Rules & Reg

RULES AND REGULATIONS

GENERAL

  1. These Rules and Regulations are a part of the contract of every Consumer, by taking of the water, agrees to be bound thereby.

APPLICATION FOR SERVICE CONNECTION

  1. Any property owner, or tenant, desiring the introduction of a service line from the Authoritys’ main line into his or her premises, or an extension of alteration to any of the existing service pipes and fixtures, must first make a written application on the form furnished by the Authority, stating fully the purpose for which the new service or extension is desired.
  2. The applicant must be signed by the owner of the premises or his duly authorized agent, or tenant, which application shall, together with the Rules and Regulations of the Authority, regulate and control the services of water to such premises.

APPLICATION FOR WATER SERVICE

4.  Any party, whether owner or tenant of the premises occupied, desiring a supply of water, must make a written application on the form furnished by the Authority, which must be properly approved by the Authority, or its duly authorized agent, before the water will be turned on.  The party making the application will be considered the Consumer, under this contract, and will be held responsible for all water bills and the proper observance of the Rules and Regulations of the Authority.

4a. ADDED MAY 14, 1992:  If the consumer is a tenant, the final responsibility will be that of the owner.

WRITTEN PERMIT FOR THE CONSUMER TO SUPPLY OTHERS

5.  No owner or tenant of any premises supplied with water by this Authority will be allowed to supply other persons or families, or other premises, except by written permit from the Authority. 

CROSS CONNECTIONS

6.  Water service not supplied by the Authority shall not be connected, or cross-connected with the Authority's’ facilities, except upon written permission of the Authority.

SERVICE LINES TO CURB

  1. Upon the approval of the application of any person for a supply of water, the Authority will tap the main line, insert a corporation cock, carry service pipe to the curb and install curb stop and service box just inside the curb or, in the absence of a curb, at limits of the road right-of-way, all of which shall be and remain the property of the Authority. The top of the curb box shall be exposed at all times, and it shall be the responsibility of the Consumer to keep said box exposed. If a change in elevation of the curb box, ground, sidewalk or the like is proposed, which will cover the curb box, the Consumer shall notify the Authority before such a change is made.
  2. Any temporary or emergency feature of the Authoritys’ service line, or change in the location of the Authoritys’ service line requested by the Consumer, shall be at the expense of the Consumer.

SERVICE LINES FROM CURB TO PREMISES

  1. The owner or applicant shall, at his own expense, dig and fill the trench and furnish and install the service line from the curb stop to the premises to be supplied. Consumers’ service line shall be the Type “K” soft copper to the meter and at a location approved by the Authority.
  2. Consumers’ service line shall not: (a) occupy the same trench with, or be placed within eighteen (18) inches of any sewer pipe or any facility of any other public utility; or (b) be placed within three (3) feet of any open excavation or vault; or (c) pass through any service line; or (d) be laid at a depth of less than three (3) feet below the surface of the ground, except when service passes under a drive where the depth shall not be less than 42 inches.

NOTICE WHEN SERVICE IS TO BE INSTALLED

11. Notice must be left at the office of the Authority, at least one day before any service is to be installed, stating the street and lot number or location, the name of the owner or tenant, and the exact time when the trench will be ready for making the connection.  The connection, at the meter, will be made only by the authorized representative of the Authority.

RESPONSIBILTY FOR CONDITION OF SERVICE LINE-CURB TO PREMISES

12. The service line from the curb to the premises shall be kept in good condition by the owner or applicant under penalty of discontinuance of service by the Authority. 

OPENING AND CLOSING OF VALVES AND STOP COCKS

13. Under no circumstances shall any person, not authorized by the Authority, open or close the stop cocks or valves in any public or private line.

TWO OR MORE CONSUMERS ON SAME SERVICE LINE—TAP REQUIRMENT

14. The Board made a motion that, from this date (December 16, 1976) each dwelling or commercial property must have a separate tap.

CONSUMERS ON SAME SERVICE

  1. When two or more Consumers are supplied through a single service, any violation of the Rules and Regulations of the Authority, by either or any of said Consumers, shall be deemed a violation as to all, and the Authority may take action as could be taken against a single Consumer, except that such action shall not be taken until the Authority rules the Consumer has been given reasonable opportunity to attach his pipes to a separately controlled service connection.

BILLS RENDERED

  1. The Authority will read its meters at scheduled regular intervals of one or more months, and will render standard bills for recorded use of service based upon the time interval between meter readings. Appropriately marked statements for the money amount of a Consumers’ average monthly bill, subject to revision of use, may be rendered for monthly intervals between meter readings. Payments of those will be allowed as a credit on the next standard bill rendered. (Billing will commence 30 days after the tap-in has been made). Adopted March 18, 1996.
  2. Bills for metered water service will be according to consumption indicated by the meter registration. In the absence of known reliable meter registration, due to failure of the meter to properly function or to other reasonable cause, then the bill will be according to estimated consumption on the basis of meter registration during similar preceding periods.

17a. ADDED March 13, 1987 Regular Meeting: Any property having two separate bills will continue to receive a second bill for the minimum even when the apartment is empty, due to the fact that the water cannot be turned on and off and a fee for turn-on cannot be charged.

17b. ADDED November 11, 1993 Regular Meeting: A minimum monthly charge will be assessed as soon as water service connection has been installed at the curb, whether or not water is actually used. If the monthly minimum is not paid for six months, consecutive or nonconsecutive, the owner shall either:

  1. Pay all back monies owed and continue to pay the monthly minimum or
  2. Relinquish ownership of the tap. The tap will revert back to the Authority, and to secure water service the owner must pay a new tap fee at the current tap fee rate.
  3. Notice of Default shall be given to the owner of record by Certified Mail and Regular Mail. If no response is made by the owner and received by the Authority within three weeks of the mailing of the Notices, the Board may declare the Tap Agreement terminated and thereafter a new tap fee must be paid to secure or restore service to the property.
    17c. ADDED TO RULES, SEPTMBER 18, 2000 Regular Meeting: If a tap is paid, and there is no dwelling due to fire, removal or other conditions making the dwelling unlivable, the customer will be removed from billing, but will retain ownership of tap for future use, after review by board.

BILLS DUE AND PAYABLE

  1. All metered service bills are due and payable at the office of the collecting agency so designated by the Authority. If bills for metered service are not paid within 15 days from date of bill, a 5% penalty will be added. The water may be shut off and the meter removed after due notice, until all bills are paid in full. (Bills are due and payable monthly).

A. CERTIFIED MAILING REVISION:
Delinquent customers will receive a certified letter advising them of the past due amount and the time and date of the scheduled shut-off. The customers account will be assessed all charges incurred in collecting full payment of this account. REVISED 2/18/02.

B. SHUT OFF PROCEDURES:
Customer’s water service shut off for nonpayment will not be reinstated until the next business day after the delinquent amount is paid in full.

The customer account will be charged a Delinquent Turn-Off Fee of $30 and Turn-On Fee of $30.00. ADDED APRIL 15, 1996.  (Amended 12-2007). 

C. ONE TIME ADJUSTMENT: ADDED TO RULES 8/20/2019
Upon request, the Authority will make a one-time adjustment to an account in these circumstances: The account’s previous twelve (12) months’ usage will be averaged to obtain an average use for that time period. This average use will be subtracted from the high use bill to determine the excess consumption. Excess consumption will be billed at the Authority’s cost for that water, plus 25% to cover the Authority’s other costs such as labor and overhead. This figure will be added to the average use to determine the account’s bill for that billing period. Each account will be eligible for this adjustment one time.

DELIVERY OF BILLS

  1. The Authority may mail or deliver the bills and notices to a Consumer at his address given in the application and service contract, and the Authority shall not be otherwise responsible for the delivery thereof. If payment of a bill for services is made by mail, for the purpose of determining the time of payment it shall be determined to have been made on the date shown by the postmark on the envelope in which the payment is enclosed.

INVESTIGATION OF BILLS OF DOUBTFUL ACCURACY

20. Any Consumer, upon receipt of a bill, having just reason to doubt its accuracy shall bring or mail the bill within ten days to the Authority for investigation.

OWNERSHIP OF METERS

21. The Authority will furnish and set meters and connections including inlet stop cock upon payment of Tap Charge with application for service. The meter and connections shall remain the property of the Authority and access to same for reading of the meter, inspection, testing, repairs and so forth, must be  permitted by the Consumer.

LOCATION OF METERS

  1. The Authority will determine the location for all meters. If the Authority decides that the meter is to be replaced within the building, the Consumer will provide, free of charge and expense to the Authority, an easily accessible place in the cellar, near the entrance of service pipes to cellar, a location for the meter; and a stop and waste cock on the outlet side of the meter; if the Authority decides that the meter is to be placed outside of the building, it must be placed in a approved meter box furnished by the Consumer, as per the specifications of the Authority. RE: Plan on meter box – Insert #1

REMOTE READERS

22a.    ADDED November 9, 1989 Regular Meeting:  The Authority acted to  make it mandatory that ALL customers have remote readers.
22b.    ADDED October 20, 2003 Regular Meeting:  Our System Operators must have reasonable access to meters and remotes for reading, repair or replacement. 
22c.    ADDED September 17, 2007 Regular Meeting:  System Operator must do a final inspection of meter and insure back flow preventer and pressure regulator are in place before a new customer obtains ownership of property and is in accordance with Rules and Regulations.

PROTECTION OF METER

  1. The Consumer will be held responsible for expense for damage to a meter through frost or his own negligence.

23a. ADDED October 20, 2003 Regular Meeting: It is the responsibility of the customer to keep the meter pit and cover in good repair and free of debris.

CONNECTIONS OR OUTLETS BETWEEN MAIN AND METER

24. No connections or outlets will be permitted on the service pipe or pipes supplying any premises, between the street main and the meter.  All water used must pass through the meter.

METER TESTS

  1. The Authority shall, upon the written request of a Consumer and if he so desires, in his presence or that of his authorized representative, make a test of the accuracy of his meter. If the meter so tested shall be found to be accurate within the limit herein specified, a fee determined from the schedule indicated below, shall be paid to the Authority by the Consumer requiring such a test; but if not so found, then the cost thereof shall be borne by the Authority. The amount of the fee shall be ten dollars ($10.00) for each water service meter having an outlet not exceeding one (1) inch; for other water service meters having an outlet not exceeding two (2) inches, the test the test shall be twenty ($20.00) per meter. The charge for request test of meters above two (2) inches shall be at the actual cost incurred by the Authority.
    1. If a meter is found to be fast at any test by more than four per cent (4%), an allowance of credit shall be made to the Consumer by the Authority, equal to all the excess charged the Consumer, figured back from the date of the test through the entire period of the current bill, unless it can be shown that the error is due to an accident or other cause, the exact date of which can be determined in which case it shall be figured back to such time.

RENT DEPOSITS (Amended 12-10-87) (9-2004) (11-2007)

  1. Deposits are required from all Consumers not owning the property. Deposits may be required in excess of the estimated gross bill for any single billing period plus one month (the maximum period not to exceed four months) with a minimum of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00).
  2. Deposits will not bear interest.
  3. A deposit shall not be considered payment on the account of a bill for water service during the time the Consumer is receiving water services.
  4. Upon discontinuance of water service to a Consumer, the Authority may apply the deposit amount of such Consumer to the payment of any unpaid bill for water services of such Consumer, and will return the un-applied balance of such deposit thereon to such Consumer.

DEFINITION OF CONSUMER

31. The party, either owner or tenant, contracting with the Authority for water service for one (1) family or business institutional unit on one premise owned or tenanted by the party.

PRIVATE FIRE PROTECION SERVICE (Revised 2/20/95)

32. A.  Such private fire protection services as may be afforded to a metered Consumer through his service line for general service will not be subject to private fire protection charges.  Private fire  protection service to a metered Consumer, provided in excess of the above, shall be through a separate line dedicated solely for such purpose.

    B.  An application shall be submitted to the Authority, on a form furnished by the Authority, for the purpose of requesting a special connection for fire protection service.  The application shall be accompanied by plans showing the proposed fire protection system.  No fire protection facilities involving the use of Authority water shall be installed or modified without prior approval by the Authority.

    C.  Hydraulic sizing of the fire protection facilities shall be the sole responsibility of the Consumer.
33. A.  A private fire protection service line with a shut off valve will be installed by the Authority, from the main to the curb or highway right-of-way line, at the expense of the Consumer, following approval of the signed application for private fire protection service.  Service through this line shall be exclusively limited to private fire protection service.

    B.  The Consumer shall be responsible for furnishing and installing the private fire protection connection facilities in accordance with these Rules and Regulations Governing the Furnishing of Water Service.  The required private fire protection connection facilities shall include, but not be limited to the following:

        (1).    Double detector check valve assembly, meeting or exceeding A.W.W.A. Standard C510, with two A. W. W.                     A. Standard C509 resilient seated gate valves.

        (2).    Sensus* bypass meter with a generator type remote system.   

        (3).    Double check valve, meeting A.W.W. A. Standard C510, with two ball valves on the bypass line.

        (4).    A water flow switch shall activate a local audible alarm. The alarm system shall be monitored 24 hours per day by a manned operator.

    C.  The double detector check valve assembly, bypass meter, and remote register shall be installed at locations acceptable to the Authority.

D.  The cost of furnishing, installing and maintaining the private fire protection facilities shall be the responsibility of the Consumer.

34. A.  Private fire protection service shall be subject to the flat rate charges established by the Authority for such service and shall be based upon the diameter of the fire protection service line.

    B.  No unit charge will be made for water used in extinguishing fires from an approved private fire protection system.

    C.  If prior notice is given to the Authority, no unit charge for the water used for normal testing of the system will be assessed to the Consumer.  The normal testing frequency shall not exceed one test per year.  Should more frequent testing or non-emergency operation of the private fire protection occur, the Authority reserves the right to charge the Consumer for the estimated quantity of water used.

    D.  The Authority reserves the right, when it is determined that water has been used from the private fire protection or other than normal testing of the system, to either:

        (1).    Cancel the service agreement and shut off the supply, or:

        (2).    Replace the detector check valve assembly with a full diameter fire meter and backflow preventer at the total expense of the Consumer.  Under this arrangement, the Consumer shall pay for all water used through the fire                  meter, in accordance with the regular schedule of charges for general water service.
  1. No connection or cross connection shall be made or permitted to exist with the Consumer’s private fire protection serve facilities and with any of the Authority’s other facilities, with the Consumer’s regular water service, or with any other source of water.
  2. Private fire hydrants shall not be located at the sidewalk or in any open path or easy access to the public, except with the written consent of the Authority.

PUBLIC FIRE PROTECION AND OTHER USE OF HYDRANTS

  1. Upon written instructions from the duly authorized officials of a municipality supplied by the Authority, the Authority shall at its’ own cost, install at the designated location, a public fire hydrant, together with a cast iron service pipe from the Authority’s street main to the hydrant, provided that the size of the existing street main and surrounding distribution system and the available pressure in said street main are, in the judgment of the Authority, sufficient to provide proper service at the fire hydrant under normal and ordinary conditions.
  2. All public fire hydrants will be maintained by the Authority at its own expense, provided that any expense for repairs caused by carelessness or negligence of the employees of the municipality or the members of the fire or any other department thereof shall be paid for by said municipality.
  3. The use of public fire hydrants, (except as provided in Rule 41), shall be restricted to the taking of water for the extinguishing of fires, except that a permit will be issued by the Authority, without charge, for a quarterly test of fire hose or other apparatus or a drill of each fire company, but the use of water for such purpose shall be limited to a period of one half hour.
  4. No public fire hydrant shall be used for sprinkling of streets, flushing sewers or gutters, showering streets, filling of swimming pools, contractors or builders purposes, or for any other than fire purposes, except with the written approval of the Authority. The Authority’s approval of the use of water from fire hydrants for such purposes will not be granted except where such use is deemed necessary by the Authority, and other means of obtaining water are not available. Any permit so granted shall be revocable at the discretion of the Authority.
  5. Upon written instructions for the duly authorized officials of a municipality supplied by the Authority directing a change in the location of the public fire hydrant, the Authority will make such change at the expense of the municipality.
  6. Upon request of the duly authorized officials of any municipality, the Authority will make inspections at convenient times and at reasonable intervals to determine the condition of the hydrants, such inspections to be made by the Fire Chief or other duly authorized representatives of the municipality.

DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE

  1. Service may be discontinued by the Authority after five days notice to the Consumer for any one of the following reasons:
    (a). use of water service by a Consumer, or with his consent, for any purpose or at any location or property other than those or that described in the application.
    (b). failure of a Consumer to maintain and repair his Consumers’ service line.
    (c). waste of water by a Consumer or with his consent.
    (d). failure of a Consumer to pay a bill for water service within thirty (30) days after the due date thereof.
    (e). a vacancy of the premises.
    (f). violation by a Consumer, or with his consent, of any of these Rules and Regulations.

TURNING ON WATER AFTER DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE
(Amended 12/14-91) (Amended 12-17-07)

  1. The actual cost but not less than thirty dollars ($30.00) payable in
    advance, will be made for turning on water for restoration of service after discontinuance of water service for any reason specified in the preceding rule with the exception to TURN-ONS FOR DELIQUENT ACCOUNTS, OFF FOR NON-PAYMENT. THE FEE IS THEN ($30.00 OFF, $30.00 ON).

DISCONTINUANCE NOTICE

  1. A Consumer desiring the discontinuance of water service shall give written notice to the office of the Authority.

EMERGENCY DISCONTINUANCE

46. The Authority may, without notice if any emergency reasonably requires          it, discontinue water service in order to make any necessary repairs or             connections, or to meet any other emergency, however, the Authority will            give notice of any discontinuance of service if it is reasonably possible to            do so.

LIMITATION OF LIABLITY

  1. The Authority shall not be liable for any damage or injury to any person or property caused by the discontinuance of water service for any of the reasons enumerated in Rule 43 for the purpose of making necessary repairs or connections to maintain the Consumers’ service line, or caused by water escaping from Consumers’ service or pressure for any cause beyond the control of the Authority. The Authority shall be under no liability for damage or injury by fire to any person or property caused by the total or partial failure of water service or pressure for any cause whether within or beyond the control of the Authority.

GENERAL

  1. Any authorized employee of the Authority, upon presentation of credentials, shall have access at all reasonable hours to any premises supplied with water service for the purpose of reading meters, making inspections or repairs, or securing such information as the Authority may deem necessary for the proper and efficient conduct of its business.
  2. No agent or employee of the Authority shall have authority to bind it by any promise, agreement or representation not provided for in these Rules and Regulations, unless such authority is given in writing, signed by its manager.

WATER LINE EXTENSIONS (Added 11-1992)

50. GENERAL: The extension of water lines from the utility system of the Authority shall be in accordance with the following rules and regulations.  All extensions shall be connected to main water lines owned by the Authority, unless otherwise approved.

A. WHEN EXTENSION IS REQUIRED: A water line extension shall be required by the Authority in all or any one of the following instances:

a. For the furnishing of water service to an individual premises whose property line does not abut a main water line installed in a public or private right of way and owned by the Authority.
b. For the furnishing of water service to a group of individual premises whose property lines do not abut main water lines installed in public or private right of way and owned by the Authority.
c. For the furnishing of water service to a group of premises located within the limits of a recorded plan of lots where the developer of the plan is desirous of obtaining such service for the lots.
d. For the furnishing of public or private fire service to a municipality or a private individual, firm or corporation or others requesting such service where rights of way, or where existing Authority-owned lines are not capable of producing the requested fire flows.
e. For the furnishing of a requested quantity of water service for a premises or group of premises which is beyond the capability of the existing Authority system in the area where service is required.
f. Such other similar instances.

B.  LIMIT OF EXTENSION:  The extension of a water line shall include 

the entire quantity of pipeline and appurtenant facilities required to conduct the supply of water from the end of the existing distribution system of the Authority to and across the entire frontage of the last property for which the owner has requested water service.

Where an individual premise for which service is requested is situated on land  having extensive frontage on the public right of way beyond the premises, the limit of the required extension shall be based on the minimum frontage required     for a buildable lot as set forth in the zoning code of municipality in which the property is located.

C.  APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION:  A written application must be submitted to the Authority for the purpose of requesting approval of a water line extension and water service therefrom, said application to be accomplished by plans showing the proposed location of said extension and other pertinent conditions, said application to be signed by the owner or owners, to be subject to  the terms and conditions as are hereinafter set forth and included herein, and to the execution of an agreement, which application, together with the Rules and   Regulations of the Authority shall regulate and control the installation of water line extensions and the furnishing of water service therefrom.

The application shall be accompanied by accurate plans showing the proposed location of the extensions, the layout of the streets and roads, the layout of  existing and proposed plans of lots, and other pertinent data, such plans to be in  sufficient detail to permit the Authority to review and approve the plans.

Applicants for water line extensions shall be furnished a preliminary estimate of   extension cost.  At the time the estimate is furnished, the applicant will be   requested to enter into a Preliminary Engineering Deposit Agreement which will  cover the conditions under which the extension will be prosecuted.  At the time     the agreement is executed, the applicant shall be required to deposit five percent  of the preliminary estimate cost to cover all preliminary expenses incurred by the  Authority in prosecuting the extension.

D.  EXTENSION PROCEDURE:  Al extensions of water lines will be  prosecuted by the Authority, the person or persons requesting the extension to be   responsible for the payment of the total cost.

Water line extension required to serve residential, commercial, industrial or lot   plan developments shall be designed by the Authority and shall be comply with   the following conditions:

a. All extensions shall be located on dedicated streets or on rights of way dedicated for public use. Where required rights of way are not recorded, the Authority shall be provided with a written right of way suitable for recording.
b. All extensions shall be designed in such manner as will permit future extensions thereof with rights of way dedicated therefore whenever applicable.
c. All water lines shall be constructed in complete accordance with the Authority’s standards and specifications
d. The owner shall post with the Authority under written agreement, an amount sufficient to pay for the water line extension. The Authority shall, pursuant to State statute, bid said work in the name of the Authority and award the contract for installation to the lowest responsible bidder. The Authority reserves the rights to require and request a predetermination as to qualifications of any contractor requesting to bid for said work, and to require evidence by same of any prior experience in work of a similar nature. Upon receipt of bids, the owner shall have the right to reject same; however, said rejection will result in readvertising by the Authority. The Authority does not warrant nor guarantee its’ cost estimates as defined herein and the owner is responsible for actual costs regarding said extensions as are defined herein.
e. The Contractor shall be required to provide the Authority with certificates of performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the work construction cost.
f. The Contractor shall provide the Authority with certificates of insurance in the amount specified by the Authority.
g. All work shall be inspected on a full-time basis by the Authority’s representative, the owner to be responsible for the payment of all inspection costs.
h. The owner shall be responsible for all Authority costs incurred in connecting to existing Authority facilities.
i. Prior to acceptance of completed facilities, the Contractor shall furnish the Authority with a two-year contract maintenance bond in the full amount of the completed work.

  1. E. RESPONSIBILTY FOR COST: The entire cost of the requested extension, including fire hydrants and other appurtenances shall be borne by the person or persons requesting service, the Authority to be subject at no cost. The Authority will be subject to payment of such refunds as are agreed in writing. The Cost of a water main extension or installation shall include the following:

a. The cost of all design and/or plan review.
b. The cost of water lines at least six (6) inches and not more than eight (8) inches in size. The minimum size shall be eight (8) inches in all locations where the line will serve as a main line and/or is necessary for proper future expansion and development of the system.
c. The cost of connections to the existing main lines, including all costs incurred by the Authority.
d. The cost of all valves, valve boxes, fittings, fire hydrants and all related work, including the testing of the extension.
e. The cost of all land and rights of way.
f. The cost of all inspection.
g. The cost of all governmental permits and inspection.
h. All legal and administrative and overhead costs.

The actual cost of items a, f and h, as set forth above, shall be paid by the person or persons requesting the extension.  These costs shall not be less than seventeen  percent of the construction cost.
  1. F. PAYMENT OF COST: The owner shall deposit with the Authority, prior to the execution of any work, a sum of money sufficient to pay all the estimated costs of the extension, as determined in accordance with the procedures set forth herein, the deposit to be made upon the execution of an agreement between the Authority and the owner. However, the Authority will prepare plans and specifications and will receive bids for the work upon the deposit of five percent of the estimate of total costs of the project as set forth earlier herein.
  2. G. AGREEMENT: The owner shall enter into an agreement with the Authority, prior to the execution of any work, the agreement to contain such pertinent conditions as the following:

a. The cost of all work to be borne by the owner.
b. The materials and workmanship to be in accordance with the Specifications of the Authority.
c. The highways, streets, alleys and lanes in which the extension is to be located must be dedicated to public use, the lines and grades thereof established and the rough grading completed. Where a line is located in a private right of way, said right of way shall be dedicated for utility use.
d. The ownership title to all installations to be conveyed to and vested in the Authority.
e. The Authority to have the right to make further extensions beyond or laterally from the extensions, such extensions not to be considered as connections subject to any refund.
f. The payment of refunds to the applicant for additional new customers connected to the extension to be subject to such conditions as set forth in the agreement, and to limiting number of years for the payment of refunds. No refunds are to be made unless monies are received from other consumers for the privilege of obtaining service from the extension.
g. Such other related requirements.

  1. H. INSTALLATION SPECIFICATIONS: All water lines shall be installed in accordance with the detailed specifications of the Authority, some of the pertinent requirements being as follows:

a. The pipe shall be cement-lined ductile iron with push-on joint ends, all in accordance with the applicable specifications of the American National Standards Institute and of eh class required for the pressure conditions in the area and the installation conditions. Fittings shall be cast iron with mechanical joint ends and shall be suitable for the 250-pound working pressure. The service lines two (2) inches in size and smaller shall be made of first quality, soft copper tubing, Type K, in accordance with Federal Specifications WWT-779, and the corporation cocks, curb stops and curb boxes shall be of the manufacture as approved by the Authority.
b. The valves shall be in accordance with the Specifications of the American Water Works Association and of the same manufacture as the majority of the valves on the remainder of the comprehensive system, unless otherwise approved.
c. The fire hydrants shall be in accordance with the Specifications of the American Water Works Association and of the same manufacturer as the majority of the fire hydrants on the remainder of the comprehensive system, unless otherwise approved.
d. All water lines shall be laid with a minimum depth of cover of four (4) feet, properly bedded, backfilled, blocked, subjected to a hydrostatic test for leakage and subject to such other requirements.
e. All connections to existing mains shall be completed by the Authority at the cost of the applicant.
f. All extensions shall be subjected to a hydrostatic test and shall be disinfected in accordance with A.W.W.A. Specification C601—Standard for Disinfecting Water Lines.

AMENDMENT TO RULES: May 12, 1994
50. H.g. All service lines and service line connections shall be installed generally as shown on the Typical Service Line Connection Drawing, drawing number 2-1-629-2-1: and Outside Meter Installation Drawing, drawing number 2-1-629-3-1. The referenced drawings are hereby made a part of, and are included at the end of these Rules and Regulations.
50. H.h. For all new service connections, an approved backflow preventer and thermal expansion device shall be installed. For residential customers with a 1” diameter or smaller service connection, the backflow preventer shall be a Watts Series 7 Dual Check Valve Backflow Preventer, or equivalent. The thermal expansion device shall be a Watts Governor 80, an expansion tank, or other approved device.

For non-residential customers and all customers with a service larger than 1” diameter, the customer shall submit, for the Authority’s review and approval, the type of backflow preventer and thermal expansion device which the customer plans to use.
  1. MOBILE HOME PARKS (AMENDMENT ADDED 1-7-93) Each mobile home, whether located on owned or leased property, shall be served through separate service connection, a separate service line and through a separate meter, except where physical conditions render impractical the installation of separate service facilities and meters as determined by the Authority. The charge for water service in all cases where more than one premises is served through one meter or a meter installation (a meter installation being defined as an installation including two or more meters placed at one or more locations for the purpose of serving one or more premises in a building or a related group of buildings, in a facility or related group of facilities, in an area or a related group of areas, and in such other properties, more than on e meter generally being provided to allow flexibility of operation, to furnish adequate capacity, to permit more accurate measurement of water, due to the physical layout of the property, and for such other reasons) shall be determined as follows:

a. The average use of water for each billing period for each premises shall be equal to the total number of gallons of water registered by the meter or meter installation, divided by the number of premises. The customer or customers shall notify the Authority promptly regarding any change in the number of premises, the number at any time always being subject to determination by the Authority. The potential number of premises in any building or group of buildings and charges therefore are subject to determination by the Authority prior to original approval by the Authority to furnish water services, and are subject to determination subsequent to any alterations, additions or changes in the building or group of buildings.
b. The average use of water for each premises, as determined under the foregoing item, shall provide the basis for billing, and the amount of the charge for each premises shall be computed on the basis of a 5/8 inch meter installation, as set forth in the Rate Schedule Governing Water Service: the minimum charge for a 5/8 inch meter to apply and the total charge for each premises to be the charges for all water use in accordance with individual service, the charge for each premises will be based on the larger meters.
c. The total charge for the water service shall be equal to the average charge for each premises multiplied by the number of premises, determined as previously set forth; and the total charge shall be submitted to the customer or customers as the proper charge for water service furnished to the type of building and/or buildings included hereunder.
d. This regulation shall apply regardless of whether a business may be owned by a customer also receiving household water service through the same meter, or the two or more premises are located in one building or in different buildings, the ownership of the property or business not being significant.
e. Should the owner desire that the Authority conduct business directly with the tenant of each premises, he must first provide means of controlling the supply and housing of the meter of billing and collecting the water charges therefore. The property owner shall be secondarily liable on all tenant billings.