Village of Scarsdale, NY
Westchester County
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As used in these Rules and Regulations, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
WATER DISTRIBUTING PIPE
A pipe in a building or structure which conveys water from the house (outlet) side of the water meter to plumbing fixtures and other outlets.
WATER SERVICE CONNECTION
The pipe and its appurtenances from the water main to and including the curb stopcock or gate valve located between the edge of the traveled way and the front (street) property line of the premises being served.
WATER SERVICE PIPE
The pipe and its appurtenances from the water service connection to the street (inlet) side of the water meter of the building served.
Application shall be made in writing at the office of the Water Department by the property owner or his duly authorized agent for water service to be furnished by the village. New owners of property which previously has been furnished water service by the village shall have no right to the use of water until an application has been made by such owner, the application has been accepted by the Water Department and outstanding bills for prior water service, if any, have been fully paid, inclusive of any penalties.
A. 
Applications for regular connections. Applications for water service requiring regular service connections pursuant to § A320-5A shall be accompanied by the payment of a service connection fee based upon the size of the water service connection.
B. 
Applications for special connections. Applications for water service requiring a special service connection pursuant to § A320-5B shall be accompanied by the payment of both an application fee and a service connection fee based upon the size of the water service connection.
Water service connections shall be designated "regular" or "special" pursuant to the descriptions set forth in § A320-5A and B.
A. 
Regular connections. Regular water service connections are all such connections other than those described as special service connections.
B. 
Special connections. Special water service connections are all such connections serving the following purposes:
(1) 
All connections serving private fire protection purposes, including but not limited to hydrants, standpipes and sprinkler systems.
(2) 
All connections serving lawn irrigation systems when, as determined by the Water Department, the water demand requires such special connection.
(3) 
All connections serving nonrecirculating, watercooled refrigeration units for air-conditioning or other purpose when, as determined by the Water Department the water demand requires such special connection.
No more than one water service connection shall be permitted for each building or group of buildings on a single property, except that the Water Department may permit or may require one or more additional water service connections if, in its judgment, physical conditions or water demand so require. The property owner shall pay additional fees, pursuant to the requirements of these Rules and Regulations, for such additional connections.
The property owner of the premises being served shall pay, in advance, such water service connection fees as are established by the Board of Trustees. For payment of such fee, the Water Department will tap the water (street) main, install the corporation cock and will furnish, for installation by the owner, the curb stopcock and curb box. The Water Department will also furnish for the payment of such fee, for installation by the owner, the meter-setting device for meters not larger than one inch.
A. 
Connections for fire protection purposes. Subject to a determination by the Water Department regarding the need and advisability of such connection, permission may be granted by the Water Department for a special water service connection for private fire protection purposes. Such determination will be based upon, but not limited to, consideration of the size of the available water main, the availability of fire hydrants and the possible effect upon the water main system if such service were broken and open during a fire emergency.
(1) 
Connections for fire protection sprinkler systems for other than one- and two-family dwellings shall be separate from the main potable water supply to the premises and separately metered. In one- and two-family dwellings, a sprinkler system connection may be made, with permission from the Water Department, directly from the main potable water supply to the premises.
(a) 
When such connection is made directly from the main water supply, it shall be made on the house side of the meter.
(b) 
A backflow-prevention device, approved by the Water Department, shall be installed in such connection, close to the house side of the meter.
(2) 
Applications for such special water service connection shall be made to the Water Department and shall be accompanied by drawings showing all pumps, tanks, valves, piping, backflow-prevention devices, connections and other appurtenances proposed for installation.
(3) 
The size of such connection shall be determined by the Water Department, but in no event shall it be larger than six inches.
(4) 
The cost of such connection, which shall include an approved backflow-prevention device, when such is required, with meter on a bypass and such pit or vault as may be required, shall be borne by the property owner.
(5) 
The property owner shall pay an annual ready-to-serve charge based upon the size of such connection. Such charge shall be established by the Board of Trustees.
(6) 
A special water service connection for private fire protection purposes shall be used exclusively for such purpose. Cross-connections between such service and water service provided for any other purposes is prohibited.
(7) 
Other than as set forth in this section, such connections shall be subject to all rules and regulations applicable to regular water service connections.
B. 
Connections for lawn irrigation purposes. The use of water from the village water system for purposes of lawn irrigation is prohibited without specific approval therefor from the Water Department. Approval by the Water Department shall be based upon, but not limited to, the details of the proposed installation and the effect of such use upon water service to neighboring properties during periods of peak demand.
(1) 
Applications for such connections shall be made to the Water Department.
(2) 
Applications shall be accompanied by drawings showing the layout of the irrigation system, including all valves, connections and other appurtenances. Such drawings shall bear the approval of the Westchester County Department of Health.
(3) 
The Water Department, when approving such applications, shall determine whether a special water service connection is required.
C. 
Connections for refrigeration units. The use of water from the village water system for the purpose of serving nonrecirculating water-cooled refrigeration units with a rated capacity exceeding three tons (864,000 Btu's) is prohibited without specific approval therefor from the Water Department.
(1) 
Applications for such connections shall be made to the Water Department.
(2) 
Applications shall be accompanied by drawings showing complete details of the proposed installation.
(3) 
The Water Department, when approving such applications, shall determine whether a special water service connection is required.
D. 
Further conditions of service. In the granting of an application for water service connections, the Water Department may impose such additional conditions and safeguards as are deemed necessary for the protection of the health and welfare of recipients of the water service or the integrity of the water system.
For those premises within the corporate limits of the village and Eastchester Water District No. 1 receiving water service from the village, the Water Department will, at no cost to the property owner, maintain, repair or renew water service connections not larger than two inches, except as hereinafter set forth.
A. 
Property owner's responsibility. The property owner of the premises served shall bear the cost of:
(1) 
The maintenance and repair of water service connections larger than two inches.
(2) 
The maintenance and repair of water service connections to premises outside the corporate limits of the village or Eastchester Water District No. 1.
(3) 
The subsequent installation of a larger water service connection than originally installed should the latter be deemed inadequate by the Water Department because of increased demand to the premises served.
(4) 
The repair or replacement of covered or broken curb boxes when such damage has been caused by other than the village work force or equipment.
B. 
Enlarging or replacing connections. If a property owner requests an enlarged or replaced water service connection because of insufficient pressure or other reason, he shall, at his expense, first replace the water service pipe with pipes and fittings of a size approved by the Water Department. If then, in the judgment of the Water Department, the water pressure or other problem may be resolved by replacement of the water service connection, the Water Department will perform such replacement.
C. 
Service connections outside of Water Department area. Water service connections serving premises located outside the corporate limits of the village and outside the established boundaries of the Eastchester Water District shall be maintained, repaired or replaced to the extent required by the Water Department by the owner of the premises served.
Except for the water main tap and the corporation cock, street service connections shall be installed by the property owner, who shall obtain the required street opening permit and who shall provide the necessary piping of approved size and material, the installation of such piping, including all trenching, backfilling and repaving incidental to the work. Trench backfilling shall not be undertaken until the installation has been inspected and approved by a Water Department representative.
A. 
Laying water service pipe. All water service pipes shall be laid in a separate trench and on undisturbed soil at least three feet distant horizontally from all other underground facilities. The placing of water service pipes in the same trench as that occupied by sanitary or storm sewers, gas lines or other utilities is prohibited except in extraordinary circumstances and with written approval of the Water Department.
B. 
Depth of water service pipe. All water service pipes shall be installed no less than four feet below the finished grade at all points and no less than four feet horizontally from any open excavation or vault. Such conditions shall be maintained as long as the water service pipe is in use.
C. 
Alignment of water service pipe. All water service pipes shall be laid in a straight line from the water main to the building being served and shall be laid perpendicular to the front (street) property line. Where, for reasons deemed adequate by the Water Department, such a layout is not feasible, such Department may grant permission for an alternative layout. If such permission is granted, the owner shall furnish to the Water Department a plan certified by a professional engineer or licensed land surveyor showing the location of the service pipe as installed and with dimensions to an adequate number of fixed points to permit relocation in the future.
D. 
Owner's responsibility for water service pipe. The owner shall maintain and renew, when necessary, all water service pipes from the outlet side of the curb stopcock. Upon a determination, notice and order from the Water Department that a water service pipe requires repair or replacement, the owner shall make such required repairs or replacement. If the owner shall fail to initiate such repair or replacement within three days of said notice, water supply to the premises may be discontinued until such repair or replacement has been completed and approved by the Water Department. Repairs to the water service pipe shall be left exposed until inspected and approved, while under pressure, by the Plumbing Inspector or the Water Department representative.
E. 
Water service pipe materials. Piping and pipe appurtenances for water service connections shall be either copper pipe, copper water tube Type K, red brass with a minimum of 85% copper or cement-lined cast iron.