City of Newburgh, NY
Orange County
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As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCEPTABLE BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE
An acceptable air gap, reduced-pressure-zone device or double-check-valve assembly as used to contain potential contamination within a facility. These devices shall be on the latest approved list of the New York State Department of Health as being acceptable for containment control in New York State.
CITY
The City of Newburgh, New York.
CONSUMER
The party of a premises contracting for service to a premises, the owner or the legally appointed agent of an owner of premises connected with the distribution system.
CONTAINMENT
Cross-connection control which isolates the consumer's entire facility from the City's water supply system so as to provide the protection necessary to prevent contamination of the City's water supply system in the event of backflow from the consumer's facility.
CONTAMINATION
The presence in water of a substance that tends to degrade its quality, whether resulting from a hazardous, aesthetically objectionable or nonhazardous facility.
CROSS-CONNECTION
A physical connection through which a supply of potable water could be contaminated or polluted or a connection between a supervised supply of unknown potability.
DEGREE OF HAZARD
The classification of a facility as hazardous, aesthetically objectionable or nonhazardous in accordance with the following:
A. 
A facility in which substances may be present which, if introduced into the City's water supply system, would or may endanger or have an adverse effect on the health of other water consumers. The City's water supply shall be protected from possible contamination from the facility by means of an acceptable air gap or a reduced-pressure-zone device.
B. 
A facility in which substances are present which, if introduced into the City's water supply system, could be a nuisance to other water consumers but would not adversely affect human health. The City's water supply system shall be protected from potential contamination from the facility by means of an acceptable air gap, reduced-pressure-zone device or double-check-valve assembly.
C. 
A facility which does not necessarily require the installation of an acceptable air-gap, reduced-pressure-zone device or double-check-valve assembly but will require the installation of other types of devices to prevent backflow such as dual-check backflow preventers to be used in conjunction with internal plumbing control.
DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
The water system of the City of Newburgh, including the source, treatment works, pumping stations, transmission mains, distribution system and storage facilities serving the public.
FIRE SERVICE LINE
The piping laid from a water main, including the connection to the water main for the purpose of conveying water for fire protection from the water main into a building and shall include the gate valve with gate box.
HOUSE PIPING
All plumbing, including pipe, fixtures and other devices on the house side of the official water meter of the service line.
INTERCONNECTION
A physical connection between two or more supervised water supply systems.
LICENSED PLUMBER
A plumber licensed by the City of Newburgh.
OFFICIAL WATER METER
A meter designated by the Superintendent as being the water meter used to register the water consumption, and shall include the remote receptacle attached thereto, complete with wiring.
OUTSIDE CONSUMER
A consumer who utilizes water supplied by the City to an improvement outside the City limits.
OWNER
Any individual or individuals, partnership or corporation or any similar type of business organization, whether for profit or otherwise, in whose name title to a building stands.
[Added 6-18-2012 by Ord. No. 4-2012]
PLUMBING CONTROL
Prevention and elimination of cross-connections within the consumer's water system by enforcement of Building and Plumbing Codes.[1]
SERVICE LINE
The piping laid from a water main other than a fire service line, including the connection to the main for the purpose of conveying water from the City water distribution system into a building or property, to and including the official water meter, and shall include the gate valve with gate box or corporation stop and curb stop with curb box.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent of the Water Department of the City of Newburgh or his duly authorized representative.
WATER DEPARTMENT
The Water Department of the City of Newburgh and all employees thereof.
WATER MAIN
The water pipe laid in a street, right-of-way, easement or other public ground and forming part of the water distribution system of the City.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 122, Building Construction, and Ch. 230, Plumbing.
The Superintendent is authorized and empowered to investigate and inspect any and all conduits, mains, valves, plant buildings, other structures, machinery, appliances and all other equipment used in conjunction with the delivery and disposal of sewage, water, gas or electricity and to make any and all tests in connection with such investigation and inspection which may be deemed advisable to ascertain the condition thereof.
The Superintendent is authorized and empowered to issue and enforce such orders for removal, replacement or repair for any of the items specified in § 293-2, as deemed proper for the best interest of the City and for the protection of property and preservation of the safety, health and general welfare of the inhabitants thereof.
The Superintendent, upon giving notice thereof, is authorized and empowered to enter upon any property or building for the purpose of conducting the investigation and inspection provided for in § 293-2.
No person shall, in any manner, interfere with the Superintendent in the performance of the powers conferred by this chapter or shall prevent or interfere in the inspection, examination, investigation or test as provided in § 293-2.
The Superintendent shall notify, in writing, the City Assessor and the customer whenever a water meter is installed.
No person shall attach a water meter to or detach one from the municipal water system or in any way adjust, alter, change or in any other way interfere with any water meter or water supposed to pass through any water meter attached to a water service pipe, unless with the approval of the Superintendent.
[Amended 6-18-2012 by Ord. No. 4-2012]
A. 
The owner of any house, building, or property used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, commercial or other purpose, situated within the City, is required, at such owner's expense, to install waterline facilities and connect such facilities directly to the City's water supply and distribution system in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
No person shall use or take water from the municipal water system without permission from the Superintendent. New building operations which require water must make the necessary connections to the water system and install meters before drawing any water.
No service pipe from the main to the curb shall be covered until it has been inspected and approved by the Superintendent.
The management of the Water Department shall be vested in an employee, to be known as the "Superintendent of the Water Department," who shall be appointed by the City Manager. Whenever this chapter confers some power or authority upon the Superintendent, the Superintendent may delegate that power or authority to another employee or employees of the Water Department.
All services and premises connected with the distribution system must be metered.