As used in this chapter, the words and phrases listed below shall be deemed to have the meanings listed below. All other terms shall have the meanings normally ascribed to them in regular usage.
- Any person, as defined herein, making a request for any service to be rendered or furnished by the Town pursuant to this chapter and in whose name said service will be rendered and charged.
- A physical connection through which a supply of potable water could be contaminated or polluted by another supply system or structure containing water of either unknown potability or known to be not fit for domestic consumption.
- Any person, as herein defined, to whom service is furnished pursuant to this chapter.
- The person, as herein defined, who has legal or equitable title to the premises to which water service may be rendered pursuant to this chapter.
- Every individual, firm, association or corporation.
- An individual or corporation who is duly licensed by the Town of Grand Island.
- PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM
- Includes water mains, pipes, hydrants, sprinklers, storage facilities and other facilities installed on private premises for the purpose of private fire protection.
- PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM
- Appropriate production, distribution and storage facilities and other facilities installed in a public street or right-of-way and used for public protection of premises from fire.
- The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
- The Town of Grand Island, New York.
- TOWN ENGINEER
- The individual designated or appointed by the Town to have charge of water services in the Town.
- WATER BILLING OFFICE
- The office of the billing Clerk where records are kept and bills are generated, in the Town Hall in the Town of Grand Island.
- WATER HAMMER
- A concussion or sound of moving water against the sides of a containing pipe or vessel or a sudden change in flow which may be measured at any public hydrant or meter by any two successive pressure changes of over 20 pounds per square inch, each of which occurs within one minute of each other.
- WATER SERVICE CONNECTION
- A pipeline, with its appurtenances, that branches off or connects a water main with a meter, and shall include the tap attached to said water main.
The rules, regulations, procedures, rates, charges and fees herein prescribed shall be applicable to the supply of water and the furnishing of services and facilities by the Town within the limits of the Town of Grand Island, New York.
The Town reserves the right, at any time, without notice, to shut off the water in mains for the purpose of making repairs or extensions or for other purposes. The Town shall not be liable for any loss, cost or expense arising from an interruption or failure in the supply of water or from an increase or deficiency in water pressure or from the bursting or breaking of any main or service pipe or any attachment to the Town's property or for any damages caused thereby.
The Town reserves the right to restrict, curtail or prohibit the use of water for any purpose upon the determination of the Town Board that such action is essential to the protection of the public health, safety and welfare as in periods of drought or other emergency. Upon such determination, the Town Board, by resolution, may fix the times when water may be used for all or particular purposes and may prescribe any other measures to be taken by the Town Engineer or his or her designee or the customers. No person, firm or corporation shall use or consume any public water of the Town of Grand Island or any water district therein in violation of a resolution duly adopted by the Town Board after actual notice by a public officer or an official or after public notice in an official Town newspaper.
Copies of all forms required in connection with this chapter shall be on file at the water billing office.
No water service will be provided by the Town to any applicant until all amounts due from the applicant, including but not limited to water use charges and fees, have been paid. This includes meter charges.
All pipes, meters and fixtures shall, at reasonable hours, be subject to inspection by the Town Engineer or his or her designee.
Any provisions relating to water meters shall be applicable to the remote read boxes connected to water meters, unless otherwise expressly provided.