Town of Macedon, NY
Wayne County
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[Amended 6-25-2020 by L.L. No. 4-2020]
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Cross-Connection Control Law of the Town of Macedon, Wayne County, New York."
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Macedon by establishing certain regulations to safeguard potable water supplies by preventing backflow into the public water system of the Town and to further protect the public water system of the Town from the possibility of contamination by isolating within its customers' internal distribution systems or its customers' private water systems such contaminations or pollutants which could backflow into the public water supply system of the Town. The regulations contained herein are to be reasonably interpreted, it being the intent of these regulations to recognize that there are varying degrees of hazard and to apply the principle that the degree of protection should be commensurate with the degree of hazard.
When used in this chapter, unless otherwise expressly stated, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
APPROVED WATER SUPPLY
Any public water supply system approved by the New York State Department of Health.
AUXILIARY WATER SUPPLY
Any water supply on or available to the premises other than the approved public water supply.
BACKFLOW
The flow of water or other liquids, mixtures or substances into the distributing pipes of the public water supply system from any source other than its intended source.
BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE
An acceptable air gap, reduced pressure zone device, double-check valve assembly or other device or means to prevent backflow or back siphonage, the latter being backflow resulting from negative pressures in the distributing pipes of the public water system. Any such device must appear on the most current version of the list of acceptable devices utilized by the New York State Department of Health.
[Amended 6-25-2020 by L.L. No. 4-2020]
CROSS-CONNECTIONS
Any unprotected connection between any part of a water system used or intended to supply water for drinking purposes and any source or system containing water or another substance that is not or cannot be approved as equally safe, wholesome and potable for human consumption.