For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ADMINISTRATOR. City of Zephyrhills's Utilities Director or his or her designee.
   APPLICANT. A potential customer or authorized agent of a potential customer.
   APPLICATION. The written instrument by which a developer or a customer applies for reclaimed water service of any sort.
   APPROVING AUTHORITY. The City Council or its designated representative.
   AT COST TO CITY. The city will furnish the installations and pay for same at current market price, and that the user will be charged for the item or items at the actual cost to the city together with connection fees and any additional costs incurred by the city.
   BACKFLOW. Flow of water or other liquid into the potable water distribution system from an unintended source.
   BOARD OF REVIEW. The City Council or its designated committee.
   CITY. City of Zephyrhills’s Utilities Department and/or the governing body of the city.
   CITY MANAGER. The City Manager or the City Manager’s designee.
   CONNECTION CHARGE. The charge established by the city for making the actual physical connection to the reclaimed water system.
   CONSTRUCTION CONNECTION CHARGE. A charge payable to the city for a developer’s utilization of oversized facilities paid for by other parties, including the city.
   CONSTRUCTION COST. The cost to a developer less the city’s oversizing cost, if any, described in this chapter for the design and construction of all facilities as required to serve the developer’s property and to connect to the city’s reclaimed water system.
   CONSULTING ENGINEERS. The engineer or engineering firm or corporation responsible for professional engineering services provided for an assignment.
   CROSS-CONNECTION. A physical connection or arrangement which could allow the movement of fluids between a potable water system and any other piping system, such as the reclaimed water system or a system of unknown quality. Cross-connections are classified as either high hazard or low hazard.
   CURBSTOP. The valve installed at the point where the customer’s system or plumbing connects to the reclaimed water service.
   CUSTOMER or CONSUMER. Any person furnished reclaimed water service by the city. A retail customer shall refer to the owner of the property served.
   DEVELOPER. Any person developing a property for resale, rental, or lease at or to which reclaimed water service is to be rendered by the city and who shall have the legal right to negotiate for such service. Where applicable, any person applying for the extension of reclaimed water mains in order to serve a certain property.
   DEVELOPMENT. Any proposed change in land use which alters the demands for reclaimed water service.
   DISCONTINUATION OF SERVICE. Cessation of reclaimed water service or an appropriate method to ensure that no service can be received.
   DISTRIBUTION. Those mains installed within individual streets, developments, or subdivisions which deliver reclaimed water from the transmission mains to the customer’s service connection.
   DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. Piping system owned and operated by the water purveyor for the purpose of providing reclaimed water to the community.
   DOMESTIC USER. Any user of reclaimed water not classified an industrial user.
   FOOD SERVICE FACILITY. Facilities that prepare and/or package food or beverages for sale or consumption, on- or off-site, with the exception of private residences. FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES shall include, but not be limited to, food manufacturers, food packagers, restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, lounges, hospitals, nursing homes. churches, and nonpublic schools.
   GUARANTEE DEPOSIT. The amount placed with the city by each customer as security for payment of the reclaimed water billing records.
   HAIR SALONS. Facilities that deal with cosmetic treatments for men and women.
   HAZARD, HEALTH. A cross-connection or potential cross-connection involving any substance that could, if introduced in the potable water supply, cause death, illness, spread disease, or have a high probability of causing such effects.
   HAZARD, NONHEALTH. A cross-connection or potential cross-connection involving any substance that generally would not be a health hazard but would constitute a nuisance or be aesthetically objectionable, if introduced into the potable water supply.
      (1)   Any user of reclaimed water identified in the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual of the United States Office of Management and Budget, as amended and supplemented, including, but not limited to, the following divisions:
         (a)   SIC Codes 0100 - 0999: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing;
         (b)   SIC Codes 1000 - 1499: Mining;
         (c)   SIC Codes 2000 - 3999: Manufacturing;
         (d)   SIC Codes 4000 - 4999: Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary service; and
         (e)   SIC Codes 7000 - 8999: Services.
      (2)   A user in the division listed may be excluded if it is determined that the user will introduce primarily segregated domestic waste or wastes from sanitary convenience.
   LAUNDRY OR DRY CLEANING FACILITY. Facilities that provide laundry or dry cleaning service. A laundry or dry cleaning service is the activity of laundering, cleaning, dying, and pressing articles such as clothing, linens, bedding, towels, curtains, drapes, and rugs. It also includes incidental mending or repairing. The term applies to services operating their own cleaning establishments as well as those contracting with other laundry or dry cleaning services. It also includes pickup and delivery laundry services performed by persons operating in their independent capacity and not as an agent for another laundry or dry cleaning service.
   LOT. Each individual lot in a mobile home park; each individual lot in a RV park; and each individual unit of a motel, hotel or apartment.
   METER MEASUREMENT. The act of or result of determining the quantity of reclaimed water supplied or being discharged by a user and determined by an instrument or device used for such measurements and approved by the Administrator or his or her designee.
   MULTIPLE. Three or more residential units. In the event multi-units are on a master meter, the account shall be the responsibility of and in the name of the real property owner.
   MULTIPLE UNIT AREA. An area utilized for a high density of residential living; for example, an apartment complex, mobile home park, and travel park.
   MUNICIPALITY. Any city, town, or village wholly or partly within the county.
   NONPOTABLE WATER. Water which is not certified as fit for human consumption.
   OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE. The process and act of keeping all facilities for supplying reclaimed water in normal operation and in good state of repair, including the replacement of such facilities when necessary.
   PASS THROUGH. A discharge which exits the water reclamation facility into waters of the United States in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, is a cause of a violation of any requirement of the city’s NPDES permit, including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation.
   PET GROOMING FACILITY. Facilities where a pet may be bathed, brushed, clipped, or styled.
   PLANNED EXTENSION. Future reclaimed water extensions scheduled by the city with special provisions for payment thereof.
   POINT OF CONNECTION. A point of entry given by the city to a customer/developer for the customer’s/developer’s point of utility connection into the city’s collection, distribution, or transmission system; the point at which the customer/developer receives service.
   POTABLE WATER. Water which has been treated, tested, and certified as fit for human consumption.
   POTABLE WATER SYSTEM. Water system designed for the sole purpose of providing drinking water.
   PVC PIPE. Polyvinyl chloride pipe.
   RECLAIMED SYSTEM. The entire reclaimed water system of the city and all treatment and disposal facilities and pipelines owned or operated by the city and all systems connected thereto.
   RECLAIMED WATER. Domestic wastewater that has received at least secondary treatment, filtration, and high level disinfection, as defined by the State Department of Environmental Protection and treatment as required by policy of the public facilities element of the city’s comprehensive plan and that is reused after flowing out of a wastewater treatment facility.
   RECLAIMED WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. Facilities consisting of, but not limited to, distribution mains, valves, and appurtenances used to distribute reclaimed water to customers.
   RECLAIMED WATER FACILITIES. All facilities required for the production, storage, transmission, distribution, and use of reclaimed water.
   RECLAIMED WATER MASTER PLAN. A plan adopted and revised as necessary by the City Council showing the following:
      (1)   A general description of the storage, pumping, and transmission facilities planned for supply of reclaimed water to reclaimed water distribution systems and to users of reclaimed water.
      (2)   Designated areas of the city within which construction of reclaimed water distribution systems shall be required in new developments.
      (3)   Standards and procedures for connecting to the city system when service becomes available.
      (4)   The ultimate reclaimed water disposal capacity of areas of the city accessible by the reclaimed water transmission and distribution facilities.
   RECLAIMED SYSTEM. The entire reclaimed water system of the city and all treatment and disposal facilities and pipelines owned or operated by the city and all systems connected thereto.
   RECLAIMED WATER SERVICE CONNECTION. The reclaimed water connection from the city system to the point of delivery to the customer. For a residential customer, this is the downstream side of the curb stop at the customer’s property line. For a non-residential customer, the actual point of delivery may be at a location other than the property line to be determined by the city.
   REUSE. The deliberate application of reclaimed water in compliance with the State Department of Environmental Protection for a beneficial purpose.
   REUSE SYSTEM. Those facilities located downstream of the service connection for the purpose of practicing reuse.
   SERVICE AREA. That incorporated area of the city and those unincorporated areas of Pasco County as designated by the City Council which are serviced by a regional or sub-regional wastewater treatment facility owned or operated, in whole or in part, by the city where development is required to connect to the regional or sub-regional facility, unless otherwise provided in this chapter or within the designating resolution.
   SERVICE COMMITMENT. The city’s intent to provide service to a particular development or facility as expressed by the city’s approval on a permit request to the State Department of Environmental Protection.
   SERVICE COMMITMENT FEE. That fee established by the city for providing service commitments to developers in accordance with this chapter.
   SERVICE LATERAL. The connection extending from the point of connection to the reclaimed water main in the street or easement to a customer’s plumbing.
   SURCHARGE. That part of the reclaimed water service charge which shall be applied to cover added, extraordinary operation and maintenance costs.
   SYSTEM. The entire reclaimed water system of the city and all treatment and disposal facilities and pipelines owned or operated by the city and all systems connected thereto.
   TESTING. The analysis of samples of reclaimed water.
   TOXIC SUBSTANCE. Any substance whether gaseous, liquid, or solid which constitutes a hazard to human beings or animals or inhibits aquatic life or creates a hazard to recreation.
   TRANSMISSION MAINS. Those mains used to supply reclaimed water from the wastewater treatment plant or pumping station to the reclaimed water distribution mains.
   TURF FACILITY. Any facility which has ten or more acres of landscaped area such as golf courses, parks, school grounds, and cemeteries.
   UNPOLLUTED WATER. Water discharged in its original state or water discharged which, after use for any purpose, is at least equal chemically, physically, thermally, and biologically to the water from its original source; i.e., potable water, groundwater, river water, and stream water.
   USER. Any person or premises receiving reclaimed water services.
   USER CHARGE. Charges assigned to each user which defray a proportionate share of the cost of operation and maintenance of the reclaimed water, or sewage system; often referred to as reclaimed water or sewage disposal service charge.
   UTILITIES DIRECTOR. Administrator for the Utilities Services branch of the city.
(Ord. 1387-19, passed 10-28-19)