Article 1 General Provisions 

15-101 DEFINITION 

15-102 DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS 

15-102A EXTENSION OF DUE DATE 

15-103 NOTICE; HEARING 

15-104 SAME; FINDING 

15-105 METER ACCESS BY CITY PERSONNEL 

15-106 LANDLORD LIABILITY 

15-107 PETTY CASH FUND 

15-108 SAME; DEPOSITS 

15-109 SAME; VOUCHERS 

15-110 CONNECT FEES 

Article 2 Water 

15-201 SUPERINTENDENT OF WATER AND SEWAGE 

15-202 REGULATIONS 

15-203 SERVICE NOT GUARANTEED 

15-204 SERVICE CONNECTIONS REQUIRED 

15-205 APPLICATION FOR SERVICE 

15-206 CITY TO MAKE CONNECTIONS 

15-207 CONNECTION FEES 

15-208 CURB COCKS 

15-209 CHECK VALVES 

15-210 UNATHORIZED SERVICE 

15-211 METERS 

15-212 SAME; TESTING 

15-212A SAME; FROZEN METERS; REPAIRS, CALLBACK CHARGES 

15-213 TAMPERING WITH METER 

15-214 LEAKS PROHIBITED; PENALTY 

15-215 DISCONNECTION, RECONNECTION CHARGE 

15-216 UTILITY DEPOSIT 

15-217 INTERRUPT SERVICE 

15-218 PROHIBITED ACTS 

15-219 WASTING WATER 

15-220 RIGHT OF ACCESS 

15-221 RATES 

15-221A ELECTRICAL AND WATER RATES; APARTMENT HOUSES 

15-222 ACCOUNT; DUE, PAYABLE, LATE PAYMENT PENALTY 

15-223 DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS; NOTICE 

15-224 USE DURING FIRE 

15-225 CROSS-CONNECTION PROGRAM; REGULATIONS, DEFINITIONS 

15-226 SAME; GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 

15-227 SAME; CROSS-CONNECTIONS PROHIBITED 

15-228 SAME; INDIVIDUAL WATER SUPPLIES 

15-229 SAME; INDIVIDUAL WATER SUPPLIES 

15-230 SAME; CONNECTION TO BOILERS 

15-231 SAME; PROHIBITED CONNECTIONS OF FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT 

15-232 SAME; REFRIGERATING UNIT CONDENSERS AND COOLING JACKETS 

15-233 SAME; WATER OUTLETS 

15-234 SAME; MINIMUM REQUIRED AIRGAP 

15-235 SAME; APPROVAL OF DEVICES 

15-236 SAME; INSTALLATION OF DEVICES 

15-237 SAME; TANKS AND VATS-BELOW RIM SUPPLY 

15-238 SAME; PROTECTIVE DEVICES REQUIRED 

15-239 SAME; BAROMETRIC LOOP 

15-240 SAME; DOUBLE CHECK-DOUBLE GATE VALVES 

15-241 SAME; LOW PRESSURE CUTOFF REQUIRED ON BOOSTER PUMPS 

15-242 SAME; OTHER DEVICES 

15-243 SAME; MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, GENERAL 

15-244 SAME; BACKFLOW PREVENTERS 

15-245 SAME; TESTING OF BACKFLOW DEVICES 

15-246 SAME; PENALTY 

Article 3 Electricity 

15-301 ELECTRIC RATES; BILLS 

15-302 ELECTRICAL RATES FOR ALLEY LIGHTS 

15-303 REGULATIONS FOR ELECTRICAL CURRENT 

15-304 METER TESTING CHARGE 

Article 4 Sewers 

15-401 DEFINITIONS 

15-402 SEWER CONNECTION REQUIRED 

15-402A SEWER CONNECTION; OUTSIDE SEWER DISTRICT OR OUTSIDE CITY 

15-403 PERMIT; REQUIRED 

15-403A CONNECTION FEE; BUILDINGS OUTSIDE SEWER DISTRICT OR CITY LIMITS 

15-403B SAME; BUILDINGS WITHIN SEWER DISTRICT 

15-403C PERMIT; EXCAVATION FEE 

15-403D SAME; WORK COMPLETED 48 HOURS 

15-403E SAME; CITY, REPAIR PROMPTLY 

15-403F SAME; BARRICADES ERECTED 

15-403G SAME; EXCEPTION 

15-404 APPLICATION 

15-405 COSTS 

15-406 SEWER CONNECTION 

15-406A CITY TO COMPLETE THE CONNECTION 

15-407 SEWER FOR EACH BUILDING 

15-407A SAME; SPECIFICATIONS 

15-407B SAME 

15-407C SAME 

15-407D SAME 

15-407E SAME 

15-407F SAME 

15-407G SAME 

15-408 SEWER EXCAVATIONS; DAMAGES 

15-409 FAILURE TO CONNECT 

15-410 PRIVY UNLAWFUL 

15-411 PRIVATE SEWER SYSTEM 

15-412 SAME; PERMIT 

15-413 SAME; INSPECTION 

15-414 SAME; DISCHARGE 

15-415 SAME; ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

15-416 DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE 

15-417 DAMAGE TO SEWERS 

15-418 NATURAL OUTLET 

15-419 STANDARDS 

15-420 OLD BUILDING SEWERS 

15-421 MUD, GREASE TRAPS 

15-422 ROOF, FOUNDATION DRAINS 

15-423 SAME; EXCEPTION 

15-424 PROHIBITED DISCHARGES 

15-425 BILLS 

15-426 DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS; LIEN AGAINST PROPERTY 

15-427 SEWER SERVICE CHARGE 

15-428 REVENUES DEPOSITED 

Article 5 Solid Waste 

15-501 DEFINITIONS 

15-502 COLLECTION 

15-502A REQUESTS FOR SERVICE 

15-502B LIMITED USE EXCEPTION 

15-503 CONTRACTS 

15-504 DUTY OF OWNER, OCCUPANT 

15-505 CONTAINERS 

15-505A DISPOSAL OF LIQUIDS 

15-506 BULK CONTAINERS 

15-506A LOCATION OF CONTAINERS 

15-507 ENTER PRIVATE PREMISES 

15-507A COLLECTION SCHEDULE 

15-508 OWNERSHIP OF SOLID WASTE 

15-509 WRAPPING GARBAGE 

15-510 HEAVY, BULKY WASTE 

15-511 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 

15-511A YARD WASTE 

15-511B YARD WASTE COLLECTION SITE 

15-511C YARD WASTE ONLY AT COLLECTION SITE 

15-512 PROHIBITED PRACTICES 

15-513 OBJECTIONABLE WASTE 

15-514 UNAUTHORIZED DISPOSAL 

15-514A PENALTIES 

15-515 PRIVATE COLLECTORS; LICENSE REQUIRED 

15-516 SAME; APPLICATION 

15-517 SAME; FEE 

15-518 SAME; NUMBER TO BE DISPLAYED 

15-519 CLOSED VEHICLE 

15-520 RULES AND REGULATIONS 

15-521 FAILURE TO SECURE LICENSE 

15-522 CHARGES 

15-523 SAME; FEE SCHEDULE 

15-524 BILLING 

15-525 SAME; DELINQUENT ACCOUNT 

Article 6 Water Conservation 

15-601 PURPOSE 

15-602 DEFINITIONS 

15-603 DECLARATION OF A WATER EMERGENCY 

15-604 VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION MEASURES 

15-605 MANDATORY CONSERVATION MEASURES 

15-606 WATER EMERGENCY RATES 

15-607 REGULATIONS 

15-608 VIOLATIONS, DISCONNECTIONS AND PENALTIES 

15-609 EMERGENCY TERMINATION 15-1 

CHAPTER 15 UTILITIES 

Article 1 General Provisions 

Article 2 Water 

Article 3 Electricity 

Article 4 Sewers 

Article 5 Solid Waste 

Article 6 Water Conservation 

ARTICLE 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS 

15-101 DEFINITION- For purposes of this article utility services shall include water, electrical, sewer, solid waste (refuse), internet service, and other utility services provided by the city. 

(Code 1994; Amended for Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-102 DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS- Unless otherwise provided by 102A, water, electric, sewer, solid waste (refuse), internet service, or other utility service shall be terminated for nonpayment of service fees or charges in accordance with Sections 15-103:104. 

(Ord. 426, Sec. 16-105; Code 1994; Amended for Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-102A EXTENSION OF DUE DATE- In the event that a customer would desire an extension of time for the payment of his or her utility bill, a written request is to be personally presented to the City office setting forth the extension of time requested, the type and manner of payment to be made and acknowledgement that if the request for extension, if approved by city personnel, is not strictly adhered to utility service will be terminated. 

15-103 NOTICE; HEARING- (a) If a utility bill has not been paid on or before the due date as provided in this chapter, a delinquency and termination notice shall be issued by the city clerk within five days after the delinquency occurs and mailed to the customer at his or her last known address. A copy also shall be mailed to the occupant of the premises if the occupant and the customer are not the same person. 

(b) The notice shall state: 

(1) The amount due, plus delinquency charge; 

(2) Notice that service will be terminated if the amount due is not paid within 10 days from the date of the notice unless the date on the notice to pay 15-2 

the charges due shall be on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, in which event such notice will give the consumer until the close of the next business day in which to pay the charges; 

(3) Notice that the customer has the right to a hearing before the utilities committee; 

(4) Notice that the request for a hearing must be in writing and filed with the city clerk no later than three days prior to the date for termination of service. 

(c) Upon receipt of a request for hearing, the city clerk shall advise the customer of the date, time and place of the hearing which shall be held just prior to the next scheduled city council meeting. 

(Ord. 426, Sec. 16-105; Code 1994; Amended for Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-104 SAME; FINDING- Following the hearing, if the utilities committee shall find that service should not be terminated, then notice of such finding shall be presented to the city clerk. If the officer finds that service should be terminated, an order shall be issued terminating service five days after the date of the order. The customer shall be notified either in person or by mailing a letter to his or her last known address by certified mail, return receipt requested. However, if the order is made at the hearing in the presence of the customer, then no further notice need be given. The utilities committee has a right, for good cause, to grant an extension, not to exceed 10 days, for the termination of such service. 

(Code 1994; Amended for Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-105 METER ACCESS BY CITY PERSONNEL- (a) All owners and/or occupants of property which is connected to and/or receives city utility services shall, as a condition for continued service, ensure that all water and electrical meters are readily accessible, at all times, by city personnel for the purposes of taking readings, or for the maintenance, repair or replacement of the meters. 

(b) The city superintendent, at his or her own discretion is authorized to deny service or discontinue service in the following situations: 

(1) The presence of dogs or any other conditions which could present a danger or hazard to city employees or agents while reading or servicing the utility meters; 

(2) The existence of locked gates or other barriers preventing the ready access by city employees or agents to the premises; 

(3) The existence of the overgrowth of weeds, grasses or other natural or manmade obstructions preventing ready access by city employees or agents to city utility meters; 

(c) Prior denial or discontinuation of utility service, ten days written notice to cure shall be given by the city superintendent, by regular 15-3 

Utility Billing Procedure 

1. Bills are prepared by the 1st of the month (Usually read by the 25th of the month). 

2. Customers pay bill between the 1st and the 15th. 

3. For customers that have not paid: At noon on the 16th, a late charge of $10.69 is added and a late notice is mailed to the customer and landlord. 

4. On the 25th, city workers place notices on the door notifying the customer that their electrical service will be terminated on the 26th if payment is not received by 10 a.m. (If we know someone is out of town, in the hospital, or if they notify the office, we usually don’t turn off the services.) 

5. On the 26th, if customers have not made arrangements with the city office, landlords are usually called and if the landlord does not want the service put in their name, services are turned off. 

6. After the 26th, if the customer wants to reconnect services, payment must be made for the entire bill plus a reconnect charge of $25.00 + tax. 

Note: 

1. If any of these dates fall on the weekends or a city holiday, the dates are adjusted accordingly. 

2. In the winter, unless instructed by a landlord, we usually don’t turn off services if it is going to be below freezing. 

mail, to the owner and/or occupant of the property at their last known address. Upon a second occurrence, within one year, no notice will be required prior to denial or discontinuation of service. 

(Ord. 533, passed 1-17-2006; Code 2015) 

15-106 LANDLORD LIABILITY- (a) Owners of premises served by utility service under this article shall be liable for payment of the cost of any utility service account delinquency arising from service provided to such premises, regardless of whether the utility service was furnished upon the application and request of the owner or the lessee of the premises. This provision shall also apply when the premises are leased by or through an agent or other representative of the owner. 

(b) In the event a delinquency arises involving leased premises, the owner or owner’s agent shall be notified in writing of the delinquency of the lessee by first class regular mail within 10 days after the billing to the lessee becomes delinquent. Notice shall be sufficient if mailing to the last known address of the owner or owner’s agent known to city personnel responsible for said mailing, after reasonable inquiry. If the delinquent billing, interest and penalty are not paid within 15 days of the mailing, the affected utility service may be discontinued and no further such service shall be furnished by the city to the premises until all billing for the utility service to be premises, interest, late payment charges and a reconnection charge, if applicable, is paid in full. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 15-4 

(To comply with the landlord’s “wish” to know when the tenants are delinquent in their bills) 

Date 

_______________________________ 

_______________________________ 

_______________________________ 

Dear _____________________: 

Rental Address: ______________________________________ 

This letter is to advise you that the City has sent a disconnect notice to terminate service to the above address. Service may be discontinued on _________________________ due to your tenant’s failure to pay amounts due. The termination will be in accordance with applicable City Ordinances concerning disconnection of services. 

The purpose of this letter is to avoid damage to your property resulting from the discontinuance of electrical and water service. Please give written notification prior to the state date if you want services left on in your name and all utilities used thereafter will be billed to you. 

This is a courtesy notification. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

_____________________ 

City Clerk 

15-107 PETTY CASH FUND- A petty cash fund in the amount of $1,000 is established for the use of the city utilities department, for the purpose of paying postage, freight, temporary labor, and other emergency expenses, including refund of deposits made to secure payment of accounts. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-108 SAME; DEPOSITS- The petty cash fund shall be deposited in the regular depository bank of the city and paid out on the order of the city clerk by check which shall state clearly the purpose for which issued. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 15-5 

15-109 SAME; VOUCHERS- Whenever the petty cash fund becomes low or depleted, the city clerk shall prepare vouchers covering expenses as have been paid from the petty cash fund and shall submit such vouchers together with the paid checks to the governing body for review and allowance of the amounts from the regular funds of the utilities. Warrants issued therefore shall be payable to the petty cash fund and shall be deposited therein to restore said petty cash fund to its original amount. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-110 CONNECT FEES- (a) That any person, firm or corporation within the city’s utility service area desiring city utility connection shall apply to the City Clerk and shall accompany such application with a non-refundable service connection fee of $50.00 for an electrical and/or water connection. No connection shall be made until said service connection fee has been paid and until all bills due for past utility service rendered by the city has been paid. 

(b) That the City may, upon application of any person, firm or corporation adjacent to the City’s power lines or water system may elect to reduce or waive the connection fee set forth subsections (a) above if: 

The person, firm or corporation has, within five years preceding the application, been prior residents, businesses or operations within the City and, during the prior term of residence, business or operation had no delinquent utility payments and left all utility accounts in good standing. 

(Ord. 590, passed 12-23-2013; Code 2015) 

ARTICLE 2 WATER 

15-201 SUPERINTENDENT OF WATER AND SEWAGE- The general management, care, control and supervision of the city water system shall be in the superintendent of water and sewage, who shall be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the governing body. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-202 REGULATIONS- The furnishing of water to customers by the city through its waterworks system shall be governed by the regulations set out in this article. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-203 SERVICE NOT GUARANTEED- The city does not guarantee the delivery of water through any of its mains and connecting services at any time except only when its mains, pumping machinery, power service connection are in good 15-6 

working order, and the supply of water is sufficient for the usual demand of its consumers. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-204 SERVICE CONNECTIONS REQUIRED- (a) The owner of all houses, buildings, or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purpose, situated within the city abutting on any street, alley, or right-of-way in which there is now located, or may in the future be located, public water mains, is hereby required at his or her own expense to make connection to such public water main. 

(b) Before any connection is made to the city’s water system, an application must be made in writing to the city clerk by the owner of the premises, or his or her authorized representative, for a permit to make such connection. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-205 APPLICATION FOR SERVICE- (a) Any person, firm or corporation desiring a connection with the municipal water system shall apply in writing to the city clerk, on a form furnished by the city for that purpose, for a permit to make the connection. 

(b) The application shall: 

(1) Contain an exact description including street address of the property to be served; 

(2) State the size of tap required; 

(3) State the size and kind of service pipe to be used; 

(4) State the full name of the owner of the premises to be served; 

(5) State the purpose for which the water is to be used; 

(6) State any other pertinent information required by the city clerk; 

(7) Be signed by the owner or occupant of the premises to be served, or his or her authorized agent. 

(c) Each application for a connection permit shall be accompanied by payment of fees and/or costs specified in Section 15-207. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-206 CITY TO MAKE CONNECTIONS- All taps shall be given, street excavations made, corporation cocks inserted, pipes installed from main to curb, and the curb cock installed in a meter box to which the service pipe is to be connected by city employees only. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 15-7 

15-207 CONNECTION FEES- The fees for connection to the city waterworks system shall be as follows: 

Cost of materials + 20 percent + contract labor + tax. 

(Code 1978, 26-110; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-208 CURB COCKS- There shall be a curb cock in every service line attached to the city main, the same to be placed within the meter box. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-209 CHECK VALVES- Check valves are required on all connections to steam boilers or on any other connection deemed necessary by the water superintendent. Safety and relief valves shall be placed on all boilers or other steam apparatus connected with the water system where the steam pressure may be raised in excess of 40 pounds per square inch. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-210 UNAUTHORIZED SERVICE- It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation, other than duly authorized city officials or employees to tum water on or off at the water meter or curb cock shut off, with a key or in any other manner, without first obtaining written permission from the city superintendent or city clerk. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-211 METERS- (a) All water furnished to customers shall be metered. 

(b) Meters shall be located between the sidewalk or property line and curbing or within three (3) feet of curb side sidewalk when the main is in the street, and on private property within three feet of the alley line when the main is in the alley. In the business district the meters may be installed in the basement at a location specified by the city. 

(c) The city’s responsibility stops at the property line. 

(Code 1994; Amended for Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-212 SAME; TESTING- Meters shall be tested before being set and at any other time thereafter when they appear to be measuring incorrectly. If a test is requested by the customer and the meter is found to be accurate within two percent, the meter will be deemed correct and the customer shall be responsible for reimbursing the city for its costs incurred in obtaining the test, to include freight, plus $25.00. 

(Ord. 550, passed 5-6-2008; Code 2015) 15-8 

15-212A SAME; FROZEN METERS; REPAIRS, CALLBACK CHARGES- In the event that during any 12-month period, it becomes necessary for the city to perform services to repair or place in service a frozen water meter more than once, there shall be a service charge of $25 plus materials for the second and any subsequent callbacks. 

(Ord. 387, Sec. 16-116; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-213 TAMPERING WITH METER- It shall be unlawful for any person to break the seal of any meter, to alter the register or mechanism of any meter, or to make any outlet or connection in any manner so that water supplied by the city may be used or wasted without being metered. It shall be unlawful for any person except an authorized employee of the water department to tum any curb cock on or off. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-214 LEAKS PROHIBITED; PENALTY- No allowances shall be made for water used or lost through leaks, carelessness, neglect, or otherwise after the same has passed through the meter. However, every customer shall have the right to appeal to the city from water bill or meter reading which he or she may consider excessive. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-215 DISCONNECTION, RECONNECTION CHARGE- The governing body shall establish, by ordinance, a water service disconnection and reconnection charge. Whenever the city receives a request from a customer for termination of water service the disconnection charge shall be added to the customer’s final bill. Any service disconnected for nonpayment of delinquent bill shall be reconnected only upon payment of the delinquent bill, interest penalty thereon, and the reconnection charge. The reconnection fee shall be $50 plus tax. 

(Ord. 575, passed 5-9-2011; Code 2015) 

15-216 UTILITY DEPOSIT- At the time of making application for water service, the property owner or customer shall make a cash deposit in the amount and manner specified in Section 15-105 to secure payment of accrued bills or bills due on discontinuance of service. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-217 INTERRUPT SERVICE- The city reserves the right to interrupt water service for the purpose of making repairs or extensions to water lines or equipment. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 15-9 

15-218 PROHIBITED ACTS- It shall be a violation of this article for any unauthorized person to: 

(a) Perform any work upon the pipes or appurtenances of the city’s waterworks system beyond a private property line unless such person is employed by the city; 

(b) Make any connections with any extension of the supply pipes of any consumer without written permission to do so having been first obtained from the governing body; 

(c) Remove, handle or otherwise molest or disturb any meter, meter lid, cutoff, or any other appurtenances to the water system of the city. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-219 WASTING WATER- Water users shall prevent unnecessary waste of water and shall keep sprinklers, hydrants, faucets and all apparatus, including the service line leading from the property to the meter in good condition at their expense. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-220 RIGHT OF ACCESS- Authorized employees of the city may enter upon any premises at reasonable hours for the purpose of reading the meter or servicing or inspecting meters or water lines. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-221 RATES- The rates per month per water meter for the use of water in the city shall be as follows: 

(a) Water Meter Demand Charge There is hereby established a water demand charge of $12.00 per month per water meter to which city water is supplied. 

(b) Water Rates; Inside City The price for water for users within the city limits shall be $1.40 per 1,000 gallons or any part thereof, per month. 

(c) Water Rates; Outside City The charges and rates as set forth in Subsections (a) and (b) of this Section will apply to those users who reside outside the city limits of the city with an additional $8.50 service charge per month. 

(d) Water bills shall be rendered monthly as provided in Section 15-222. 

(Ord. 581, passed 12-29-2011; Code 2015) 

15-221A ELECTRICAL AND WATER RATES; APARTMENT HOUSES- Sections 15-221 and 15-301 of this article shall apply to all apartment houses in the following manner: 15-10 

(a) In each and every apartment house and duplex, each apartment shall constitute a separate entity whether an electrical meter and/or water meter shall be installed or not installed, each apartment, while occupied, shall be required to pay the minimum if the occupants of such apartment use city current and city water. 

(Code 1978, 16-114; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-222 ACCOUNT; DUE, PAYABLE, LATE PAYMENT PENALTY- Water and electricity accounts owed the city are due and payable on the first day of each month for utilities used during the previous month. Water and electricity accounts may be paid between the first and 15th of each month without penalty. If the accounts are not paid in full on the 15th of each month, a $20 penalty shall be added to the utility bill account on the 15th day. If any account is not paid in full, including the penalty, services will be terminated by the city on or about 10:00 a.m. on the 25th day of the month, with the customer given notice of his right to a hearing, and a hearing, if requested, prior to termination of service as provided by Sections 15-103:104. 

(Ord. 576, passed 5-9-2011; Code 2015) 

15-223 DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS; NOTICE; HEARING; FINDING; LIABILITY- 

Water service shall be terminated for nonpayment of service fees or charges as provided in Sections 15-102:104. 

(Ord. 426, Sec. 16-105; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-224 USE DURING FIRE- No person owning or occupying premises connected to the municipal water system shall use or allow to be used during a fire any water from the water system except for the purpose of extinguishing the fire. Upon the sounding of a fire alarm it shall be the duty of every such person to see that all water services are tightly closed and that no water is used except in extraordinary cases of emergency during the fire. 

(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-225 CROSS-CONNECTION PROGRAM; REGULATIONS; DEFINITIONS- 

(a) Backflow Preventer, Reduced Pressure Principle Type: An assembly of differential valves and check valves including an automatically open spillage port to the atmosphere. 

(b) Cross Connections: Any physical connection or arrangement between the otherwise separate piping systems, one of which contains potable water, and the other, water of unknown or questionable safety, or stream, gases, or chemicals, whereby there may be a flow from one system to the other. No physical cross connection should be permitted between 15-11 

public or private water distribution systems containing potable water and any other system containing water of questionable quality or containing contaminating or polluting substances. 

(c) Free Water Surface: A water surface that is at atmospheric pressure. 

(d) Frost Proof Closet: A hopper with no water in the bowl and with the trap and water supply control valve located below the frost line. 

(e) Plumbing: The practice, materials, and fixtures used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of all piping fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with any of the following: Sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities, the venting system and or the private water supply systems, within or beyond the supply point to any building, structure, or conveyance; also the practice and materials used in the installation, maintenance, extension, or alteration of storm water, liquid waste, or sewage, and water supply systems or any premises to their connection with any point of public disposal or other acceptable terminal. 

(f) Pollution: The presence of any foreign substance (organic, inorganic, radiological or biological) in water that tends to degrade its quality so as to constitute a hazard or impair the usefulness of the water. 

(g) Vacuum: Any absolute pressure less than that exerted by the atmosphere. 

(h) Vacuum Beaker: A device that permits air into a water supply distribution line to prevent backsiphonage. 

(Ord. 423, Sec. 1; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-226 SAME; GENERAL REQUIREMENTS- That the potable water supply system of the City and the potable water system of private users shall be designated, installed, and maintained to best prevent contamination from non-potable liquids, solids, or gases from being introduced into the potable water supply through cross-connections or any other piping connections to the system. Any water being provided by the City will fall under the Rules and Regulations of the Cross-Connection Program. All public or private users being supplied by City Water directly or indirectly shall conform to standards set up by the City. 

(Ord. 423, Sec. 2; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-227 SAME; CROSS CONNECTIONS PROHIBITED- That Cross- Connection between potable water systems and other systems or equipment containing water or other substances of unknown or questionable safety are prohibited except when and where suitable protective devices such as the reduced pressure zone backflow preventer are installed, tested, and maintained to insure proper operation on a continuing basis. The device that is installed shall 15-12 

be approved by the city superintendent and if controversy arises it may be appealed to the city council. 

(Ord. 423, Sec. 3; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-228 SAME; INDIVIDUAL WATER SUPPLIES- That interconnections between two or more public water supplies shall be permitted only with the approval of the Kansas State Department of Health and Environment. 

(Ord. 423, Sec. 4; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-229 SAME; INDIVIDUAL WATER SUPPLIES- That Cross-connections between an individual water supply and a potable public supply shall not be made unless specifically approved by the Kansas State Department of Health and Environment. 

(Ord. 423, Sec. 5; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-230 SAME; CONNECTION TO BOILERS- That potable water connections to boilers shall be made through an airgap or provided with an approved backflow preventer. 

(Ord. 423, Sec. 6; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-231 SAME; PROHIBITED CONNECTIONS OF FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT- 

That connection to the potable water supply system for the following is prohibited unless protected against backflow in accordance with Sections 15-230 or as set out herein. 

(a) Bidets. 

(b) Operating, dissection, embalming, and mortuary tables or similar equipment: in such installation the hose used for water supply shall terminate at least 12 inches away from every point of the table or attachments. 

(c) Pumps for non-potable water, chemicals, or other substances: priming connections may be made only through an airgap. 

(d) Building drainage, sewer, or vent systems. 

(e) Commercial buildings of Industrial plants using a contaminating or pollution substance. 

(f) Any other fixture of similar hazard. 

(Ord. 423, Sec. 7; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-232 SAME; REFRIGERATING UNIT CONDENSERS AND COOLING JACKETS- That except when potable water provided for a refrigerator condenser or cooling jacket is entirely out of the piping or tank containing a toxic refrigerant, the inlet connection shall be provided with an approved check valve. Also adjacent to and at the outlet side of the check valve, an approved pressure relief valve set to relieve at 5 psi above the maximum water 15-13 

pressure at the point of installation shall be provided if the refrigeration units contain more than 20 pounds of refrigerants. 

(Ord. 423, Sec. 8; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-233 SAME; WATER OUTLETS- That potable water system shall be protected against backflow and back siphonage by providing and maintaining at each outlet: 

(a) Airgap. An airgap, as specified in Section 15-234 between the potable water outlet and the flood level rim of the fixture it supplies or between the outlet and any other source of contamination, or 

(b) Backflow Preventer. A device or means to prevent backflow. (Ord. 424, Sec. 9; Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015) 

15-234 SAME; MINIMUM REQUIRED AIRGAP- That the minimum airgap shall be determined as follows: 

(a) How Measured. The minimum required airgap shall be measured vertically from the lowest end of a potable water outlet to the flood rim or line of the fixture or receptacle into which it discharges. 

(b) Size. The minimum required airgap shall be twice the effective opening of a potable water outlet unless the outlet is a distance less than three times the effective opening away from a wall or similar vertical service, in which case the minimum required airgap shall be three times the effective opening of the outlet. In no case shall the minimum required airgap be less than shown in Table 1. 

TABLE 1—MINIMUM AIRGAPS FOR GENERALLY USED PLUMBING FIXTURES FIXTURE  WHEN NOT AFFECTED BY 

NEAR WALL (INCHES) 1 

WHEN AFFECTED BY 

NEAR WALL (INCHES) 2 

Lavatories and other fixtures with 

Effective openings not greater than 

½ inch diameter. 

1.0  1.5 
Sink, laundry trays, goose-neck bath 

Faucets and other fixtures with 

Effective openings not greater than 

¾ inch diameter. 

1.5  2.25 
Over rim bath fillers and other fixtures with effective openings not greater than ¾ inch diameter.  2.0  3.0 
Drinking water fountains-single orifice 7/16 (0.437) inch diameter or multiple orifices having a total area of 0.150 sq. inch (area of circle 7/16 inch diameter).  1.0  1.5