOW DEVICE REQUIREMENTS; CROSS-CONNECTION PROHIBITED.
   (A)   To provide an effective means for protecting the public water supply system from contamination due to backflow of contamination through the customer water connection into the public water system.
   (B)   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 operator, an approved backflow prevention device is necessary for the safety of the public water supply system, the operator will give notice to the water customer to install such an approved device immediately. 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, State Environmental Protection Agency and all applicable local regulations, and shall have inspections and tests made of such approved devices upon installation and as required by the Illinois Plumbing Code, State Environmental Protection Agency and local regulations.
   (C)   No person, firm or corporation shall establish or permit to be established or maintain or permit to be maintained any connection whereby 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 operator and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
   (D)   It shall be the duty of the operator to cause surveys and investigations to be made of industrial and other properties served by the municipal water system to determine whether actual or potential hazards to the public water supply may exist. 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 operator shall deem necessary. Records of such surveys shall be maintained and available for review for a period of at least five years.
   (E)   The approved cross-connection control device inspector designated by the operator and the village 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 municipal water system for the purpose of verifying the presence or absence of cross-connections, and that the operator 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 municipal water system 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 operator any information which he or she may request regarding the piping system or systems or water use on such property. The refusal of such information, when demanded, shall, within the discretion of the operator, be deemed evidence of the presence of improper connections as provided in this subchapter.
   (F)   The operator of the municipal water system is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue, after reasonable notice to the occupant thereof, the water service to any property wherein any connection in violation of the provisions of this subchapter is known to exist, and to take such other precautionary measures as he or she 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 subchapter, and until a reconnection fee of $1,000 is paid to the village. Immediate disconnection with verbal notice can be effected when the operations manager is assured that imminent danger of 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 operator or the State Environmental Protection Agency, such action is required to prevent actual or potential contamination or pollution of the public water supply. Neither the municipal water system, the operator, or its agents or assigns shall be liable to any customer for any injury, damages or lost revenues which may result from termination of said customer’s water supply in accordance with the terms of this subchapter, whether or not said termination was with or without notice.
   (G)   The consumer responsible for backsiphoned or back pressured material or contamination through backflow, if contamination of the potable municipal water 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 municipal water system.
   (H)   The village may adopt rules and regulations in connection with this section from time to time.
(Ord. 350, passed 11-2-2011)  Penalty, see § 52.99