Village of Argyle, WI
Lafayette County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Argyle 12-7-2005 as Title 9, Ch. 1, of the 2005 Village Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 190.
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 339.
Sewers — See Ch. 512.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 568.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 700.
Zoning — See Ch. 715.
Article I Rates
Article II Rules and Regulations
A. 
For public fire protection service to the Village of Argyle, the annual charge shall be $55,707 to cover the use of mains and hydrants up to and including the terminal hydrant and connection on each main existing for the 2001 test year.
B. 
For all extensions of fire protection service, there shall be an additional annual charge of $580 per hydrant added to the system in excess of 76 hydrants.
C. 
This service shall include the use of hydrants for fire protection service only and such quantities of water as may be demanded for the purposes of extinguishing fires within the municipal boundary only. This service shall also include water used for testing equipment and training personnel. For all other purposes, the metered or other rates set forth or as may be filed with the Public Service Commission shall apply.
D. 
The annual public fire protection charge shall never be less than the base amount.
A. 
Monthly service charge.
Meter Size
Monthly Charge
5/8-inch
$6
3/4-inch
$6
1-inch
$10.50
1 1/4-inch
$16.50
1 1/2-inch
$16.50
2-inch
$30
3-inch
$51
4-inch
$60
6-inch
$99
8-inch
$150
B. 
Plus volume charge (monthly).
(1) 
First 8,000 gallons used each month: $2.55 per 1,000 gallons.
(2) 
Next 25,000 gallons used each month: $2.16 per 1,000 gallons.
(3) 
Over 33,000 gallons used each month: $1.46 per 1,000 gallons.
C. 
Billing. Bills for water service are rendered monthly and become due and payable upon issuance following the period for which service is rendered. A late payment charge of 3% but not less than $0.50 will be added to bills not paid within 20 days of issuance. This one-time three-percent late payment charge will be applied to the total unpaid balance for Utility service, including unpaid late payment charges. This late payment charge is applicable to all customers. The Utility customer may be given a written notice that the bill is overdue no sooner than 20 days after the bill is issued, and unless payment or satisfactory arrangement for payment is made within the next 10 days, service may be disconnected pursuant to Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
D. 
Combined metering.
(1) 
Volumetric meter readings will be combined for billing if the Utility, for its own convenience, places more than one meter on a single water service lateral. Multiple meters placed for the purpose of identifying water not discharged into the sanitary sewer are not considered "for Utility convenience" and shall not be combined for billing. Meter readings from individually metered separate service laterals shall not be combined for billing purposes.
(2) 
Buildings used in the same business, located on the same parcel and served by a single lateral may have the customer's water supply piping installed to a central point so that volume can be metered in one place.
Water customers residing outside the corporate limits of the Village of Argyle shall be billed at the regular rates for service (Schedule Mg-1) plus a twenty-five-percent surcharge.
A. 
Rate. Where the Utility cannot immediately install its water meter, service may be supplied temporarily on an unmetered basis. Such service shall be billed at the rate of $13.64 per monthly billing period. This rate shall be applied only to single-family residential and small commercial customers and approximates the cost of 3,000 gallons of water per billing period under Mg-1. If it is determined by the Utility that usage is in excess of 3,000 gallons per monthly billing period, an additional charge per Schedule Mg-1 will be made for the estimated additional usage.
B. 
Billing. Same as Schedule Mg-1.
A. 
Water service supplied to municipal buildings, schools, sewer treatment plants, etc., shall be metered and the regular metered service rates applied.
B. 
Water used on an intermittent basis for flushing service, street sprinkling, flooding skating rinks, drinking fountains, etc., shall be metered where meters can be set to measure the service. Where it is impossible to measure the service, the Utility shall estimate the volume of water used based on the pressure, size of opening and period of time water is allowed to be drawn. The estimated quantity used shall be billed at the rate of $1.46 per 1,000 gallons.
During Normal Business Hours
After Normal Business Hours
Reinstallation of meter, including valving at curb stop
$25
$35
Valve turned on at curb stop
$20
$30
NOTE: No charge for disconnection.
A. 
For single-family and small commercial buildings, apply the unmetered rate, Schedule Ug-1.
B. 
For large commercial, industrial, or multiple apartment buildings, a temporary metered installation shall be made and general, metered rates (Schedule Mg-1) applied.
Seasonal customers* shall be served at the general service rate (Schedule Mg-1), except that each customer served under this rate shall pay an annual seasonal service charge equal to 12 times the monthly service charge. Water used in any billing period shall be billed at the applicable volume schedule in Mg-l and the charge made to the annual seasonal service charge. Further, if service has been disconnected, a charge under Schedule R-1 is applied at the time of reconnection. (*Seasonal customers are general service customers whose use of water is normally for recurring periods of less than a year.)
A. 
All bulk water supplied from the water system through hydrants or other connection shall be metered or, at the direction of the Utility, estimated. Utility personnel or Utility-approved party shall supervise the delivery of water.
B. 
Bulk water sales are:
(1) 
Water supplied to tank trucks or from a hydrant for the purpose of extinguishing fires outside the Utility's immediate service area;
(2) 
Water supplied by tank truck or from a hydrant for purposes other than extinguishing fires, such as irrigation or the filling of swimming pools; or
(3) 
Water supplied from hydrants or other temporary connections for general service type applications. (Water supplied for construction purposes — see Schedule Mz-1.)
C. 
A charge for the volume of water used will be billed to the party using the water at $2.55 per 1,000 gallons. A service charge, in addition to the volumetric charge, will be $20.
D. 
A deposit for the meter and/or valve will be required. The deposit collected shall be $35 and will be refunded upon return of the Utility's equipment. Damaged or lost equipment will be repaired or replaced at the customer's expense.
A. 
Use. This service shall consist of unmetered connections to the main for the purpose of supplying water to private fire protection systems such as automatic sprinkler systems, standpipes, (where same are connected permanently or continuously to the mains) and private hydrants.
B. 
Charges. Monthly demand charges for private fire protection service:
Size of Connection
Monthly Charge
2-inch
$9
3-inch
$17
4-inch
$28
6-inch
$56
8-inch
$90
10-inch
$135
12-inch
$195
C. 
Billing. Same provisions as for general service.
A. 
Subdivision developers shall be responsible, where the main extension has been approved by the Utility, for the water service lateral installation costs from the main through the curb stop and box.
B. 
When the cost of a Utility main extension is to be collected through assessment by the municipality, the actual average water lateral installation costs from the main through the curb stop and box shall be included in the assessment of the appropriate properties.
C. 
The initial water lateral, not installed as part of a subdivision development or an assessable utility extension, will be installed from the main through the curb stop and box by the Utility, for which the actual cost will be made.
All persons now receiving a water supply from the Village of Argyle Water Utility or who may hereafter make application therefor shall be considered as having agreed to be bound by the rules and regulations as filed with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
A. 
Application for water service shall be made in writing on a form furnished by the Water Utility. The application will contain the legal description of the property to be served, name of the owner, the exact use to be made of the service, and the size of the supply pipe and meter desired. (Note particularly any special refrigeration and/or air-conditioning water-consuming appliances.)
B. 
Service will be furnished only if:
(1) 
Premises have a frontage on a properly platted street or public strip in which a cast iron or other long-life water main has been laid, or where the property owner has agreed to and complied with the provisions of the Utility's filed main extension rule;
(2) 
The property owner has installed or agrees to install a service pipe from the curbline to the point of use and laid not less than six feet below the surface of an established or proposed grade and according to Utility's specification; and
(3) 
Premises have adequate piping beyond metering point.
C. 
The owner of a multiunit dwelling has the option of being served by individual metered water service to each unit. The owner, by selecting this option, is required to provide interior plumbing and meter settings to enable individual metered service to each unit and individual disconnection without affecting service to the other units. Each meter and meter connection will be a separate Water Utility customer for the purpose of the filed rules and regulations.
D. 
No division of the water service of any lot or parcel of land shall be made for the extension and independent meterage of the supply to an adjoining lot or parcel of land. No division of a water supply service shall be made at the curb for separate supplies therefrom for two or more separate premises having frontage on any street or public service strip, whether owned by the same or different parties.
E. 
The Utility may withhold approval of any application wherein full information of the purpose of such supply is not clearly indicated and set forth by the applicant property owner.
A. 
The minimum service contract period shall be one year unless otherwise specified by special contract or in the applicable rate schedule. Where the Utility service has been disconnected at the customer's request prior to expiration of his minimum contract period, a reconnection charge shall be made, payable in advance, when the customer requests reconnection of service. (See Schedule R-1 for applicable rate.) The minimum contract period is renewed with each reconnection.
B. 
A reconnection charge shall also be required from consumers whose services are disconnected (shut off at curb stop) because of nonpayment of bills when due (not including disconnection for failure to comply with deposit or guarantee rules). (See Schedule R-1 for applicable rate.)
C. 
A consumer shall be considered as the same consumer, provided the reconnection is requested for the same location by any member of the same family or, if a place of business, by any partner or employee of the same business.
An applicant for temporary water supply on a metered basis shall make and maintain a monetary deposit for each meter installed as security for payment for use of water and for such other charges which may arise from the use of the supply. A charge shall be made for setting the valve and furnishing and setting the meter.
A. 
When water is requested for construction purposes, or for filling tanks or other such uses, an application therefor shall be made to the Utility, in writing, upon applications provided for that purpose in the Utility's office, giving a statement of the amount of construction work to be done or the size of the tank to be filled, etc. Payment for the water for construction shall be made in advance at the scheduled rates. The service pipe must be installed inside the building from where the water must be drawn. No connection with the service pipe at the curb shall be made without special permission from the Utility.
B. 
In no case will any employee of the Utility turn on water for construction work unless the contractor first presents a permit. Upon completion of the construction work, the contractor must return the original permit to the Utility, together with a statement of the actual amount of construction work performed.
C. 
Consumers shall not allow contractors, masons or other persons to take water from their premises without first showing a permit from the Department. Any consumer failing to comply with this provision will have water service discontinued.
A. 
In cases where no other supply is available, permission may be granted by the Utility to use a hydrant. No hydrant shall be used until it is equipped with a sprinkling valve. In no case shall any valve be moved except by a member of the Utility.
B. 
Before a valve is set, payment must be made for its setting and for the water to be used at the scheduled rates. Where applicable, see Schedule H-1 for deposits and charges. Upon completing use of the hydrant, the customer must notify the Utility to that effect.
C. 
In the use of a hydrant supply, the hydrant valve will be set at the proper opening by the Utility when the sprinkling valve is set, and the flow of water must be regulated by means of the sprinkling valve. If the water is to be used through iron pipe connections, all such pipe installations shall have the swing joint to facilitate quick disconnection from the fire hydrant.
Any person who shall, without authority of the Utility, allow contractors, masons or other unauthorized persons to take water from his premises, operate any valve connected with the street or supply mains, or open any fire hydrant connected with the distribution system, except for the purpose of extinguishing fire, or who shall wantonly damage or impair the same, shall be subject to a fine as provided by municipal ordinances. Permits for the use of hydrants apply only to such hydrants as are designated for the specific use.
All moneys deposited as security for payment of charges arising from the use of temporary water supply on a metered basis,or for the return of a sprinkling valve wheel or reducer, if the water is used on an unmetered basis, will be refunded to the depositor on the termination of the use of water, the payment of all charges levied against the depositor, and the return of the wheel and reducer.
A. 
No water service shall be laid through any trench having cinders, rubbish, rock or gravel fill, or any other material which may cause injury to or disintegration of the service pipe, unless adequate means of protection are provided by sand filling or such other insulation as may be approved by the Utility. Service pipes passing through curb or retaining walls shall be adequately safeguarded by provision of a channel space or pipe casing not less than twice the diameter of the service connection. The space between the service pipe and channel or pipe casing shall be filled and lightly caulked with an oakum, mastic cement, or other resilient material and made impervious to moisture.
B. 
In backfilling the pipe trench, the service pipe must be protected against injury by carefully hand tamping the ground filling free from hard lumps, rocks, stones or other injurious material around and at least six inches over the pipe.
C. 
All water supplies shall be of undiminished size from the street main in to the point of meter placement. Beyond the meter outlet valve, the piping shall be sized and proportioned to provide, on all floors, at all times, an equitable distribution of water supply for the greatest probable number of fixtures or appliances operating simultaneously.
A. 
Where the original service piping is installed for a new metered customer, where existing service piping is changed for the customer's convenience, or where a new meter is installed for an existing unmetered customer, the owner of the premises at his expense shall provide a suitable location and the proper connections for the meter. The Water Utility should be consulted as to the type and size of meter setting. Where it is possible to set meters in the basement or other suitable place within the building, a short nipple shall be inserted after the stop and waste cock, then a union, and then another nipple and coupling of the proper length. The nipple attached to the union and coupling shall be cut to a standard length provided by the plans of the Utility (it may require a horizontal run of 18 inches in such pipe line), which may later be removed for the insertion of the meter into the supply line.
B. 
No permit will be given to change from metered to flat rate service.
The water cannot be turned on for a consumer except by a duly authorized employee of the Utility. When a plumber has completed a job, he must leave the water turned off. This does not prevent the plumber from testing the work.
A. 
Where the Utility is unable to read a meter after two successive attempts, the fact will be plainly indicated on the bill, and either an estimated bill will be computed or the minimum charge applied. The difference shall be adjusted when the meter is again read, that is, the bill for the succeeding quarter will be computed with the gallons or cubic feet in each block of the rate schedule doubled and credit will be given on that bill for the amount of the minimum bill paid the preceding month. Only in unusual cases or when approval is obtained from the customer shall more than three consecutive estimated bills be rendered where bills are rendered monthly, and there shall be not more than two consecutive estimated bills where the billing period is two months or more.
B. 
If the meter is damaged (see § 655-37, Surreptitious use of water) or fails to operate, the bill will be based on the average use during the past year unless there is some reason why the use is not normal. If the average use cannot be properly employed, the bill will be estimated by some equitable method.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
The consumer shall protect the curb stop box in the terrace and shall keep the same free from dirt and other obstructions. The Utility shall not be liable for failure to locate the curb stop box and shut off the water in case of a leak on the consumer's premises.
Meters will be furnished and placed by the Utility and are not to be disconnected or tampered with by the consumer. All meters shall be so located that they shall be protected from obstructions and permit ready access thereto for reading, inspection and servicing, such location to be designated or approved by the Utility. All piping within the building must be supplied by the consumer. Where additional meters are desired by the consumer, he shall pay for all piping and an additional amount sufficient to cover the cost of maintenance and depreciation. Where applicable, see Schedule D-1 for rate.
A. 
Meters will be repaired by the Water Department, and the cost of such repairs caused by ordinary wear and tear will be borne by the Utility.
B. 
Repair of any damage to a meter resulting from the carelessness of the owner of the premises, his agent or tenant, or from the negligence of any one of them to properly secure and protect same, including any damage that may result from allowing a water meter to become frozen or to be injured from the presence of hot water or steam in the meter, shall be paid for by the consumer or the owner of the premises.
A. 
Where the property owner requests that a larger service lateral be installed to replace an existing smaller diameter pipe, an allowance of $15 will be made as a deduction in the cost, providing the new service is to be installed in the same ditch as the existing service pipe.
B. 
The service pipe from the main to and through the curb stop will be maintained and kept in repair and, when worn out, replaced at the expense of the Utility. The property owner shall maintain the service pipe from the curb stop to the point of use.
C. 
If a consumer fails to repair a leaking or broken service pipe from curb to point of metering or use within such time as may appear reasonable to the Utility after notification has been served on the consumer by the Utility, the water will be shut off and will not be turned on again until the repairs have been completed.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
During reasonable hours any officer or authorized employee of the Utility shall have the right of access to the premises supplied with service for the purpose of inspection or for the enforcement of the Utility's rules and regulations. Whenever appropriate, the Utility will make a systematic inspection of all unmetered water taps for the purpose of checking waste and unnecessary use of water.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
An amount owed by the customer may be levied as a tax as provided in § 66.0809, Wis. Stats.
A. 
When the Utility has reasonable evidence that a consumer is obtaining his supply of water, in whole or in part, by means of devices or methods used to stop or interfere with the proper metering of the utility service being delivered to his equipment, the Utility reserves the right to estimate and present immediately a bill for service unmetered as a result of such interference, and such bill shall be payable subject to a 24 hours' disconnection of service. When the Utility shall have disconnected the consumer for any such reason, the Utility will reconnect the consumer upon the following conditions:
(1) 
The consumer will be required to deposit with the Utility an amount sufficient to guarantee the payment of the consumer's bills for Utility service to the Utility.
(2) 
The consumer will be required to pay the Utility for any and all damages to its equipment on the consumer's premises due to such stoppage or interference with its metering.
(3) 
The consumer must further agree to comply with reasonable requirements to protect the Utility against further losses.
B. 
Sections 98.26 and 943.20, Wis. Stats., relating to water service, are hereby adopted and made a part of these rules.
When premises are to be vacated, the Utility shall be notified in writing at once, so that it may remove the meter and shut off the supply at the curb cock. The owner of the premises shall be liable to prosecution for any damage to the property of the Water Department by reason of failure to notify the Utility of vacancy.
The Utility reserves the right to shut off the water in the mains temporarily to make repairs, alterations or additions to the plant or system. When the circumstances will permit sufficient delay, the company will give notification, by newspaper publication or otherwise, of the discontinuance of the supply. No rebate will be allowed to consumers for such temporary suspension of supply.
It shall be the duty of the Utility to see that all open ditches for water mains, hydrants and service pipes are properly guarded to prevent accident to any person or vehicle, and at night there shall be displayed amber signal light in such manner as will, so far as possible, ensure the safety of the public.
Contractors must ascertain for themselves the existence and location of all service pipes. Where they are removed, cut or damaged in the construction of a sewer, the contractors must at their own expense cause them to be replaced or repaired at once. Contractors must not shut off the water service pipes from any consumer for a period exceeding six hours.
A. 
Protective devices in general. The owner or occupant of every premises receiving water supply shall apply and maintain suitable means of protection of the premises supply and all appliances thereof against damage arising in any manner from the use of the water supply, variation of water pressure, or any interruption of water supply. Particularly, such owner or occupant must protect water-cooled compressors for refrigeration systems by means of high-pressure safety cutout devices. There shall likewise be provided means for the prevention of the transmission of water ram or noise of operation of any valve or appliance through the piping of their own or adjacent premises.
B. 
Relief valves. On all "closed systems" (i.e., systems having a check valve, pressure regulator, or reducing valve, water filter or softener) an effective pressure relief valve shall be installed either in the top tapping or the upper side tapping of the hot water tank, or on the hot water distributing pipe connection at the tank. A one-half-inch drain pipe shall be connected to the relief valve for discharge on the floor or into a sink or open drain through an air gap. No stop valve shall be placed between the hot water tank and the relief valve or on the drain pipe. (See applicable Village plumbing codes.)
C. 
Air chambers. An air chamber or approved shock absorber shall be installed at the terminus of each riser, fixture branch or hydraulic elevator main for the prevention of undue water hammer. The air chamber shall have a diameter not less than that of the pipe it serves and a length not less than 15 diameters of said supply pipe. Where possible, the air chamber should be provided at its base with a valve and rain cock for water drainage and replenishment of air.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide for a program for protecting the public water system from contamination due to back flow of contaminants through the water service connection into the public water system as required by Chs. NR 811 and SPS 382, Wis. Adm. Code.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CROSS-CONNECTION
Any physical connection or arrangement between two otherwise separate systems, one of which contains potable water from the Village water system and the other water from a private source, water of unknown or questionable safety, or steam, gases or chemicals, whereby there may be a flow from one system to the other, the direction of flow depending on the pressure differential between the two systems.
C. 
Cross-connections prohibited. No person, firm or corporation shall establish or permit to be established or maintain or permit to be maintained any cross-connection. No interconnection shall be established whereby potable water from a private, auxiliary or emergency water supply other than the regular public water supply of the Village may enter the supply or distribution system of said municipality, unless such private, auxiliary or emergency water supply and the method of connection and use of such supply shall have been approved by the Water Utility and by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in accordance with § NR 811.25(3), Wis. Adm. Code.
D. 
Inspections. It shall be the duty of the Water Utility to cause inspections to be made of all properties served by the public water system where cross-connections with the public water system is deemed possible. The frequency of inspections and reinspections based on potential health hazards involved shall be as established by the Water Utility and as approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
E. 
Right to inspect. Upon presentation of credentials, the representative of the Water Utility shall have the right to request entry at any reasonable time to examine any property served by a connection to the public water system of the Village for cross-connections. If entry is refused, such representative shall obtain a special inspection warrant under § 66.0119, Wis. Stats. On request, the owner, lessee or occupant of any property so served shall furnish to the inspection agency any pertinent information regarding the piping system or systems on such property.
F. 
Discontinuation of service. The Water Utility is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue water service to any property wherein any connection in violation of this section exists, and to take such other precautionary measures deemed necessary to eliminate any danger of contamination of the public water system. Water service shall be discontinued only after reasonable notice and opportunity for hearing under Ch. 68, Wis. Stats., except as provided in Subsection F. Water service to such property shall not be restored until the cross-connection(s) has been eliminated in compliance with the provisions of this section. If it is determined by the Water Utility that a cross-connection or an emergency endangers public health, safety or welfare and requires immediate action, and a written finding to that effect is filed with the Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Argyle and delivered to the customer's premises, service may be immediately discontinued. The customer shall have the opportunity for hearing under Ch. 68, Wis. Stats., within 10 days of such emergency discontinuance.
G. 
Immediate discontinuation. If it is determined by the Water Utility that a cross-connection or an emergency endangers public health, safety or welfare and requires immediate action, and a written finding to that effect is filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer and delivered to the customer's premises, service may be immediately discontinued. The customer shall have an opportunity for hearing under Ch. 68, Wis. Stats., within 10 days of such emergency discontinuance.
H. 
State codes adopted. The Village adopts by reference the State Plumbing Code of Wisconsin, being Chs. SPS 381 to 387, Wis. Adm. Code.
I. 
Section not to supersede other ordinances. This section does not supersede the State Plumbing Code and any Village plumbing ordinances but is supplementary to them.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to prevent contamination of groundwater and to protect public health, safety and welfare by assuring that unused, unsafe or noncomplying wells or wells which may be illegally cross-connected to the municipal water system are properly abandoned.
B. 
Applicability. This section applies to all wells located on any premises served by the Village of Argyle Water Utility.
C. 
Definitions. The following definitions shall be applicable in this section:
MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM
A system for the provision to the public of piped water for human consumption, when such system has at least 15 service connections or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents, owned or operated by a city, village, county, town, town sanitary district, utility district or public institution, or a privately owned water utility serving any of the above.
NONCOMPLYING
A well or pump installation which does not comply with the provisions of Ch. NR 812, Wis. Adm. Code, in effect at the time the well was constructed, a contamination source was installed, the pump was installed, or work was done on either the well or pump installation.
PUMP INSTALLATION
The pump and related equipment used for withdrawing water from a well, including the discharge piping, the underground connections, pitless adapters, pressure tanks, pits, sampling faucets and well seals or caps.
UNSAFE
A well or pump installation which produces water which is bacteriologically contaminated or contaminated with substances in exceedance of the standards of Ch. NR 109 or 140, Wis. Adm. Code, or for which a health advisory has been issued by the Department of Natural Resources.
UNUSED
A well or pump installation which is not in use or does not have a functional pumping system.
WELL
An excavation or opening into the ground made by digging, boring, drilling, driving or other methods for the purpose of obtaining groundwater for consumption or other use.
WELL ABANDONMENT
The filling and sealing of a well according to the provisions of Ch. NR 812, Wis. Adm. Code.
D. 
Abandonment required. All private wells located on any premises which are served by the public water system of the Village shall be properly filled. Only those wells for which a well operation permit has been granted by the Clerk-Treasurer may be exempted from this requirement, subject to conditions of maintenance and operation.
E. 
Well operation permit. The Clerk-Treasurer may grant a permit to a private well owner to operate a well for a period not to exceed 60 months, providing the conditions of this section are met. An owner may request renewal of a well operation permit by submitting information verifying that the conditions of this section are met. The Village Water Utility or its agent may conduct inspections or have water quality tests conducted at the applicant's expense to obtain or verify information necessary for consideration of a permit application or renewal. Permit applications and renewals shall be made on forms provided by the Village. The following conditions must be met for issuance or renewal of a well operation permit:
(1) 
The well and pump installation meet or are upgraded to meet the requirements of Ch. NR 812, Wis. Adm. Code, and a well constructor's report must be on file with the Department of Natural Resources, or certification of the acceptability of the well has been granted by the private water supply section of the Department of Natural Resources.
(2) 
The well has a history of producing bacteriologically safe water and presently produces bacteriologically safe water as demonstrated by providing a copy of the results of a waste sample (three samplings two months apart) analyzed at a state-certified laboratory within three months preceding the request for the well operation permit or permit renewal. No exception to this condition may be made for unsafe wells, unless the Department of Natural Resources approves, in writing, the continued used of the well.
(3) 
There are no cross-connections between the well and pump installation and the municipal water system.
(4) 
The proposed use of the well and pump installation can be justified as being necessary in addition to water provided by the municipal water system.
F. 
Abandonment procedures.
(1) 
All wells abandoned under the jurisdiction of this section or rule shall be abandoned according to the procedures and methods of Ch. NR 812, Wis. Adm. Code. All debris, pump, piping, unsealed liners and any other obstructions which may interfere with sealing operations shall be removed prior to abandonment.
(2) 
The owner of the well or the owner's agent shall notify the Water Utility Superintendent at least 48 hours prior to commencement of any well abandonment activities. The abandonment of the well shall be observed by Water Utility Superintendent or his/her agent.
(3) 
An abandonment report form, supplied by the Department of Natural Resources, shall be submitted by the well owner to the Water Utility Superintendent and the Department of Natural Resources within 10 days of the completion of the well abandonment.
G. 
Penalties. Any person, firm or well owner violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by forfeiture as prescribed in § 1-2 of this Code and the cost of prosecution. Each twenty-four-hour period during which a violation exists shall be deemed and constitute a separate offense. If any person fails to comply with this section for more than 10 days after receiving written notice of the violation, the municipality may impose a penalty and cause the well abandonment to be performed and the expense to be assessed as a special tax against the property.
Water mains will be extended for new customers on the following basis:
A. 
Where the cost of the extension is to immediately be collected through assessment by the municipality against the abutting property, the procedure set forth under § 66.0703, Wis. Stats., will apply, and no additional customer contribution to the Utility will be required.
B. 
Where the municipality is unwilling or unable to make a special assessment, the extension will be made on a customer-financed basis, as follows:
(1) 
The applicant(s) will advance as a contribution in aid of construction the total amount equivalent to that which would have been assessed for all property under Subsection A.
(2) 
Part of the contribution required in Subsection B(1) will be refundable. When additional customers are connected to the extended main within 20 years of the date of completion, contributions in aid of construction will be collected equal to the amount which would have been assessed under Subsection A for the abutting property being served. This amount will be refunded to the original contributor(s). In no case will the contributions received from additional customers exceed the proportionate amount which would have been required under Subsection A nor will it exceed the total assessable cost of the original extension.
C. 
When a customer connects to a transmission main or connecting loop installed at Utility expense within 20 years of the date of completion, there will be a contribution required of an amount equivalent to that which would have been assessed under Subsection A.
A. 
Application for installation of water mains in regularly platted real estate development subdivisions shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer and shall set forth the following information:
(1) 
Name of subdivision.
(2) 
Legal description.
(3) 
Map showing streets, lots and sizes of proposed mains and hydrants, and street laterals.
(4) 
Date of approval of subdivision plan by state Department of Administration.
(5) 
Date of approval of proposed mains by state Department of Natural Resources.
(6) 
Number of houses presently under construction.
B. 
Upon receipt of the application, the Water Utility will prepare detailed estimates of the cost of extending water mains and hydrants of the size deemed necessary in the subdivision and submit same to the Village Board for approval of the extension as it pertains to public fire protection service requirements.
C. 
The applicant for water service to be supplied to a subdivision shall be required to advance to the Utility, prior to the beginning of the construction, the total estimated cost of the extension. If the final costs exceed estimated costs, an additional billing will be made for the balance of the cost due. This balance is to be paid within 30 days. If final costs are less than estimated, a refund of overpayment will be made by the Water Utility.
D. 
If the developer or a contractor employed by the developer is to install the water mains (with approval of the Utility), the developer shall be responsible for the total cost of construction.