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Town of Schodack, NY
Rensselaer County
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When reference is made to incorporate any statutes, codes, specifications or manuals of practice, said reference shall be to the latest additions thereof.
The design, material and construction methods shall conform to the applicable sections of the current editions and subsequent revisions of the following documents. These documents may be reviewed in the Town Hall.
A. 
Recommended Standards for Water Works, Great Lakes — Upper Mississippi River Board of State Public Health and Environmental Managers.
B. 
Rural Water Supply, New York State Department of Health.
C. 
Part 75-B, New York State Department of Health, 10 NYCRR.
D. 
Subpart 5-1 of State Sanitary Code, New York State Department of Health, 10 NYCRR.
E. 
AWWA Standards, American Water Works Association.
F. 
Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, Insurance Services Offices.
A. 
Definitions. Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meanings of terms used in this chapter shall be as follows:
APPLICANT
Any individual, firm, company, association, builder, developer, society, person, group or municipality having title to real property located in the Town of Schodack and applying for a permit or currently connected to a waterworks system in Schodack under this chapter.
CAPITAL COSTS
Those fixed costs which must yearly be borne by the district in making annual payments on indebtedness, which shall include land acquisition, required reserves for repairs or replacement and any other cost which is fixed, recurring and not includable in operation and maintenance.
COMMERCIAL SERVICE
Any service for nonresidential buildings for which the usage is not predominately industrial.
CURB BOX
Pipe located over the curb stop which extends from the curb stop to ground level and provides access for the operation of the curb stop at ground level.
CURB STOP
Shut-off valve on the service line normally located at the property line.
DEPARTMENT
A department or departments which the Town Board shall designate.
DISTRICT
Any regularly established water district governed by the Town of Schodack, New York.
DISTRICT BOUNDARIES
The physical boundaries of districts or improvements as currently established, newly formed or as may be extended from time to time as duly enacted by law.
ENGINEER
The professional engineer retained in connection with the waterworks or the town engineer, as designated by the Town Board.
INDUSTRIAL SERVICE
Any service for which the water use is predominantly industrial.
METERED USAGE
The amount of water passing through the water meter.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS
Those variable charges which the district each year incurs for the maintenance of the waterworks. This charge shall include all those costs authorized by the State of New York and is to be yearly computed by the Town Board.
PERMIT
A license issued by the town, allowing and/or authorizing work to be done under this chapter by any plumber, contractor or excavator, builder, developer, applicant or any other person, firm or corporation.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, builder, developer, corporation or group.
(1) 
The edge of a public water right-of-way in those instances where the water service connects to the public water line not located in a street right-of-way; and
(2) 
The applicant's property line in those instances where the water service connects to a public water main located in the street right-of-way.
PUBLIC WATER MAIN
A water main to which all applicants of abutting properties have equal rights and which is controlled by public authority.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE
Any service for which the water usage is for domestic nature only.
SERVICE LINE
That portion of pipe located between the water main and the applicant's water meter.
WATERWORKS
All facilities for distributing, pumping, holding or storing, treating and obtaining water.
TOWN
The Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, New York.
TOWN BOARD
The duly elected Town Board of the Town of Schodack or its authorized agent or representative.
B. 
Word usage. "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
No statement contained in this chapter shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the authorized representative of the State of New York, the Rensselaer County Department of Health or other applicable rules and regulations.