Chapter 16.04


16.04.010    Reclaimed water service created.

16.04.020    Reclaimed water service area.

16.04.030    Definitions.

16.04.010 Reclaimed water service created.

There is created and established a reclaimed water service, under the sewer utility, for the city. The city council is authorized to make funds available by appropriation, borrowing, or by other means, in accordance with laws of the state, for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of the reclaimed water service. The purpose of the service shall be to supply reclaimed water from the satellite water reclamation plant for sale at a reduced water rate to users within the reclaimed water service area, as defined in Section 16.04.020. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1779-0211 § 1 (part), 2011)

16.04.020 Reclaimed water service area.

The city of Shelton’s reclaimed water service area shall be that geographic area within which it is feasible and practical to supply reclaimed water from the satellite plant, and within which the city’s reclaimed water facilities are located. Exhibit A, attached to the ordinance codified in this title, is a map of the reclaimed water service area developed by the director of public works and authorized through this title by the city council. The city council shall have the authority to revise the reclaimed water service area to reflect changes in conditions. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1779-0211 § 1 (part), 2011)

16.04.030 Definitions.

“Backflow” means the flow of reclaimed water or other liquids, mixtures, or other substances into the distribution pipes of a potable supply of water from any source other than its intended source.

“Backflow prevention device” means a device, assembly or means to prevent backflow into the potable water system, either by back-siphonage or backpressure.

“Cross-connection” means any physical arrangement whereby the public water supply system is connected, directly or indirectly, with any nonpotable or unapproved water supply system, sewer drain, conduit, pool, storage reservoir, plumbing fixture or other device which contains or may contain contaminated water, liquid, gases, sewage, or other waste of unknown or unsafe quality which may be capable of imparting contamination to the public water supply as a result of backflow.

“Customer” means any person or entity that uses any part of the city’s reclaimed water supply system.

“Irrigation” means watering by sprinkling or dripping through orifices at normal agronomic rates.

“Main” means reclaimed water line designed or used to serve more than one premises.

“Person” means any individual, firm, company, association, organization, society, corporation, or group.

“Potable water” means water that is not reclaimed water and that is supplied through the city’s municipal water system for human consumption.

“Reclaimed water” means reclaimed water produced by the satellite water reclamation plant that meets state Class A criteria established in the Water Reclamation and Reuse Standards, and the definition set forth in RCW 90.46.010(4).

“Reclaimed water facilities” includes all reclaimed water source and supply facilities, transmission pipelines, storage facilities, pumping plants, distribution mains and appurtenances.

“Service installation,” “service connection,” or “connection” means piping and fittings from the main to a property owner’s side of the reclaimed water meter assembly.

“User” means any person or entity that uses any part of the city’s reclaimed water supply system.

“Water Reclamation and Reuse Standards” means standards developed by the Washington Departments of Ecology and Health, dated September 1997, or subsequent revisions. (Ord. 1779-0211 § 1 (part), 2011)