[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport 11-10-1975 as Ch. 81 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sewers — See Ch. 105.
The provisions concerning water applicable to the Village of Greenport are contained in an ordinance adopted July 29, 1957, entitled "Regulations of the Water Department of the Village of Greenport, New York." That ordinance, as amended from time to time, provides for applications, tapping mains, licenses and permits, inspections, street openings, specifications, fees and charges, interest on charges upon their becoming in arrears, regulations applicable to the Village Franchise Area, regulations applicable to the North Fork Franchise Area and regulations applicable to the Greenport - Southold water main extension.
The rates and charges for water service shall be revised and amended from time to time by local law as may be deemed advisable and necessary by the Board of Trustees.
[Added 6-17-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004; amended 6-16-2005 by L.L. No. 3-2005; 5-18-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006; 6-23-2008; 2-27-2020 by L.L. No. 1-2020]
Residential, meter size less than two inches, invoiced monthly: minimum charge of $222.12 per year for each meter or $18.51 per month. The minimum charge includes 2,000 gallons used monthly. Additional usage between 2,000 and 18,000 gallons shall be billed at the rate of $3.33 per 1,000 gallons. Usage over 18,000 gallons shall be billed at the rate of $4.84 per 1,000 gallons.
Commercial, meter size two inches or more, invoiced monthly: minimum charge of $533.52 per year for each meter or $44.46 per month. The minimum charge includes 9,000 gallons used monthly. Additional usage between 9,000 and 60,000 gallons shall be billed at the rate of $3.33 per 1,000 gallons. Usage over 60,000 gallons shall be billed at $4.84 per 1,000 gallons.
[Added 2-25-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013]
Cross connection will be one of complete containment by having the customer install a backflow prevention device as determined by degree of hazard under the guidelines of New York State Sanitary Code Section 5-1.31 or as required by this chapter.
All new commercial buildings and waterfront commercial docks supplying water to docking or mooring vessels will be required to install a reduced pressure zone (RPZ) device.
All new fire line services will require a backflow prevention device based upon the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Manual No. M-14 and the New York State Department of Health Public Water Supply Guide for Cross-Connection Control, dated January 1981.
Retrofit commercial accounts will require the installation of either a reduced pressure zone assembly (RPZ) or double check valve (DCV), based upon degree of hazard determined by the Village of Greenport or a licensed design professional in coordination with the New York State Department of Health and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.
Retrofit commercial accounts determined as hazardous by a cross-connection survey will be required to have a dual check valve installed at the meter.
Residential accounts that are determined by the Village of Greenport to have a high degree of hazard will be required to install a RPZ device. Residential accounts with a high degree of hazard may include, but are not necessarily limited to, residential accounts with private well(s) connected to the house, with chemicals in the sprinkler systems, or with geothermal systems and waterfront docks and bulkheads supplying water to docking or mooring vessels that are connected to the Greenport Village water system.
Residential accounts with new construction that have low or no degree of hazard will be required to have a dual check valve installed at the meter.
The Village of Greenport may permit domestic RPZ devices to be installed in a building, provided the length of the service line run does not exceed 125 feet. Where it is not feasible to install the RPZ device inside the building, the RPZ device will be installed at or near the property line in a heated enclosure, or freezeproof, or aboveground vault. The owner must sign a letter of compliance attesting to the fact that no connections will be permitted between the meter and the RPZ.
Only devices deemed acceptable by the New York State Health Department will be acceptable. Plans and installations must conform to New York State Health Department of Health guidelines. Failed installation inspections that are required by this chapter will necessitate a charge to be billed to the customer's water account based on the size of the service line as follows:
Devices that are required by this chapter are to be tested annually at the customer's expense. The results of the test in each case shall be forwarded to the Village of Greenport on New York State Form 1013. All tests must be performed by a New York State Department of Health-certified backflow prevention device tester. Should the customer not have the test performed and the results provided to the Village of Greenport within 60 days of the end of the customer's annual time period, the Village of Greenport, on 30 days' written notice to the customer and the customer's continued failure to comply for that thirty-day period, will either test the device or issue the account to a third-party tester to perform the test. In the event that the Village of Greenport or a third-party tester performs the test, the Village of Greenport shall then add a charge to the customer's account for the cost to the Village of Greenport in performing the test, or the applicable cost of the tester, plus an administrative charge of 25% of that cost.
Large primary RPZ devices shall be installed behind each master meter of new and existing master metered residential communities unless the customer provides a survey of its existing facility that is done by a professional licensed engineer or plumber to enable the Village of Greenport to detect areas that would require the installation of a RPZ/DCV device. In the event that the customer fails to provide such a survey, the Village of Greenport may at its option perform the survey or have a licensed professional engineer perform the survey, at the cost and expense of the customer. The purpose behind installing these smaller devices is two-fold, protecting the customer internally from these concerns, as well as not compromising fire protection. Smaller devices shall be installed at sewage treatment/lift stations, pool/clubhouses, commercial boiler feeds, cooling towers, maintenance buildings, slop sinks, as well as extensive irrigation systems. In the event that the Village of Greenport obtains the survey, a charge will be added to the customer's account for the actual cost of the survey plus an administrative fee of not less than 25% of that cost, which in no event will be less than $500.
In the event that there are private hydrants on the site of a master metered residential community, the customer at the request of the Village shall sign a hydrant maintenance agreement under which all hydrants are turned over to the Village of Greenport, to allow the Village to flow test and maintain the hydrants annually at the cost of the customer.
In the event that a customer that is a master metered residential community does not want to comply with this section, a primary RPZ installation will be required directly behind each master meter.
The installation of all devices required by this chapter will be completed by a licensed plumber or other qualified contractor.
Cross-connection control fire-protection systems shall be protected in accordance with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Manual No. M-14 and the New York State Department of Health Public Water Supply Guide for Cross-Connection Control, dated January 1981.
Each customer is required to provide the Village of Greenport with the access that is necessary for the testing and inspection of the equipment.
Penalties for offenses.
The fine for the first violation of this chapter or the first violation of this chapter within a twelve-month period shall be not more than $250.
The fine for the second violation of this chapter that is incurred within a twelve-month period shall be not more than $500.
The fine for the third violation of this chapter that is incurred within a twelve-month period shall be not more than $1,000.
Each and every day that a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation of this chapter.
The Village of Greenport may, at the election of the Board of Trustees, commence a civil proceeding, including but not limited to an application for injunctive or other relief to enjoin, stop or prevent a violation of this chapter. In the event that the Village of Greenport should elect or should be required to commence a civil proceeding against an owner or tenant of the premises under this chapter, the defendant or defendants in such case shall be liable to the Village of Greenport for all legal and other costs incurred, which shall be recoverable by the Village of Greenport as a money judgment in that proceeding or in another proceeding commenced by the Village of Greenport for that purpose.