Village of Sands Point, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Sands Point 3-16-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees and deposits — See Ch. 82.
Water — See Ch. 168.

§ 137-1 Definitions; word usage.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning herein:
The duly authorized and appointed Village of Sands Point Water Engineer.
Any person, agent, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
Water from the Village of Sands Point water system.
When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future; words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.

§ 137-2 Applicability of provisions.

The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all persons using water from the Village of Sands Point water system and regardless of whether or not such person using water shall have a contract in his own name for water service with the village.

§ 137-3 Permit required.

Owners of existing underground sprinkler systems installed before the enactment of this chapter and operating without a permit, whether automatic or manually operated, shall obtain a permit for these systems by filing an application with the Village Clerk. Existing systems must be made to conform to all provisions as herein provided. Applications for permits to cover existing systems not presently operating under permits must be filed within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter. Any existing sprinkler system which does not conform to the requirements of this chapter shall be discontinued or disconnected until such time as the system is corrected and approved by the Village Engineer.
A permit shall be obtained prior to the installation of any new underground lawn sprinkler system or the alteration or addition to an existing underground lawn sprinkler system. A permit shall be obtained by filing an application and plan with the Village Clerk and paying the appropriate fee. The data submitted with the application shall include:
Six copies of the site plan showing details of the layout of the irrigation system, including all zones, designating individual zones by number and showing each zone within a dashed-line enclosure.
A table showing the sprinkler heads and flow capacity for each zone, and including manufacturer's catalog number for each head and attaching a copy of the manufacturer's catalog sheet showing the flow characteristics of each head.
Sketches of the system zone valve pit and the backflow presenter pit.
A permit to operate the installed system must be obtained from the Village Engineer and will require an inspection and flow test by the same on the system for compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
All underground sprinkler systems shall be subject to an annual system permit renewal fee in the amount set forth in Chapter 82 of the Village Code, which amount shall be charged on each system owner's Water invoice.
[Added 10-25-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017]

§ 137-4 Standards.

All underground lawn sprinkler systems shall be automatic-controlled systems, equipped with electrically operated time clock actuated valves and a rain sensor designed to shut off the sprinkler system during periods of inclement weather.
The maximum size water supply line to the underground sprinkler system shall be limited to one inch in diameter.
The maximum flow rate to any underground sprinkler system shall not exceed 30 gallons per minute. The maximum number of zones permitted shall be eight.
[Amended 8-28-2001 by L.L. No. 5-2001]
Each underground sprinkler system shall be equipped with a curb stop shut off valve, water meter and double check valve backflow preventer. All materials shall meet the standards used or specified by the Village Water Department. The water supply line to the sprinkler system shall be metered separately from the other house fixtures and shall be used exclusively for the lawn sprinkler system. The water meter shall be installed in a pit meeting the Water Department standard. The double check valve assembly shall be a unit approved by the New York State Department of Health and shall be installed in a separate pit.
The source of water supply for the sprinkler system may be from a connection made directly to the water main in the street or from a connection made to the house service line at a point between the house meter and the main in the street. The village assumes no responsibility for water pressure on the premises when the supply to the sprinkler system is connected to the house service line. Any form of temporary connection of underground lawn sprinkler systems to any part of the domestic water supply is prohibited. Any attempt to bypass the sprinkler system water service line, water meter or backflow preventer is a violation of New York State and Nassau County Health Department regulations. Violations will be reported to the County Health Department and the service line to the lawn sprinkler system will be disconnected permanently.

§ 137-5 Use of time clocks; hours of operation; penalties for offenses.

All automatic underground lawn sprinkler systems shall be equipped with time clock electrically operated valves which shall be installed within 60 days of the enactment of this chapter at the expense of the homeowner or water user. The time clock shall be of a type approved by the village. Such sprinklers shall only be used on days and during the hours established by the village at the beginning of each lawn sprinkling season. Violations shall be subject to the following warnings or penalties:
First violation: warning.
Second violation: turnoff of the service line to the underground lawn sprinkler system; turn-on fee of $500.
[Amended 4-24-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
Additional turn-on charges of $500 will be imposed for successive violations.
[Amended 4-24-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]

§ 137-6 Hours for other methods of sprinkling.

[Amended 8-28-2001 by L.L. No. 5-2001]
Permitted hours for all other sprinkling, including but not limited to manual sprinkling with garden hoses, shall be established by the Superintendent at the beginning of each lawn sprinkling season.

§ 137-7 Change or limitation of sprinkling hours.

Nothing herein contained is intended to prohibit the Board of Trustees from changing or otherwise limiting sprinkler hours in case of emergency or to meet the demands for water for other domestic use.

§ 137-8 Penalties for offenses.

For any and every violation of the provisions of this chapter, the owner or his general agent or contractor of a building or premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist and the lessee or tenant of premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist and any person who commits, takes part or assists in such violation or maintains any premises upon which such violation shall exist shall, for each and every violation, be subject to and pay a fine not to exceed $250. For each day a violation is permitted to continue, it shall constitute a separate offense by the violator, who shall be subject to and pay a fine not to exceed $250 for such additional offense. Any violation of this chapter or any part thereof shall constitute disorderly conduct. Any person violating same shall be a disorderly person.

§ 137-9 § 137-9. Water use limitations.

[Amended 8-28-2001 by L.L. No. 5-2001]
The water use limitations placed on individual underground lawn sprinkler installations are imposed by the Village of Sands Point to meet the annual water pumpage limits placed on the village by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in July 1986.