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Village of Woodridge, NY
Sullivan County
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[Adopted 12-12-1960 (Ch. 145, Art. I, of the 1992 Code)]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to bathe or attempt to bathe or cast any wood, dirt or any substance whatever into any of the reservoirs of the Village of Woodridge or any of the springs, lakes or streams running into the same or in any manner interfere with the structure of such reservoirs or buildings or pipes, hydrants, hose or other property connected therewith or cut or take any ice therefrom or angle or fish therein; and no person shall interfere with or trespass upon any of the property appertaining to said waterworks.
B. 
No person shall cut any trees or grass growing upon the lands belonging to the Village of Woodridge and known as the "waterworks property" or hunt thereon or pasture or suffer to be pastured any of his cattle or other animals thereon or to roam over the same.
[Added 3-17-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997]
All occupied land and or premises within the Village of Woodridge, as now constituted or hereafter extended, and having a water line within 150 feet of said premises shall be required to connect to the Village of Woodridge water system at the sole cost and expense of the property owner, except that in the event the cost of drilling the service connection is, in the sole discretion of the Village Board, excessive, then no connection shall be required.
A. 
No house connections shall be attached to the Village water system nor shall water be taken therefrom through any service pipe, fixture or apparatus of any kind whatsoever nor shall any road be opened for any purpose whatsoever until a permit shall have been obtained therefor from the Clerk of the Village Water Department upon application by the owner of the property to be supplied.
B. 
A permit must be obtained by the owner of said property for tapping into or for any changes to be made in taps or connections to the Village Water System, and such work shall be done by an employee of the Village Water Department.
[Amended 2-6-1967; 4-16-1990; 5-4-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
All house connections to Village water mains in said Village shall be equipped with water meters, and all water obtained from Village systems shall be metered. All applications for water service permits shall be accompanied by a fee as set by resolution of the Board of Trustees from time to time, which fee shall include tap, curb box and curb stop and the cost of installing them. The current fee schedule is available at the Village Clerk's office.
A. 
Service pipes shall be laid out not less than four feet deep and shall be of a nonferrous metal or tubing from the main in the street to the stopcock set inside the curb under the direction of an employee of the Water Department. It shall have a bend in the form of a trap near the main, requiring at least one foot of extra length, in such manner as will prevent rupture by settlement. In refilling ditches, every six inches of earth shall be well-tamped or puddled. All work on streets in making service connections and repairs shall be at the sole risk and responsibility of the owner of the property.
B. 
All service pipes shall be provided with a side wasting cock of the same bore as the pipe, which shall be covered with an iron box or pipe leading from the same to the surface of the sidewalk and covered with a cast-iron lid with the word "water" thereon and shall be placed one foot from the line of the curb.
No person, other than a Village employee or a fireman in the course of his duty, shall open a fire hydrant or cause a fire hydrant to be opened.
All persons taking water will be required to keep the service pipes, stopcocks and all fixtures connected therewith in good repair and protected from the frost and so arranged and provided with stop- and waste cocks as to allow the pipes to be emptied and kept free from water during all periods of dangerous exposure to the action of frost and must keep the same shut off and free from wear wherever the safety of such pipes requires it.
The Water Department reserves the right at all times to shut off the water in case of fire or of an alarm of fire or for necessary repairs or extensions.
The construction and location of private hydrants and fountains will be subject to the approval of the Water Department. Should waste therefrom become a nuisance to adjacent property, the supply will be discontinued until repairs have been made.
All injuries to service pipes or street mains caused by careless undermining or by negligent making or filling of excavations for private drains, sewers or for other purposes shall be chargeable to the owner of the property causing such injury; and if the charge is not promptly paid, the water shall be shut off and the charge will become a lien against the property.
Any person or persons desiring to discontinue the use of the water must give written notice thereof to the Water Department: otherwise, they will be charged for the use of the water until such notice is actually given.
The Water Department reserves the right to restrict the supply of water when necessary, and it is understood that the Village is not to be liable for a deficiency or failure of the water supply because of shutting off water to make repairs or connections.
The Board of Trustees will fix and adopt rates for the use of water in all cases not specifically covered or provided for in the foregoing rules and regulations. The Board of Trustees rates are to be published on the first day of June of each and every year, and in the event of failure to publish a new rate, the preceding year's rate shall apply.
The Water Department may change the rules and regulations and rates for the use of water from time to time and make special rates in all proper cases and adopt additional rules and regulations from time to time as may seem proper.
The Water Department may shut off the water on all services out of the corporate limits of the Village when necessary or when a shortage of water calls for such action, and it is understood that the Water Department is not to be liable for a deficiency or failure of the water supply because of shutting off of water.
A. 
A fee will be charged the owner of the property for shutting off the water and for turning on the water. Fee(s) shall be set by resolution of the Board of Trustees from time to time.[1] The current fee schedule is available at the Village Clerk's office.
[Amended 5-4-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 200, Fees.
B. 
Unless necessitated by removing or reinstalling the meter, this charge is to be payable at the time such service is rendered.
[Added 6-21-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004[2]]
All residential units located within the Village of Woodridge serviced by laterals to the Village water main that are either aboveground or below ground but above the frost line shall be considered seasonal residences and for billing purposes shall only be billed for two quarters each year. This shall only affect the water operation and maintenance charge set forth in § 387-29 and not the water capital charge set forth in § 387-31 of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 145-16 of the 1992 Code, Seasonal use and billing, as amended, was repealed 10-7-2003 by L.L. No. 4-2003.
[2]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that it shall be deemed retroactive to January 1, 2004, for billing purposes.
All water served by the Village to any user shall be metered. The cost of the meters, plus the installation thereof, shall be charged to the owner of the property and shall be payable to the Clerk at the time of receipt of the bill therefor.
The meter shall be accessible to and in the control of the Water Department at all times.
All damages or defects to the meters shall be reported immediately to the Water Department. Meters shall be repaired or replaced by the Water Department, and the actual cost of the repairs, if due to negligence of the owner, his servants, agents or employees, shall be charged to the owner of the property.
In the event of a defective meter which did not register properly the amount of water consumed, charges for use of the water for that period shall be prorated as of previous water rates of the consumer involved.
Water meters shall be placed in a position designated by the Water Department.
A gate valve must be installed ahead and after the meter by the plumber installing the meter.
A. 
No meters are to be removed or installed except by the persons designated by the Water Department.
B. 
A fee will be charged to the owner of the property for removing the meter, if requested by the owner. A fee will be charged for reinstalling the same. Fees shall be set by resolution of the Board of Trustees from time to time.[1] The current fee schedule is available at the Village Clerk's office.
[Amended 5-4-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 200, Fees.
[Amended 5-4-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992; 10-3-2011 by L.L. No. 3-2011]
Bills shall be issued quarterly and shall be paid within 30 days after the date thereof. A penalty of 2% per month shall be made for payments in default, and the Water Department reserves the right to shut off the water without previous notice until such rents are paid.
A. 
No private water supply system may be directly connected to the same waterlines as those connected to the Village system. A check valve, shutoff valve or vacuum breaker shall not be considered a suitable method of isolating a private system from the Village system.
B. 
The only approved method of isolating such a private system shall be by having the supply from the Village system enter into a storage tank at a point above the air vent of such tank. Such a Village supply line must never be below the possible water level at any time.
C. 
Violation of this section shall be sufficient cause for the Village to shut off the supply of water to the user without notice.
[Amended 5-4-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
Any offense committed against this article is hereby declared to be a violation, punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.