Chapter 13.17


13.17.010    Purpose.

13.17.020    Cross-connection prohibited.

13.17.030    Cross-connection control policies and procedures.

13.17.040    Cross-connection control testing.

13.17.050    Customer responsibilities – Inspections.

13.17.060    Violations – Penalties – Chapter 1.20 PTMC applicable.

13.17.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to protect the city water supply from contamination or pollution from potential cross-connections and assure that approved backflow devices are installed and tested annually when applicable for all new and existing connections subject to this chapter. (Ord. 3290 § 1 (Exh. A), 2022; Ord. 2579 § 1, 1997).

13.17.020 Cross-connection prohibited.

The installation or maintenance of any cross-connection which would endanger the water supply of the city is prohibited. Any such cross-connection without approved protection of the water system as now existing or hereafter installed is hereby declared unlawful and shall be abated as set forth in the adopted cross-connection program. (Ord. 3290 § 1 (Exh. A), 2022; Ord. 2579 § 1, 1997).

13.17.030 Cross-connection control policies and procedures.

The control or elimination of cross-connections shall be in accordance with WAC 246 290-490 et seq. as hereafter amended. 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 Water Works Association, 5th Edition, or any superseding edition and the city’s adopted cross-connection control program. (Ord. 3290 § 1 (Exh. A), 2022; Ord. 2579 § 1, 1997).

13.17.040 Cross-connection control testing.

The city may require new or existing customers to inspect and test for cross-connection control as required by state or federal law or pursuant to any compliance order. (Ord. 3290 § 1 (Exh. A), 2022; Ord. 2579 § 1, 1997).

13.17.050 Customer responsibilities – Inspections.

A. Customer Responsibility. Water service to any premises shall be contingent upon the customer providing cross-connection control in a manner approved by the city. Backflow devices required to be installed shall be a model approved by the Washington State Department of Health.

B. Inspections. Inspection and right of entry for cross-connection control purposes shall be governed by Chapter 13.11 PTMC. Water service may be terminated or refused to any premises for failure to allow necessary inspections or to protect the water system from danger. (Ord. 3290 § 1 (Exh. A), 2022; Ord. 2579 § 1, 1997).

13.17.060 Violations – Penalties – Chapter 1.20 PTMC applicable.

A. Director’s Authority. Whenever the public works director or his or her designee (“director”) determines that a condition exists in violation of this chapter or any standard required to be adhered to by this chapter, or in violation of any permit issued hereunder, he or she is authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

B. Chapter 1.20 PTMC Applicable. All violations of any provision of this chapter or incorporated standards, or of any permit or license issued hereunder, are declared nuisances and made subject to the administration and enforcement provisions of Chapter 1.20 PTMC, including any amendments, and including but not limited to abatement, criminal penalty, and civil penalty as set forth in Chapter 1.20 PTMC, which are incorporated by reference as if set forth herein. (Ord. 3290 § 1 (Exh. A), 2022).