[Adopted as § 11.0 of the 2000 Code]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
- Any physical connection or arrangement between two otherwise separate systems, one of which contains potable water from the Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District water system and the other water from a private source, water of unknown or questionable safety, or steam, gases, or chemicals, whereby there may be flow from one system to the other, the direction of flow depending on the pressure differential between the two systems.
No person, firm, or corporation shall establish or permit to be established or maintain or permit to be maintained any cross-connection. No interconnection shall be established whereby potable water from a private, auxiliary, or emergency water supply other than the regular public water supply of the Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District may enter the supply or distribution system of said municipality, unless such private, auxiliary, or emergency water supply and the method of connection and use of such supply shall have been approved by the Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District or its agent and by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in accordance with Ch. NR 822, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
It shall be the duty of the Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District or its agent to cause inspections to be made of all properties served by the public water system where cross-connections with the public water system is deemed possible. The frequency of inspections and reinspections based on potential health hazards involved shall be as established by the Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District or its agent and as approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Upon presentation of credentials, the representative of the Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District or its agent shall have the right to request entry at any reasonable time to examine any property serviced by a connection to the public water system of the Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District for cross-connections. If entry is refused, such representative shall obtain a special inspection warrant under § 66.0119, Wisconsin Statutes.
The Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District or its agent is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue water service to any property wherein any connection in violation of this article exists, and to take such other precautionary measures deemed necessary to eliminate any danger of contamination of the public water system. Water service shall be discontinued only after reasonable notice and opportunity for hearing under Chapter 68, Wisconsin Statutes, except as provided in § 273-6. Water service to such property shall not be restored until the cross-connection(s) has been eliminated in compliance with the provisions of this article.
If it is determined by the Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District or its agent that a cross-connection or an emergency endanger public health, safety, or welfare, and requires immediate action, and a written finding to that effect is filed with the Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Hobart, and delivered to the customer's premises, service may be immediately discontinued. The customer shall have an opportunity for hearing under Chapter 68, Wisconsin Statutes, within 10 days of such emergency discontinuance.
The Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District adopts by reference the State Plumbing Code of Wisconsin, being Chapter SPS 381 to 387, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
This article does not supersede the State Plumbing Code, but is supplementary to it.
The electrical service equipment must be bonded to all metal ducting, piping and steel-framing members in all residential and commercial construction, new or remodeled, where the electrical service equipment is being updated, or when the repair/remodeling exceeds 50% of the assessed value of the structure.
Any person violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided in § 1-3. Each day of violation is a separate offense. The Village of Hobart/Hobart Utility District may impose a penalty and cause the cross-connection to be corrected and the expense to be assessed as a special tax against the property.