Village of Rhinebeck, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rhinebeck as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Sewers — See Ch. 91.

Subdivision Regulations — See Ch. A126.

ARTICLE I
General Provisions (§ 115-1 — § 115-21) 

ARTICLE II
Cross-Connection and Backflow Protection Specifications (§ 115-22 — § 115-27) 

115a Water Dept. Regulations
[Adopted 12-13-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983]

§ 115-1
Management of Water Department. 

§ 115-2
Tapping of system; permits; fees. 

§ 115-3
Service lines. 

§ 115-4
Meters. 

§ 115-5
Water service. 

§ 115-6
Water rates and billing. 

§ 115-7
Service where no main exists. 

§ 115-8
Meter violations. 

§ 115-9
Vacant premises. 

§ 115-10
Effect on subdividers and developers. 

§ 115-11
Disclaimer of liability. 

§ 115-12
Hydrants. 

§ 115-13
Steam boilers and hot-water tanks. 

§ 115-14
Restriction on amount of water used. 

§ 115-15
Right of entry. 

§ 115-16
Charges. 

§ 115-17
Notice requesting discontinuation of service. 

§ 115-18
Shutoff upon violation. 

§ 115-19
Conformance with regulations. 

§ 115-20
Penalties for offenses. 

§ 115-21
Amendments; emergency provisions. 

§ 115-1 Management of Water Department.

The management of the Water Department of the Village of Rhinebeck, New York, shall be under the supervision of the Board of Trustees. There shall be a Water Department Superintendent who will be hired by the Board and subject to its directions, and said Superintendent will be governed by this chapter and such rules and regulations as are hereafter made.

§ 115-2 Tapping of system; permits; fees.

[Amended 11-18-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986; 8-12-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
A. 

The water service connection line is hereby defined as the waterline from the Village water transmission main to the corporation stop and from the corporation stop to the water meter of the user of the Village water system.

B. 

It is the responsibility of the property owner to provide and pay for all work done and material furnished in the completion of the service connection line. The service pipes and fittings and the meter settings shall be of a make, size and pattern determined by the Water Department, the installation of all of these items to be made under this article and under the direction of the Superintendent.

C. 

All tapping of water mains shall be done by or contracted to be done by the Water Department.

D. 

Water service shall be supplied only after a permit has been obtained from the Superintendent of the Water Department, paid for in full and approved by the Superintendent.

E. 

A single tap shall supply only a single dwelling or building, and the service may not be extended without further permission.

F. 

No tap less than 3/4 inch shall be made, this size tap to be the standard for which the permit is issued, unless otherwise specified on the permit. The fee for this tap shall include the excavation, tapping of the main, furnishing the corporation stop, curb stop, three-fourths-inch-by-five-eighths-inch water meter, service line (maximum length of 20 feet) to a point outside of the sidewalk line and the curbline or between the curb box and property line, labor for connecting the service line to the curb stop and installation of the meter, backflow preventer and readout.

G. 

Taps other than standard shall be discussed with the Water Department Superintendent in detail, and fee and materials furnished shall be agreed on at the time the permit is issued.

H. 

Basic minimum fees to tap the system shall be as defined in § 115-16. However, in cases where rock excavation is required or the highway pavement must be excavated and replaced to provide the service connection or where any other unusual condition is found that causes additional expense, the property owner will bear the additional costs as well as the basic fee.

I. 

No tapping will be done from December 1 until clement weather each year.

J. 

All service lines are to be 4 1/2 feet or more below ground, between the main and the building.

K. 

The contractor or property owner must furnish any extra shutoff valves and boxes that the Superintendent may request.

§ 115-3 Service lines.

[Amended 11-10-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987; 8-12-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
A. 

The water service line is hereby defined as the waterline from the Village water transmission main to the corporation stop and from the corporation stop to the water meter of the user of the Village water system. Said water user shall be responsible and pay for the installation, maintenance and repair of said service line.

B. 

Service lines from the main to the curb stop and from the curb stop to the mater shall be Type K copper, unless otherwise agreed by the Water Department.

C. 

The property owner shall be responsible for repairs to service lines.

D. 

No outlet on the service line between the main and the meter may be installed or allowed to remain without special permission of the Water Department.

E. 

Valves in services or at meters shall be installed by the builder or owner, wherever specified by the Water Department Superintendent, at the expense of the owner or builder.

F. 

A meter pit, meter box and cover of a size determined by the Superintendent shall be installed whenever the Department may require, at a place designated by the Water Superintendent, at the expense of the property owner or builder. These will be used where the Superintendent finds inside installation impractical or an excessive service length exists or other than normal conditions.

G. 

Where a leak may develop in a service, anywhere that the Water Department has not assumed the responsibility for the line, including leaks in the building, the owner shall be allowed 48 hours to contract for its repair. Failure to do so upon being notified that it is necessary shall allow the Department to make the repair and bill the customer or owner for all costs or, if necessary, to immediately discontinue service until repair has been completed.

§ 115-4 Meters.

A. 

All water used by customers of the Water Department shall be metered except where expressly excepted by the Board.

B. 

A five-eighths-by-three-fourths-inch Rockwell Sealed Register Generator type with remote reading register, 1,000 pulse, shall be considered as standard for single dwellings. Normal maintenance of the standard meter shall be done by the Water Department. However, damage due to vandalism, etc., will be the responsibility of the property owner. (See specification sheet

Editor's Note: The Mechanical Specifications are included at the end of this chapter.
for meter.)

C. 

The Water Department will maintain meters up to one inch. For services requiring meters larger than one inch, the Water Department will determine the size, make and type. These meters shall be furnished by and maintained by the property owner and installed according to the Water Department instructions.

D. 

Meters suspected to be inaccurate or leaking should be reported to the Water Department.

E. 

The Water Department may inspect, replace or repair any meter at any time it is felt it should be replaced or repaired.

F. 

Where it may be advisable to meter a second section of the property, in addition to the regular meter, this shall be done at the expense of the property owner.

G. 

On an indoor meter setting, ample access to the meter shall be provided, as well as firm support under meter, and the meter shall be at least six inches above floor level.

H. 

A meter damaged by or as a result of faulty plumbing in the building, such as faulty heating or hot-water system allowing hot water to back through the meter, or damage by a blow or tampering or freezing, shall be repaired and the cost billed to and paid by the consumer.

I. 

Existing multifamily dwellings (rentals) with individual meters for each unit may continue, but the owner or landlord will ultimately be responsible for the payment of any billing.

J. 

New multifamily (condo or townhouse) facilities shall be master metered [one meter], which will be the responsibility of the owner or landlord. The meter size will be determined as per the Water Superintendent. (See Subsection C of this section.)

§ 115-5 Water service.

A. 

Water service may be turned off at the curb stop only by or with the permission of the Water Department Superintendent.

B. 

Water service once turned on by the Superintendent or that is turned on and off by his permission shall be assumed to be on, and a charge for use of the water will be made until such time as the property is metered and permanently served. Such service must be paid for or the service shut off in the same manner as when regular water bills are paid or not paid.

C. 

Permanent occupants of the building may not use the water service until arrangements have been made for metering the property, and the Water Superintendent has been notified that such occupancy is to take place and has the correct name and billing address of the occupant.

D. 

Failure to pay an overdue water bill upon expiration of the payment deadline, as marked on the overdue notice that is sent, allows the Superintendent to discontinue service immediately, and service shall remain discontinued until such time as he has the proof that the bill has been paid. There will be a penalty as defined in § 115-6 each time water service has been discontinued and restored.

[Amended 11-10-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987]

E. 

No potable water well shall be driven, dug or used within the corporate limits of the Village except only in such sections where Village lines are not available.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

F. 

Nonpotable water wells may be established upon application to and approval by the Village Board in accordance with regulations to be established by the Board when the water from said wells does not enter the Village water or wastewater systems and to be in accordance with any applicable requirements of the Dutchess County Health Department. Authorization is hereby granted to the Village Board to establish the aforesaid regulations by resolution.

[Added 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

§ 115-6 Water rates and billing.

A. 

Rates for water service by meter or otherwise shall be established by the Board.

B. 

Bills for water service shall become due and payable to the Water Department, and such payment shall be made to the Water Department Clerk at his/her office, quarter-annually, at such times as the Board may determine. Users of over 50,000 gallons per month will be billed monthly.

C. 

If such bill remains unpaid for a period of 15 days from the invoice date, an additional charge of 10% shall be added to the bill. If such bill remains unpaid for a period of 30 days from the invoice date, water service may be discontinued until such bill, together with a charge of 10% and the charge defined in § 115-16 to cover expense of discontinuance and restoration of service, is paid.

D. 

Water charges and penalties thereon shall be a lien upon the real property upon which the water is used and may be collected in accordance with § 11-1118 of the Village Law.

§ 115-7 Service where no main exists.

A. 

Extension of street mains within the limits of the Village of Rhinebeck may be initiated by the Board or by petition from abutting property owners.

B. 

No petition will be granted unless the street has been duly accepted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rhinebeck.

C. 

The Board reserves the right to refuse all petitions for extensions of mains where the estimated water rents will not warrant the cost of installation; however, the Board may determine that the cost of extending mains may be borne wholly by the Village or wholly by the owners of land benefited or abutting on streets on which said work is done or partly at the expense of each. If such expense or any part thereof is to be assessed upon adjoining land, the Board may apportion it upon the land and assess the same as a whole or by installments, said assessments to be made in accordance with § 11-1108 of the Village Law.

§ 115-8 Meter violations.

In the event that any customer violates any provision of this chapter in respect to making or maintaining the connection of the meter with the water system and fails to correct such violation within five days after notice has been given by the Water Department to do so, or in the event that the customer has failed to install a meter in connection with premises being served through the water system by the date fixed as the final date for making connections, unless said date is extended by public action and notice, the Water Department shall have the right to remedy the violation at the expense of the customer, and the charge therefor, plus a service charge in an amount defined in § 115-16, shall be a lien prior to and superior to every other lien or claim except the lien of an existing tax or local assessment upon the real property of said owner so served with water from the date said work is done until it is paid. The bill shall be submitted for the same immediately after the work is completed, and, if it is not paid within 10 days, such an amount shall be added to the bill submitted at the next billing period, and if not paid when due, service may be discontinued.

§ 115-9 Vacant premises.

In case a house or other building is to be closed or become vacant, notice thereof shall be given to the Water Department in order that the meter may be read and the curb cock closed. The meter shall be removed and stored by the Water Department. Where such notice is not given and pipes burst from freezing or other cause, the value of the water lost by reason thereof as estimated by the Water Department, together with the additional sum defined in § 115-16 to cover labor and expense to the Water Department, shall be added to the next bill and be paid in like manner as regular water charges.

§ 115-10 Effect on subdividers and developers.

A. 

Subdividers or developers of properties which do not front on public highways or Village streets at the time of application for water service must pay for construction and all other costs required to provide water mains and services from the existing water system. The requirements for such facilities, including mains, valves, hydrants and appurtenances, shall be determined by the Board and paid for by the subdivider or developer. Installation is to be done by the subdivider or developer. This shall be in accordance with a plan approved by the Board and under the supervision and inspection of a representative or representatives of the Board. Minimum size water mains shall be six inches in diameter, except where the Board determines larger mains are required. Water mains, valves, valve boxes, hydrants and appurtenances shall be of a make and type and size according to the Board. Specifications for said materials and installation thereof are available to the subdivider or developer. Asbestos concrete or plastic pipe shall not be used. (See specification sheet for pipes, valves, hydrants, etc.)

Editor's Note: The Mechanical Specifications are included at the end of this chapter.

B. 

All work is to be done in an approved and workmanlike manner and is subject to American Water Works Association procedures for municipal water systems.

C. 

All such facilities, upon completion, shall become the property of the Village. Any required deeds and/or rights-of-way necessary shall be furnished by the subdivider or developer to the Village of Rhinebeck.

D. 

No new public street shall be accepted or dedicated from a subdivider or developer until water facilities in such street have been installed, paid for and conveyed to the Village of Rhinebeck in accordance with the preceding subsections of this section.

§ 115-11 Disclaimer of liability.

The Village Water Department shall not be liable for any damage or loss of any name or kind to property or persons which may arise from, or be caused by, any change, diminution or increase of water pressure from any cause whatever.

§ 115-12 Hydrants.

Editor's Note: All hydrants not owned by the Village of Rhinebeck shall be charged a rental fee as set by the Village Board.
A. 

No person shall open, interfere with or draw water from any fire hydrant in the Village or Town without permission from the Water Department, except that hydrants may be opened by or on the order of any member of a Fire Department within the Village or Town, in case of fire for the purpose of attaching fire hose or equipment thereto.

B. 

Whenever a hydrant has been opened and used, notification of such fact shall promptly be given to the Superintendent.

C. 

No tools or implements shall be used to open hydrants except such as are furnished by the Village or by the Fire Department.

§ 115-13 Steam boilers and hot-water tanks.

In all places where steam boilers or hot-water tanks are supplied with water from the water system, the owner or consumer must see that the plumber places a suitable safety valve, vacuum valve or other proper device to prevent damage from collapse or explosion when water is shut off. The Village or Water Department shall not be liable for any damage resulting from sudden shutting off of the water supply from any steam boiler or other fixture deriving its supply from the water system.

§ 115-14 Restriction on amount of water used.

The Water Department reserves the right to limit the amount of water furnished to any consumer should circumstances seem to warrant such action, although no limit may be stated in the application or permit for use; or said Water Department may entirely shut off the water supply used for any manufacturing purposes or for furnishing power or for lawn sprinkling or for making or constructing new work or in making repairs, at any time, by giving reasonable notice of such intended action, or, in an emergency, the right is reserved to shut off the water from any consumer without notice for as long a period as may be necessary.

§ 115-15 Right of entry.

The Superintendent or his authorized agents shall have full power to enter the premises of any consumer, at all reasonable hours, to read the water meter or to examine the fixtures, plumbing or manner of using water.

§ 115-16 Charges.

[Amended 11-18-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986; 11-10-1987 by L.L. No. 1-1987]

The charges and monetary amounts referred to in preceding sections as being defined in this section shall be as established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees. A schedule of the current charges and monetary amounts is on file in the office of the Village Clerk.

§ 115-17 Notice requesting discontinuation of service.

Notice in writing delivered to the office of the Water Department Clerk at least 10 days before the quarterly billing date shall be required in all cases of application for discontinuation of water service; otherwise, the consumer shall be liable for the minimum charge for the following quarter.

§ 115-18 Shutoff upon violation.

Whenever any of the provisions of this chapter are violated, the water supply may, at the discretion of the Water Department, be shut off and the meter removed.

§ 115-19 Conformance with regulations.

All persons who hereafter make application for water service, or who continue the use of the water service after the taking effect of the foregoing rules, regulations and laws, will be deemed to have assented thereto and to have agreed to conform to the provisions of such rules, regulations and laws and to pay the water rates as established.

§ 115-20 Penalties for offenses.

The violation of the provisions of §§ 115-2, 115-3, 115-4, 115-5, 115-10 and 115-12 hereof by any person shall constitute disorderly conduct, and a person violating any of said sections shall be a disorderly person and shall be subject to arrest, prosecution and punishment, as provided in § 20-2010 of the Village Law.

Editor's Note: Said section was renumbered as § 20-2006.
The penalty for each and every violation of any of said section shall be and hereby is fixed at the sum of not more than $100.

§ 115-21 Amendments; emergency provisions.

The right is reserved to change and amend this chapter, to make special fees, variations and contracts in all proper cases or to turn off the water supply without notice in case of emergency repairs or other necessity, without liability for damages for lack of water or for any damage which may result from the turning off of the water supply.

[Adopted 5-14-1996 as L.L. No. 2-1996
Editor's Note: This local law also contained a note which read as follows: "Section 1 of this local law provided as follows: The purpose of this local law is:
A. To protect the public potable water supply of the Village of Rhinebeck from the possibility of contamination by isolating within its customers' internal distribution system or its customers' private water system such contaminations or pollutants which could backflow into the public water supply system; and
B. To comply with the requirements of the New York State Sanitary Code 3-1.31."
]

§ 115-22
Definitions; word usage. 

§ 115-23
Protection required; types of protection. 

§ 115-24
Consumer responsibility; maximum protection required. 

§ 115-25
Inspection; costs; records. 

§ 115-26
Compliance required; discontinuance of service; notice; right of entry. 

§ 115-27
Existing nonconforming devices. 

§ 115-22 Definitions; word usage.

A. 

As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

AIR-GAP SEPARATION
A physical break between a supply pipe and receiving vessel. The air gap shall be at least double the diameter of the supply pipe, measured vertically above the top rim of the vessel and in no case less than one inch.
APPROVED CHECK VALVE
A check valve that seats readily and completely. It must be carefully machined to have free-moving parts and assured watertightness. The face of the closure element and valve seat must be bronze composition or other noncorrodible material which will seat tightly under all prevailing conditions of field use. Pins and bushings shall be bronze or other noncorrodible, nonsticking material, machined for easy, dependable operation. The closure element (e.g. clapper) shall be internally weighted or otherwise internally equipped to promote rapid and positive closure in all sizes where this feature is obtainable.
APPROVED DOUBLE-CHECK-VALVE ASSEMBLY
An assembly of at least two independently acting approved check valves, including tightly closing shutoff valves on each side of the check valve assembly and suitable test cocks, plus connections available for testing the watertightness of each check valve.
APPROVED REDUCED-PRESSURE-PRINCIPLE BACK-FLOW PREVENTION DEVICE
A device incorporating two or more check valves and an automatically operating differential relief valve located between the two checks, two shutoff valves and equipped with necessary appurtenances for testing. The device shall operate to maintain the pressure in the zone between the two check valves, less than the pressure on the public water supply side of the device. At cessation of normal flow, the pressure between the check valves shall be less than the supply pressure. In case of leakage of either valve, the differential relief valve shall operate to maintain the reduced pressure by discharging to the atmosphere. To be approved, these devices must be readily accessible for maintenance and testing and installed in a location where no part of the device will be submerged.
APPROVED WATER SUPPLY
Any water supply approved by or under the public health agency of the State of New York, the County of Dutchess or the Village of Rhinebeck. In determining what constitutes an "approved water supply," the Department of Public Health of the State of New York (herein called "State Health Department") shall have the final judgment as to its safety and potability.
AUXILIARY WATER SUPPLY
Any water supply on or available to the premises other than the district water supply.
COMMISSIONER
The Superintendent of the Village of Rhinebeck, or his authorized representatives.
CONSUMER
Any person to whom water is sold and furnished from the Village of Rhinebeck.
CONTAMINATION
An impairment of the quality of the district water supply by the presence of any foreign substance (organic, inorganic, radiological or biological) to a degree which creates a hazard to the public health.
COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER
The Dutchess County Health Officer, his assistants or authorized deputies acting as or any other person appointed as Health Officer of the County of Dutchess.
CROSS-CONNECTION
Any unprotected connection between any part of the district waterworks system used or intended to supply water for drinking purposes and any source or system containing water or substance that is not or cannot be approved as safe, wholesome and potable for human consumption.
DISTRICT
The Village of Rhinebeck.
DISTRICT WATER SUPPLY
An approved water supply sold and delivered to consumers' premises through the waterworks system of the Village of Rhinebeck.
NONTOXIC SUBSTANCE
Any substance of a nonpoisonous nature that may create a moderate or minor hazard to the water supply system.
PERSON
Any natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, trust or association or persons, joint venture, corporation or company, and includes the United States, the State of New York, the County of Dutchess, any special purpose district and any officer or agent thereof.
PREMISES
Integrated land area, including improvements thereon, undivided by public thoroughfares or water distribution mains of the Village of Rhinebeck and where all parts of the premises are operated under the same management and for the same purpose.
PROTECTIVE DEVICE
Any of the following devices:
(1) 

Air-gap separation.

(2) 

Approved reduced-pressure-principle backflow prevention device.

(3) 

Approved double-check-valve assembly.

SERVICE CONNECTION
The terminal end of a service connection from the district water supply at its point of delivery to the consumer. If a meter is installed, "service connection" means the downstream end of the meter. No unprotected takeoffs from the service line ahead of any meter or backflow prevention device located at the point of delivery to the consumer shall be permitted.
TOXIC SUBSTANCE
Any substance (liquid, solid or gaseous), including raw sewage and lethal substances, that when introduced into the water supply system creates or may create a danger to the health and well-being of the consumer.
B. 

Word usage. "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.

§ 115-23 Protection required; types of protection.

A. 

Auxiliary water supply. Each service connection from the district water supply for furnishing water to premises having an auxiliary water supply shall be protected against backflow of water from the premises into the district water supply.

(1) 

If the auxiliary water supply is handled in a separate piping system with no known cross-connection, the district water supply shall be protected by an approved double-check-valve assembly installed at the service connection to the premises. When the auxiliary water supply may be contaminated, the Superintendent may order the district water supply protected by an air-gap separation or an approved reduced-pressure-principle backflow prevention device installed at the service connection.

(2) 

If the auxiliary water supply is handled in a separate piping system and cross-connections are known to exist between the district water supply and the auxiliary water supply which cannot presently be eliminated, the district water supply shall be protected by an approved reduced-pressure-principle backflow prevention device installed at the service connection to the premises. When the auxiliary supply may be contaminated, the Superintendent may order the district water supply protected by an air-gap separation installed at the service connection.

B. 

Toxic or hazardous substances. Should a facility be rated hazardous, a reduced-pressure-zone device would be required independent of a separate system handling the auxiliary water system. The district would also require a reduced-pressure-zone device if the facility were rated nonhazardous and the auxiliary water system did not meet the water quality requirements of Part 5 of the Sanitary Code.

C. 

Nonhazardous substances. At the service connection to any premises on which a substance that would be objectionable (but not necessarily hazardous to health) if introduced into the district water supply is handled in such a manner as to constitute a cross-connection, the district water supply shall be protected by an approved double-check-valve assembly.

D. 

Nonhazardous to hazardous. In the event that a facility is rated nonhazardous and on such a date becomes hazardous, notification of at least 30 days should be given to the Superintendent before the change takes place. Protection by the use of a protective device as required on hazardous substances must be installed.

E. 

Sewage treatment plant and pumping stations. At the service connection to any sewage treatment plant or sewage pumping station, the district water supply shall be protected by an air-gap separation. The air gap shall be located as close as practicable to the service connection and all piping between the service connection and receiving tank shall be entirely visible. If these conditions can not be reasonably met, the district water supply shall be protected with an approved reduced-pressure-principle backflow prevention device, provided that this alternative is acceptable to both the Superintendent and the County Health Officer. A final decision in this matter shall be made by the State Health Department.

F. 

Fire system. At the service connection to any premises in which a fire protection system is installed, the district water supply shall be protected based on the water source and arrangement of supplies in accordance with the following classifications:

(1) 

Class 1:

(a) 

Direct connection from public water mains only; no pumps tanks or reservoirs; no physical connections from auxiliary water supplies, no antifreeze or other additives of any kind; all sprinkler drains discharging to atmosphere, dry wells or other safe outlets.

(b) 

Protection: single-check-valve assembly, if not already installed in the system.

(2) 

Class 2:

(a) 

Same as Class 1, except booster pumps may be installed in the connections from the street mains.

(b) 

Protection: single-check-valve assembly, if not already installed in the system.

(3) 

Class 3:

(a) 

Direct connection from public water supply main plus one or more of the following: elevated storage tanks; fire pumps taking suction from aboveground covered reservoirs or tanks; or pressure tanks.

(b) 

Protection: double-check-valve assembly.

(4) 

Class 4:

(a) 

Directly supplied from public mains similar to Classes 1 and 2, and with an auxiliary water supply on or available to the premises; or an auxiliary supply may be located within 1,700 feet of the pumper connection.

(b) 

Protection: air-gap or reduced-pressure-principle backflow prevention device.

(5) 

Class 5:

(a) 

Directly supplied from public mains, and interconnected with auxiliary supplies, such as pumps taking suction from reservoirs exposed or contamination, or rivers and ponds; driven wells; mills or other industrial water systems; or where antifreeze or other additives are used.

(b) 

Protection: air-gap or reduced-pressure-principle backflow prevention device.

(6) 

Class 6:

(a) 

Combined industrial and fire protection systems supplied from the public water mains only, with or without gravity storage or pump suction tanks.

(b) 

Protection: determined by the Superintendent upon review of engineering drawings of the system.

G. 

Lawn sprinkling systems. At the service connection to any permanently installed lawn sprinkling system the district water supply shall be protected by an approved double-check-valve assembly. If the lawn sprinkling system handles liquid fertilizers or other chemicals, the district water supply shall be protected by an approved reduced-pressure-principle backflow prevention device.

§ 115-24 Consumer responsibility; maximum protection required.

A. 

Consumer responsibility. It shall be the responsibility of each consumer, at his own expense, to submit plans for the installation of backflow prevention devices when so required. Said plans shall be submitted to the Superintendent and/or the County Health Officer, as directed by such entities. Furthermore, it shall be the responsibility of each consumer at his own expense to furnish, install and keep in good working order and safe condition any and all protective devices required in this Article. The district shall not be responsible for any loss or damage directly or indirectly resulting from or caused by the improper or negligent installation, operation, use, repair or maintenance of or interfering with, any protective service by any consumer or any other person.

B. 

Consumer responsibility, it shall be the responsibility of the consumer to prevent cross-connections between the potable water piping system and any other piping system within the premises.

C. 

Conflicts. Whenever two or more conditions exist on any premises for the correction of which different protective devices are required in this Article, the consumer shall be required only to install the protective device which, in the opinion of the Superintendent and County Health Officer, affords the maximum protection to the district water supply.

§ 115-25 Inspection; costs; records.

The consumer on whose premises any protective device is installed shall have each such device tested annually. The person conducting said testing shall be a New York State Department of Health certified backflow prevention device tester. If successive inspections disclose repeated failures in the operation of any device, the Superintendent may require more frequent inspections. Each device shall be repaired, overhauled or replaced at the expense of the consumer whenever it is found to be defective. Records of such test, repairs and overhauls shall be kept and a copy of such records forwarded to the Superintendent on an annual basis. The Superintendent shall have the duty of determining that the inspections required herein are performed properly. If following demand therefore the consumer fails to have any of the inspections made as required herein or to make the above-described records available, the Superintendent shall have the right to inspect the device and the consumer shall pay the cost thereof.

§ 115-26 Compliance required; discontinuance of service; notice; right of entry.

A. 

No water service connection shall be installed on the premises of any consumer unless the district water supply is protected as required by this Article.

B. 

Delivery of water to the premises of any consumer may be discontinued by the Superintendent if any protective device required by this Article has not been installed, inspected, tested and maintained or is defective or has been removed or bypassed.

C. 

Immediate discontinuance without notice; conditions for resumption.

(1) 

Delivery of water shall be discontinued immediately and without notice to the consumer if the Superintendent or County Health Office determines that:

(a) 

The district water supply is being contaminated or is in immediate danger of contamination;

(b) 

A protective device required by this Article has not been installed or is defective or has been removed or bypassed; and

(c) 

The consumer cannot immediately be located.

(2) 

Delivery of water shall not be resumed until any protective device required by this Article and approved by the Superintendent has been properly installed, or until conditions at the consumer's premises causing the contamination or danger of contamination have been abated or corrected to the satisfaction of the Superintendent and County Health Officer.

D. 

Notice.

(1) 

Except as provided in Subsection C, delivery of water shall not be discontinued until written notice thereof has been given to the consumer. The notice shall state:

(a) 

The conditions or defects which must be corrected.

(b) 

The manner in which the stated conditions or defects are to be corrected.

(c) 

The date on or after which delivery of water will be discontinued, and which shall not be less than 15 nor more than 90 days following the date of delivery of mailing of the notice. The Superintendent may grant the consumer an extension of an additional period not to exceed 90 days if he determines the consumer has exercised due diligence but has been unable to comply with the notice within the time originally allowed.

(2) 

The notice shall be given by delivering the same to the consumer, the manager or agent thereof or to any person in charge of or employed in the place of business of the consumer or, if the consumer has no place of business, then at the place of residence of the consumer, if known, or by leaving the notice at either the place of business or the residence of the consumer. If the consumer cannot be found, the service of the notice shall be mailed, postage fully prepaid, addressed to the consumer at the place of business or residence set forth in the application of the consumer for water service in the records of the district.

E. 

For the purpose of making any inspections or discharging the duties imposed by this Article, the Superintendent and the County Health Officer shall have the right to enter upon the premises of any consumer. Each consumer, as a condition of the continued delivery to his premises of water from the district water supply, shall be considered as having stated his consent to the entry upon the premises of the Superintendent and County Health Officer for the purposes stated herein.

§ 115-27 Existing nonconforming devices.

All presently installed prevention devices which do not meet the requirements of this Article but were approved devices for the purposes described herein at the time of installation and which have been properly maintained shall, except for the inspection and maintenance requirements under § 115-25, be excluded from the requirements of these rules so long as the Superintendent and County Health Officer are assured that they will satisfactorily protect the district's water supply. This "grandfathering" clause shall only be allowed if devices have received prior, formal approval from the Superintendent and/or the County Health Officer. Whenever the existing device is moved from the present location or requires more than minimum maintenance which constitutes a hazard to health, the unit shall be replaced by a backflow prevention device meeting the requirements of this Article.

Water Department Regulations as Pertaining to Mechanical Specifications
(This specification sheet is part of Chapter 115.)
A. 

Meters: Single-residence standard meter five-eighths-by-three-fourths-inch Rockwell Sealed Register Generator type with remote reading register, 1,000 pulse.

B. 

Hydrant specifications:

(1) 

Five-and-one-fourth-inch #A-423 Mueller Centurion fire hydrant.

(2) 

Thruway hydrant, two two-and-one-half-inch and one four-and-one-half-inch NST nozzles.

(3) 

One-and-one-half-inch Pentagon operating nut, open left.

(4) 

Five feet to bury.

(5) 

Six-inch MC Joint HUB inlet.

(6) 

Six-inch Mueller #A2380-20 gate valve before hydrant.

C. 

Pipe:

(1) 

Ductile iron, cement lined, tyton joint pipe.

(2) 

AWWA #C150-76.

(3) 

ANSI #A21.50-76.

(4) 

Class 22.

D. 

Gate valves: Mueller A-2480-20 nonrising stem, mechanical joint.

E. 

Corporation stop: three-fourths-inch Mueller H-15000.

F. 

Curb stop: three-fourths-inch Mueller H-15200 or 15207.

G. 

Curb box: Mueller H-10314.

H. 

Valve box: Mueller H-10364.

I. 

Fittings:

(1) 

Mechanical Joint Class 250.

(2) 

AWWA/ANSI #C110-77.