Town of Schodack, NY
Rensselaer County
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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 office of the Town Planning Board.
A. 
Recommended Standards for Water Treatment 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.
D. 
AWWA Standards, American Water Works Association.
E. 
Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, Insurance Services Offices.
A. 
Public water systems.
(1) 
Sites within or adjacent to an existing or proposed future water district as shown on the Official Map or within 1,000 feet of public water mains shall be served by a public water system.
(2) 
The applicant shall pay for the cost of extending the water district and facilities to connect to the existing system.
(3) 
The extension of facilities can be waived in specific instances where economic hardship and suitable alternative methods of water supply can be demonstrated.
(4) 
Dry water mains shall be provided for all major subdivisions unless waived by the Planning Board.
B. 
Community water system.
(1) 
Community water systems shall be provided for all sites serving 50 or more housing units.
(2) 
Water systems shall be designed in accordance with the Recommended Standards for Water Works.
(3) 
A minimum of two wells or other water supply sources shall be provided.
(4) 
Provisions shall be made for emergency power supply.
C. 
Fire protection.
(1) 
Fire protection shall be provided for major subdivisions of 20 or more lots, sites with water flows greater than 10,000 gallons per day and sites served by public water supply.
(2) 
Fire protection shall be in accordance with the recommendations of the Insurance Service Offices of New York State.
(3) 
Fire ponds and dry fire hydrants will be considered as alternative methods of fire protection where economic and technical hardships can be demonstrated.
D. 
Dry water mains. Dry water mains with valves and tees for future hydrants shall be installed in all subdivisions greater than 19 lots and on sites with daily flows of greater than 10,000 gallons per day when community or public water supply is not being provided.
E. 
Existing systems. The adequacy of existing water supply systems shall be verified prior to any expansion of site facilities or changes in use.
F. 
Treatment and disinfection.
(1) 
Water shall be treated as required to achieve New York State Department of Health Part 5, Drinking Water Standards and Recommendations.
(2) 
Equipment shall be provided for the chlorination of all public and community water supplies.
G. 
Water mains.
(1) 
The minimum diameter of water mains shall be eight inches.
(2) 
Larger mains shall be installed at the applicant's expense if shown on the Official Map.
(3) 
Dead-end water mains will not be allowed except as approved in special circumstances.
H. 
Hydrants and valves.
(1) 
The maximum hydrant spacing shall be 500 feet.
(2) 
The maximum valve spacing shall be 800 feet.
(3) 
Valves shall be provided at all pipe intersections.
(4) 
A hydrant shall be provided at dead ends and high points and low points for flushing.
I. 
Services. Corporation, three-fourths-inch or larger diameter service line, curb box, water meter and approved backflow prevention device shall be provided.
J. 
Flow and pressure.
(1) 
The minimum service flow shall be adequate for peak demand.
(2) 
The minimum domestic pressure shall be 40 pounds per square inch at peak domestic demand.
(3) 
The minimum residential fire flow shall be 500 gallons per minute at 20 pounds per square inch residual pressure for a two-hour duration.
(4) 
The minimum nonresidential fire flow shall be in accordance with Insurance Service Office recommendations.
(5) 
Pressure-reducing valves and booster pumps shall be provided when required.
K. 
Storage.
(1) 
The minimum gravity storage shall be one-day maximum demand plus the required fire storage.
(2) 
For the minimum hydropneumatic storage, see Recommended Standards for Water Works.
L. 
Wells.
(1) 
Where public or community water systems are not feasible, individual wells may be considered.
(2) 
Individual wells shall be designed and constructed in accordance with Rensselaer County Health Department requirements and the New York State Rural Water Supply Handbook. The minimum yield shall be five gallons per minute unless waived.
(3) 
Test wells, pump tests and hydrogeologic studies shall be performed in accordance with Recommended Standards for All Community Water Systems for Water Works.
(4) 
The installation of test wells, hydrogeologic studies and pump tests may be required for major subdivisions and for sites with daily flow requirements of greater than 10,000 gallons per day.
(5) 
Water quality tests beyond the typical parameters listed in the New York State Sanitary Code, Part 5, Drinking Water Supplies, may be required in areas where groundwater is suspect.
M. 
Ownership, operation and maintenance.
(1) 
It shall be the general policy of the town to require that all community water systems be owned and operated by an approved public entity such as the town or the Rensselaer County Water and Sewer Authority. The town reserves the right of first refusal on ownership and the right to acquire such systems for a nominal sum [$1]. The town may choose not to accept community water systems at its discretion. In any event, the applicant must make provisions to own and operate the system during the one-year waiting period for acceptance, as discussed in § 188-30, Acceptance of improvements.
(2) 
For community water systems, complete ownership, operation and maintenance plans shall be submitted, including:
(a) 
The owners of the system and any community agreement documents.
(b) 
Financial and performance guaranties.
(c) 
The system operator.
(d) 
Provisions for service and maintenance.
(e) 
As-built drawings.
(f) 
Equipment lists.
(g) 
Instruction manuals.
(h) 
Spare parts.
(i) 
Regulatory and reporting requirements.
(j) 
Emergency plans.
(k) 
Operation and replacement cost estimates.
A. 
Water mains shall be as follows:
(1) 
Ductile iron pipe, double cement lined and seal coated: AWWA C151 and C104.
(2) 
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), when approved: AWWA C900.
B. 
Fittings shall be ductile iron, AWWA C110 or C153.
C. 
Joints shall be as follows:
(1) 
Cast-iron mechanical: AWWA C111.
(2) 
Cast-iron push on: AWWA C111.
D. 
Hydrants shall be five-inch, with two two-and-one-half-inch hose nozzles and one four-and-one-half-inch steamer nozzle, six-inch hub connection, open left, AWWA C502, Kennedy Guardian.
E. 
Gate valves shall be cast-iron gate valve, bronze-mounted resilient wedge, AWWA C509.
F. 
Services shall be polyethylene tubing, ASTM D-1599, NSF- approved copper tubing Type K, ASTM B88.
G. 
Curb stops shall be Mueller H-1502-2 or equal.
H. 
Valve boxes shall be cast-iron, telescopic pattern, Mueller 410314 or equal.
I. 
Corporation stops shall be Mueller H-15000 or equal.
J. 
Saddles (required for PVC pipe) shall be brass, McDonald 3801 or equal.
K. 
Water meters shall be Neptune Trident 10 or equal.
L. 
Pressure-reducing valves shall be Ross Valve or Watts Regulator PVIO or equal.
M. 
Backflow prevention valves shall be New York State Department of Health approved, Mueller or equal.
A. 
Stakeout. Wells and water systems shall be staked out prior to construction.
B. 
Pipe installation.
(1) 
Water main shall be installed to line and grade. Pipe and services shall be installed at a minimum depth of five feet below grade.
(2) 
Thrust restraint shall be installed at bends and intersections.
(3) 
Warning tape shall be installed 12 inches above the pipe. Metallic warning tape shall be used above nonmetallic pipe.
(4) 
PVC pipe shall be installed in accordance with UNI-BELL Handbook of PVC Pipe: Design and Construction.
C. 
Testing.
(1) 
Pipe shall be disinfected and tested in accordance with American Water Works Association standards.
(2) 
Mechanical systems shall be tested to ensure proper operation within the design parameters prior to placing in service.