Chapter 12.04


12.04.010    Service required.

12.04.020    Water line extension required.

12.04.030    Looping required.

12.04.040    Minimum size and material standards.

12.04.050    Design approval and adjustment.

12.04.060    Replacement of wooden mains.

12.04.010 Service required.

All new lots and development shall be served by a public water supply line maintained by the city of Yakima, Nob Hill Water Company, or other water purveyor, and located adjacent to the lot or development site. The water line shall be capable of providing sufficient flow and pressure to satisfy the fire flow and domestic service requirements of the proposed lots and development as approved by the city engineer in cooperation with the code administration manager and water irrigation division manager. (Ord. 2001-13 § 20, 2001: Ord. 98-64 § 1 (part), 1998).

12.04.020 Water line extension required.

Water lines shall be extended to the point where the adjoining property owner’s responsibility for further extension begins. This typically requires extension across the street or easement frontage of the developing property. In some cases it will require dedication of an easement and a line extension across the property or extension along two or more sides of the developing property. Extensions will be consistent with and implement the city’s adopted water comprehensive plan. (Ord. 98-64 § 1 (part), 1998).

12.04.030 Looping required.

All water lines shall be looped. Temporary dead-end water lines may be permitted based upon an agreement between the developer and the city with provisions for timely completion of looping. (Ord. 98-64 § 1 (part), 1998).

12.04.040 Minimum size and material standards.

New water lines in the city of Yakima water system shall be constructed of Class 52 ductile iron and shall be a minimum of eight inches in diameter. Improvements and additions to the Nob Hill Water Company system shall conform to the requirements of Nob Hill Water Company. (Ord. 98-64 § 1 (part), 1998).

12.04.050 Design approval and adjustment.

The design of water lines and appurtenances is subject to approval by the city engineer. The city engineer may, in cooperation with the water/irrigation division manager in his/her discretion, adjust these standards as necessary to facilitate installation of water lines and appurtenances. (Ord. 2001-13 § 21, 2001: Ord. 98-64 § 1 (part), 1998).

12.04.060 Replacement of wooden mains.

(1)    When development or construction activities cause an existing wooden water main to be covered by impervious surfacing, or to be exposed for other construction activities, the wooden main shall be replaced.

(2)    When replacement of existing wooden water mains is required, the replacement material shall be PVC pipe, class 200, or cement lined ductile iron pipe, class 50.

(3)    The replacement pipe shall be the same diameter as the existing pipe.

(4)    The City shall supply the pipe and fittings. The developer shall excavate and install the replacement pipe. The city shall supply the labor to connect the replacement pipe to the existing system.

(5)    The replacement main may be relocated in compliance with the water/irrigation division standards and requirements as approved by the city engineer.

(6)    When existing irrigation water mains are available to a site development or redevelopment, the irrigation mains should be extended to serve the development. (Ord. 2001-13 § 22, 2001).