Chapter 13.10


13.10.010    Definitions.

13.10.020    Purpose.

13.10.030    Administration and enforcement.

13.10.040    Inspection of premises.

13.10.050    Design standards.

13.10.060    Backflow prevention devices.

13.10.010 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter:

A. “Consumer” means an individual dwelling unit or individual business which receives water through an individual meter or master meter.

B. “Council” means the town council of the town of Eatonville.

C. “Mains” means water lines designed or used to serve more than one premises.

D. “Person,” “customer,” “owner” and “occupant” means and includes natural persons of either sex, associations, copartnerships and corporations whether acting individually or by a servant, agent or employee; the singular number shall be held to include the plural and the masculine pronoun to include the feminine.

E. “Premises” means a continuous tract of land, building or group of adjacent buildings under a single control with respect to use of water and responsibility for payment therefor. Subdivisions of such use or responsibility shall constitute a division into separate premises as herein defined.

F. “Standard specifications” means the specifications set forth in the current volume of Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge, and Municipal Construction prepared and distributed jointly by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and by the Washington State Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the current “Standards” of the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

G. “Superintendent” means the person duly appointed by the mayor of the town as the superintendent of the water department and is in responsible charge of all day-to-day activities.

H. “Town” means the town of Eatonville, Washington, or as indicated by the context, may mean the water department, water superintendent, clerk-treasurers, engineer or other employee or agent representing the town in the discharge of his duties.

I. “Town engineer” means the professional engineer regularly employed or retained by the town.

J. “Residential water service” means domestic water service (including lawn and garden sprinkling) provided to a residential living unit.

K. “Commercial water service” means water service provided to premises utilized for business or industrial purposes. (Ord. 90-12 § 1, 1990).

13.10.020 Purpose.

A. The purpose of this chapter is to protect the water supply of the town from contamination or pollution from potential cross-connections.

B. The installation or maintenance of any cross-connections which would endanger the water supply of the town is prohibited. Any such cross-connection now existing or hereafter installed is declared unlawful and shall be abated immediately. (Ord. 90-12 § 2, 1990).

13.10.030 Administration and enforcement.

The superintendent is charged with the administration and enforcement of this chapter. Water service to any premises served by the town water system may be discontinued for any violation or abridgement of the provisions of this chapter after due notice thereof. (Ord. 90-12 § 3, 1990).

13.10.040 Inspection of premises.

Authorized employees of the water department, properly identified, shall have free access at reasonable hours of the day, to all premises served by the town water system for the purpose of ascertaining conformity to this chapter. (Ord. 90-12 § 4, 1990).

13.10.050 Design standards.

Design standards shall be adopted from time to time by the council upon the recommendation of the water superintendent and the town engineer and three copies of the same shall be maintained on file at the office of the town clerk. (Ord. 90-12 § 5, 1990).

13.10.060 Backflow prevention devices.

A. The council may require the installation of backflow prevention devices on any premises being serviced by the water system when in the judgment of the council, acting upon the advice and recommendation of the town engineer, the nature and extent of activities on the premises or materials stored on the premises would present an immediate and dangerous hazard to health should a cross-connection occur. The cost of such devices and the installation thereof shall be borne by the owner of the premises affected. The control or elimination of cross-connections shall be in accordance with the Cross Connection Control Regulation in Washington State (Rules and Regulations of the State Board of Health Regarding Public Water Supplies, WAC 248-54-285). The policies, procedures, and criteria for determining appropriate levels of protection shall be in accordance with the Accepted Procedure and Practice in Cross-Connection Control Manual – Pacific Northwest Section – American Waterworks Association, Fourth Edition, or any superseding edition.

B. Water service to any premises shall be contingent upon the customer providing cross-connection control in a manner approved by the town.

C. Backflow devices required to be installed shall be a model acceptable to the Washington State Department of Health. (Ord. 90-12 § 6, 1990).