[CC 1979 §90.165; Ord. No 72 §90.165, 10-12-87]
No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, cover or disturb any public water line or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Supervisor.
There shall be two (2) classes of building water line permits. Connection fees for water service shall be as follows:
All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building water line shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building water line.
[CC 1979 §90.180]
Standards for type of line will be provided by the Public Works Supervisor and he/she will have the right of approval of waiver for any variations of standards.
[Ord. No. 431, 2-14-2011]
The owner of all houses, buildings, or properties used for human employment, recreation, residence or other purposes, situated within the City and abutting on any street, alley, or right-of-way in which there is now located, or may in the future be located, access to a public water system within one hundred (100) feet of the property line, is hereby required to connect to such facilities in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, within sixty (60) days after the date of official notice to do so.
The size, alignment, material used in construction of new or the replacement of the existing public water system, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing, and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the most recent edition of the Department of Natural Resources Public Drinking Water Branch, Design Guide for Community Public Water Supplies. A permit to construct issued by the Department of Natural Resources will be received prior to construction, alteration, or extension of the water system.
The Public Works Supervisor and/or other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, and testing in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to above, the Supervisor or duly authorized employees of the City shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the City employees and the City shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by City employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except such as may be caused by the negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions.
The Supervisor and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the City holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair, and maintenance of any portion of the public water system lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said easement, shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
[CC 1979 §90.190]
When water is run in any building, a stop and waste valve is required on every floor so as to shut off the water and drain the pipes in cold weather. The stop must be placed in some convenient place in order to cut it off. If necessary a rod and key above the floor, and the plumber is to instruct the consumer how to shut off the water, drain the pipes, and to keep them from freezing.
[CC 1979 §90.200]
No water shall be taken or used from private or public hydrants except as authorized by the Chief of Fire Department or the Supervisor.
[Ord. No. 225, 3-24-1997]
Within the City limits of Stockton all new water main for providing of fire protection serving fire hydrants shall be six (6) inches in diameter. Further, that the minimum residual pressure of these new lines shall be twenty (20) PSI at ground level at all points in the new distribution systems.
Water mains not designed to carry fire flows shall not have fire hydrants connected to them. Any departure from these minimum requirements shall be allowed and in such cases as are justified by hydraulic analysis and future water use.
The definition of "water main" shall be all pipes and lines that are used to convey water from the water source to the public, excluding service connections.
[CC 1979 §90.210; Ord. No. 108 §90.210(7), 12-10-1990]
Fire Department water requirements shall be as follows:
Source of supply. To be adequate to supply the maximum domestic consumption demand and to be reliable.
Capacity of supply works (includes pumps, ground and elevated storage). Total capacity to be sufficient to deliver fire flows, in excess of the maximum domestic consumptive demand, of not less than four hundred (400) gallon per minute for three (3) hours.
The flow specified under "Capacity of supply works" is to be maintained for the designated duration at not less than fifty (50) pounds residual (not static) pressure from fire hydrants in business and manufacturing sections in City. In residential sections of single-family dwellings, at least half the above flows are to be maintained at not less than fifty (50) pounds residual pressure. Where a fire engine pumper is provided in the Fire Department of at least three hundred (300) gallons per minute capacity, the residual pressure at which the required flow is delivered may be reduced to not less than twenty (20) pounds in all cases. Fire engine pumper to be subject to test and approval by the Missouri Inspection Bureau.
Power to be adequate to operate all pumps at all times; transformers serving pump motors to be equal to total combined motor capacities and serve pump motors only.
Pump house to be brick, tile or equivalent construction with fire-resistive roof covering.
Pipe distribution system. The water mains are to be of adequate size to deliver the flows at pressures specified above, but must be at least six (6) inches to supply fire hydrants in business and manufacturing sections and preferably six (6) inches, but no less than four (4) inches to supply fire hydrants in residential sections. In general, in residential sections four (4) inch dead-end mains should not exceed six hundred (600) feet in length, or four (4) inch single loops two thousand (2,000) feet in length. If lengths of loops and dead-ends exceed this, or if pressures are low in some sections due to high elevation, a fire engine pumper of at least three hundred (300) gallons per minute capacity must be provided in the Fire Department. Provide adequate gate valves to sectionalize the system.
Fire hydrants. Provide all fire hydrants as required by, and deemed necessary by, the Advisory Board (if active) or the Board of Aldermen of the City of Stockton, spaced not to exceed three hundred (300) feet apart with at least one (1) within three hundred (300) feet of existing fire hydrants in business and manufacturing sections, and not to exceed six hundred (600) feet apart with at least one (1) with six hundred (600) feet of existing fire hydrants in dwelling sections. This spacing is measured by street to fire hydrants. All must have at least two (2) two and one-half (2½) inch outlets and one (1) four and one-half (4½) inch pumper outlets threaded "National Standard", at least four and one-half (4½) inch foot valves and five (5) inch inside diameter barrels; automatic drain valves and six (6) inch pipe connections to six (6) inches or larger water mains and four (4) inch pipe connections to four (4) inch water mains. Connections should be gated to permit repair of hydrants without shutting off system.
[CC 1979 §90.220]
The City reserves the right at any time and without notice to shut off the water in any main for the purpose of making repairs or extension or for any other purpose. Provided however, it shall be the duty of the Supervisor to notify all persons using boilers for steam purposes, to which the supply of water is direct, of the intention of the City to so shut off the water for any such purpose.
The use of water from private hydrants during a fire in the City is hereby prohibited, and all water takers are hereby required immediately upon an alarm of fire to close their hydrants and to keep the same closed until the fire is extinguished.
Any person who shall ride or drive over any fire hose of the City in any vehicle of any kind or in any other manner shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined a sum not less than twenty dollars ($20.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00).
[Ord. No. 280 §90.229, 12-11-2000]
It is the intent and purpose of the City of Stockton to protect the safety, welfare and health of its citizens and the public. It is, therefore, provided that no person or entity, except the City, shall hereafter drill, dig, bore or otherwise construct, enlarge or deepen a well, cistern, hole, pit, pond or other similar structure for the purpose of furnishing potable water to persons, premises or operations within the City. Further, to protect the quality of the supply of City water and the integrity of the City water system, no entry into the water strata or aquifer supplying City water and its system is allowed within the City by persons or entities, except the City, at any time or place.
Every abandoned, depleted or contaminated well, cistern, hole, pit, pond or similar structure shall be filled and sealed in accordance with the recommendations of the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources groundwater geologist. This Subsection is not intended to apply to pilings, construction holes or excavations that are filled with an impervious or solid substance or to mines, pits, tipples or similar operations that are actively supervised and used in a safe manner.