City of Rockwood, MI
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rockwood 11-21-2001 by Ord. No. 401. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 45.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 65.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 137.
Plumbing permit fees — See Ch. A276.

§ 171-1 Adoption by reference.

Pursuant to the provisions of the State Construction Code Act (Act 230 of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended)[1] the Michigan Plumbing Code is hereby adopted as the Plumbing Code of the City of Rockwood for the control of plumbing in buildings and structures as therein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the said Michigan Plumbing Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter, including any amendments made by the State Legislature to Act 230 of the Public Acts of 1972, as of the effective date of this section (Ordinance 342, passed January 17, 1996) or any time hereafter.
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Editor's Note: MCLA 125.1501 et seq.

§ 171-2 Enforcing agency.

The City of Rockwood hereby assumes responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the Michigan Plumbing Code within its corporate limits and designates its Building Official as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibilities of the City of Rockwood under Act 230 of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended.

§ 171-3 Penalty.

A violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a municipal civil infraction, punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.

§ 171-4 Adoption of Water Supply Cross Connection Rules by reference.

[Added 1-7-2009 by Ord. No. 450]
Pursuant to the provisions of the State Construction Code Act (Act 230 of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended) the Water Supply Cross Connection Rules of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, being R 325.11401 to R 324.11407, hereby referred to, are adopted and made part hereof as if fully set forth in this chapter, including any amendments made by the State Legislature to Act 30 as of the effective date of §§ 171-4 and 171-5 or anytime thereafter.

§ 171-5 Responsibility for administration and enforcement of Water Supply Cross Connection Rules.

[Added 1-7-2009 by Ord. No. 450[1]]
The City of Rockwood hereby assumes the responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the Water Supply Cross Connection Rules of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality being R 325.11401 to R 325.11407 of the Michigan Administrative Code, as amended, which shall include:
A. 
That it shall be the duty of the City of Rockwood to cause inspections to be made of all properties served by the public water supply where cross connections with the public water supply are deemed possible. The frequency of inspections and reinspections based on potential health hazards involved shall be as established by the City of Rockwood and as approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
B. 
That the representative of the City of Rockwood shall have the right to enter at any reasonable time any property served by a connection to the public water supply system of the City for the purpose of inspecting the piping system or systems thereof for cross connections. On request, the owner, lessees, or occupants of any property so served shall furnish to the inspection agency any pertinent information regarding the piping system or systems on such property. The refusal of such information or refusal of access, when requested, shall be deemed evidence of the presence of cross connection.
C. 
That the City of Rockwood is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue water service after reasonable notice to any property wherein any connection in violation of §§ 171-4 and 171-5 exists and to take such other precautionary measures deemed necessary to eliminate any danger of contamination of the public water supply system. Water service to such property shall not be restored until the cross connection(s) has been eliminated in compliance with the provisions of §§ 171-4 and 171-5.
D. 
That all testable backflow prevention assemblies shall be tested at the time of installation or relocation and after any repair. Subsequent testing of devices shall be conducted at a time interval specified by City of Rockwood and in accordance with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requirements. Only individuals that hold a valid Michigan plumbing license and have successfully passed an approved backflow testing class shall perform such testing. Each tester shall also be approved by the City of Rockwood. Individual(s) performing assembly testing shall certify the results of his/her testing.
E. 
That the potable water supply made available on the properties served by the public water supply shall be protected from possible contamination as specified by §§ 171-4 and 171-5 and by the state and City plumbing code. Any water outlet which could be used for potable or domestic purposes and which is not supplied by the potable system must be labeled in a conspicuous matter as: "water unsafe for drinking."
F. 
That §§ 171-4 and 171-5 does not supersede the state plumbing code and City plumbing Ordinance No. 401, but is supplementary to them.
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Editor's Note: Section 2 of this ordinance provided as follows: "Any person or customer found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this ordinance or any written order of the City of Rockwood, in pursuance thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of up to $500 and/or 90 days in jail for each violation. Each day upon which a violation of the provisions of this act shall occur shall be deemed a separate and additional violation for the purpose of this ordinance."