Ordinance No. 2001-2[defunct] CROSS CONNECTION ORDINANCE

Bear Lake Village Ordinance No. 2001-2
Cross Connection Ordinance:Village of Bear Lake


Replaced by CROSS CONNECTION ORDINANCE 2012-1 
Village of Bear Lake, Manistee, Michigan

{ Prior Ordinance Language provided as reference only: An ordinance regulating cross connections with the public water supply system, i.e., a connection or arrangement of piping or appurtenances through which water of questionable quality, wastes or other contaminants can enter the public water supply system.

Be it ordained by the Village of Bear Lake, State of Michigan:

Section 1.
That the village adopts by reference the Water Supply Cross Connection Rules of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality being R325.11401 to R 325.11407 of the Michigan Administrative Code.

Section 2.
That it is the duty of the Bear Lake Water Department to cause inspections to be made of all properties served by the public water supply where cross connections with the public water supply is possible. The frequency of inspections and reinspections based on potential health hazards involved is as established by the Village of Bear Lake and as approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Section 3.
That the representative of the Village of Bear Lake has the right to enter at a reasonable time any property served by a connection to the public water supply system of the Village of Bear Lake for the purpose of inspecting the piping system or systems thereof for cross connections. On request, the owner, lessees, or occupants of a property so served furnish to the inspection agency any pertinent information regarding the piping system or systems on the property. The refusal of information or refusal of access, when requested, is evidence of the presence of cross connection.

Section 4.
That the Village of Bear Lake may discontinue water service after reasonable notice to a property wherein a connection in violation of this ordinance exists, and to take the precautionary measures considered necessary to eliminate danger of contamination of the public water supply system. Water service to the property shall not be restored until the cross connection (s) has been eliminated in compliance with the provisions of this ordinance.

Section 5.
That all testable backflow prevention devices are tested initially upon installation to be sure that the device is working properly. Subsequent testing of devices is conducted at a time interval specified by the Village of Bear Lake and in accordance with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requirements. Only individuals approved by the Village of Bear Lake are qualified to perform such testing. That individual (s) will certify the results of his or her testing.

Section 6.
That the potable water supply made available on the properties served by the public water supply is protected from possible contamination as specified by this ordinance and by the state and Bear Lake Township plumbing code. Any water outlet which could be used for potable or domestic purposes and which is not supplied by the potable system must be labeled in a conspicuous manner as:

Water Unsafe For Drinking

Section 7.
That this ordinance does not supersede the state plumbing code and Bear Lake Township plumbing ordinance, but is supplementary to them.

Section 8.
That a person or customer found guilty of violating the provisions of this ordinance or the written orders of the Village of Bear Lake, is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each violation. Each day upon which a violation of the provisions of this act shall occur is a separate and additional violation for the purpose of this ordinance.

Yeas: 6
 Nays:0
Ordinance Declared Adopted April 11, 2001.
Glenn Moore, Village President. Joanne Schroeder, Village Clerk.

Bear Lake Village Ordinance No. 2001-2
Cross Connection Ordinance:Village of Bear Lake


Replaced by CROSS CONNECTION ORDINANCE 2012-1 
Village of Bear Lake, Manistee, Michigan

{ Prior Ordinance Language provided as reference only}

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