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ORDINANCE NO. 1-11-1979-B

 

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING CROSS CONNECTIONS WITH THE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, A CONNECTION OR ARRANGEMENT OF PIPING OR APPURTENANCES THROUGH WHICH WATER OF QUESTIONABLE QUALITY, WASTES OR OTHER CONTAMINANTS CAN ENTER THE PUBLIC SUPPLY SYSTEM.

 

Be it ordained by the Village of Nashville, State of Michigan:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Village of Nashville adopts by reference the water supply cross connection rules of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality being R 325.11401 to R 325.11407 of the Michigan Administrative Code.

 

SECTION 2.  That it shall be the duty of the Nashville water department to cause inspection to be made of all properties served by the public water supply where cross connections with the public water supply is deemed possible.  The frequency of inspections and reinspections based on potential health hazards involved shall be as established by the Nashville water department and as approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

 

SECTION 3.  That the representative of the Nashville water department shall have the right to enter at any reasonable time any property served by a connection to the public water supply system of the Village of Nashville for the purpose of inspecting the piping system or systems thereof for cross connections.  On request the owner, lessees or occupants of any property so served shall furnish to the inspection agency any pertinent information regarding the piping system or systems on such property.  The refusal of such information or refusal of access, when requested, shall be deemed evidence of the presence of cross connections.

 

SECTION 4.  That the Nashville water department is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue water service after reasonable notice to any property wherein any connection in violation of this ordinance exists, and to take such other precautionary measures deemed necessary to eliminate any danger of contamination of the public water supply system.  Water service to such property shall not be restored until the cross connection(s) has been eliminated in compliance with the  provisions of this ordinance.

 

SECTION 5. That all testable back flow prevention devices shall be tested initially upon installation to be sure that the device is working properly.  Subsequent testing of devices shall be conducted at a time interval specified by the Nashville Water Department and in accordance with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requirements.  Only individuals approved by the Nashville Water Department shall be qualified to perform such testing.  That individual (s) shall certify the results of his/her testing.

 

SECTION 6.  That the potable water supply made available on the properties served by the public water supply shall be protected from possible contamination as specified by this ordinance and by the state and/or local  plumbing code.  Any water outlet which could be used for potable or domestic purposes and which is not supplied by the potable water system must be labeled in a conspicuous manner as:    WATER UNSAFE FOR DRINKING.

 

SECTION 7.  That this ordinance does not supersede the state  and/or plumbing code but is supplementary to them.

       

SECTION 8.  That any person or customer found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this ordinance, or any written order of the Nashville water department, in pursuance thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $300 for each violation.  Each day upon which a violation of the provisions of this act shall occur shall be deemed a separate and additional violation for the purpose of this ordinance.

 

SECTION 9.  All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed insofar as the conflicting portions thereof are concerned.

 

SECTION 10.  This ordinance shall be published in full in the Maple Valley News, a newspaper of general circulation in the Village Nashville, promptly after its adoption, and shall be recorded in the Ordinance book of the Village and such recording authenticated by the signatures of the Village President and Village Clerk.

 

SECTION 11.  This ordinance is hereby determined by the Village Council to be immediately necessary for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of the Village and is, therefor, declared to have immediate effect.

 

PASSED and adopted by the Village of Nashville, Michigan, on this 22nd day of March, 2001.

 

Carroll Wolff, Village President

 

ATTEST:

 

Cathy Lentz, Village Clerk

 

Yeas: Pash, Dunham, White, Wheeler, Kellogg, Wolff

 

Nays: None

 

Absent:  Beachnau