No water service connection to any premises shall be installed or maintained by the Town of Macedon unless the public water supply system is protected as required by this chapter and by the New York State Sanitary Code, Chapter I, Part 5, Section 5-1.31, or any amendments thereto.
Each service connection from the public water supply system to premises having an auxiliary water supply shall be protected against backflow of water from the premises into the public water system unless the auxiliary water supply is approved and monitored as an additional source by the Town and is satisfactory to the public health agency having jurisdiction with regard to quality and safety.
Each service connection from the public water supply system to premises upon which any substance is handled under pressure in such fashion as to permit entry into the public water system or upon which a substance of unusually toxic concentration or danger to health is handled in liquid form (even though it is not under pressure) shall be protected against backflow of the water from the premises into the public water system.
Backflow prevention devices, of a type and design which the New York State Department of Health approves as reasonably adequate to prevent contamination, shall be installed on the service connection to any premises that has internal cross-connections, unless such cross-connections are abated to the satisfaction of the Town. It shall be the responsibility of the water user to provide and maintain these protective devices, and each such device must be installed in accordance with standards approved by the Town and the New York State Department of Health.
Service of water to any premises may be disconnected by the Town if:
A backflow prevention device required by this chapter is not installed, tested and maintained;
Any defect is found in an installed backflow prevention device;
It is found that a backflow prevention device has been removed or bypassed; or
Unprotected cross-connections exist on the premises.
Service will not be restored until such conditions or defects are corrected.
It shall be the duty of the water user on any premises on account of which backflow prevention devices are installed to have competent inspections made at least once a year, or more often in those instances where successive inspections indicate repeated failure. These devices shall be repaired, overhauled or replaced at the expense of the water user whenever they are found to be defective. All such tests shall be performed by a qualified backflow prevention device tester, and all test results shall be provided to the Town within 72 hours after the test is made or conducted. Records of such tests, repairs and overhaul shall also be kept and made available to the Town and the health authority having jurisdiction upon request.
Any corrective measures, disconnections or changes on private property shall be at the sole expense of the person in control of such property. Any changes required in the public water supply system outside the property or between the meter and the supply line or distribution system and any charges for cutoff or disconnection shall be added to the charges for water against the premises necessitating such expenditures.