[R.O. 2008 §705.005; Ord. No. 6584 Art. I, 5-10-1999; Ord. No. 12-2010 §1, 8-9-2010]
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Article shall be as follows:
- COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM
- A public water system which serves at least fifteen (15) service connections or regularly serves at least twenty-five (25) residents on a year-round basis.
- Any actual or potential connection or structural arrangement between a public water system and any other source or system through which it is possible to introduce into any part of the public water system any used water, industrial fluid, gas or substance other than the intended potable water with which the system is supplied. By-pass arrangements, jumper connections, removable sections, swivel or change-over devices and any other temporary or permanent devices through which or because of which, backflow can or may occur are considered cross-connections.
- Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
- The negative logarithm of the concentration of hydrogen ions in an aqueous solution.
- PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM
- A system for provision to the public of piped water for human consumption, if the system has at least fifteen (15) service connections or regularly serves at least twenty-five (25) individuals daily at least sixty (60) days out of the year. The system includes any collection, treatment, storage or distribution facilities used in connection with the system. A public water system is either a community water system or a non-community water system.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
- SERVICE CONNECTION
- The water piping from where it connects to the City's water main and extends to the water meter in the meter pit. The service connection portion stops at the customer's side of the meter.
- SERVICE LINE
- The water piping that extends from the customer's side of the meter to a point of use. Each service line is owned and maintained by the customer.
- Is mandatory; MAY: Is permissive.
- The City Administrator, who is in responsible charge of the operation and maintenance of the public water supply serving the City.
- WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
- Piping, conduits, valves, hydrants, storage facilities, pumps and other appurtenances, excluding service connections, which serve to deliver water from a water treatment plant or source to the public.
- WATER MAIN
- Any water main line or pipe which conveys water to a point of use from a water treatment plant, source or water storage facility. Water mains are owned and maintained by the City.
- WATER METER
- A water volume measuring and recording device, furnished and/or installed by the City or furnished and/or installed by a user and approved by the City. Each individual service connection shall have a water meter.
- WATER TREATMENT PLANT
- A facility which uses specific processes such as sedimentation, coagulation, filtration, disinfection, aeration, oxidation, ion exchange, fluoridation, or other processes which serve to add components or to alter or remove contaminants from a water supply source.
[R.O. 2008 §705.010; CC 1988 §29-176]
Water service will not be provided to any residence, business or other building unless adequate sanitary sewers exist in such building.
[R.O. 2008 §705.030; Code 1968 §28-1; CC 1988 §29-178]
All extensions of the water distribution system beyond the existing area of service shall be constructed by the City at the expense of the persons applying for the service, and the same, when constructed and connected, shall become the property of and subject to the control of the City; provided that, no such extension shall be made which is not adequate to provide for:
The needs of the area served in view of the development thereof reasonably to be anticipated, and
provided further, that, if such installation is adapted to serve others than the one bearing the cost thereof, the City is authorized to agree to collect and to require the payment of a connection charge to the benefit of the one paying for the same to the extent of the cost of such portion of the extension which is of service to others.
[R.O. 2008 §705.040; Code 1968 §28-2; CC 1988 §29-179]
Any person who shall put down any hydrant in this City for the purpose of connecting or tapping the main pipes of the City, or for any other purpose, is hereby required to put the same not less than four (4) feet underground.
[R.O. 2008 §705.050; Ord. No. 6447 §29-180, 6-7-1993; Ord. No. 6584 Art. II, 5-10-1999]
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human employment, recreation, residence or other purposes, situated within the City and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located access to a public water system within one hundred (100) feet of the property line, is hereby required to connect to such facilities in accordance with the provisions of this Article, within sixty (60) days after date of official notice to do so.
[R.O. 2008 §705.060; Ord. No. 6584 Art. III, 5-10-1999]
Before commencement of construction of a privately owned public water system in the City's jurisdiction, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the City Administrator. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the City Administrator. A permit and inspection fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
No statement contained in this Article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.
When a public water system becomes available, customers that connect must physically disconnect from the existing private system (well), in accordance with the City's cross-connection prevention ordinance. The well shall then be properly plugged in accordance with guidelines established by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Land Survey (DGLS) as outlined in State regulation 10 CSR 23 - 3.110 as amended, unless the owner wants to keep it functional for uses other than providing drinking water. A well may only be kept if it remains physically disconnected from the public water supply's distribution system, has a functional pump, is connected to an electrical service, and is pumped at least once in a twelve (12) month period.
Upon connecting to the public water system, the appropriate DNR Regional Office shall be notified, in writing, that the connection(s) have been completed.
[R.O. 2008 §705.070; Ord. No. 6584 Art. IV, 5-10-1999]
No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public water system or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the City Administrator.
There shall be two (2) classes of water system connection permits:
For residential and commercial service, and
In either case, the owner or his/her agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the City. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the City Administrator. A permit and inspection fee of five dollars ($5.00) for a residential or commercial building permit and five dollars ($5.00) for an industrial permit shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
All costs and expenses incident to the installation of the service line and connection to the public water system shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the water service.
A separate and independent service connection shall be provided for every building.
The size, alignment, material used in the construction of new or the replacement of the existing public water system, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the most recent edition of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Public Drinking Water Program, Design Guide for Community Public Water Supplies. A permit to construct, issued by MDNR, will be received prior to construction, alteration or extension of the water system.
The applicant for a public water system connection permit shall notify the City Administrator when service line is ready for inspection and connection to the water system. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the City Administrator or his/her representative.
All excavations for public water system improvements, replacements or repairs shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the City.
[Ord. No. 29-2016 §§ I — III, 8-8-2016]
Lead Ban — General Policy.
Purpose. The purpose of this Section is to:
Application. This Section shall apply to all premises served by the public drinking water system of the City of Louisiana.
Policy. This Section will be reasonably interpreted by the Water Purveyor. It is the surveyor's intent to ban use of lead-based material in the construction or modification of the City's drinking water system or private plumbing connected to the City system. The cooperation of all consumers is required to implement the lead ban.
If, in the judgment of the Water Purveyor or its authorized representative, lead-based materials have been used in new construction or modifications after January 1, 1989, due notice shall be given to the consumer. The consumer shall immediately comply by having the lead-based materials removed from the plumbing system and replaced with lead-free materials. If the lead-based materials are not removed from the plumbing system, the Water Purveyor shall have the right to discontinue water service to the premises.
Definitions. The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this Section:
- The owner or person in control of any premises supplied by or in any manner connected to a public water system.
- LEAD-BASED MATERIALS
- Any material containing lead in excess of the quantities specified in the definition of "lead free."
- PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SYSTEM
- Any publicly or privately owned water system supplying water to the general public which is satisfactory for drinking, culinary and domestic purposes and meets the requirements of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
- WATER PURVEYOR
- The owner, operator, or individual in responsible charge of a public water system.
Lead Banned From Drinking Water Plumbing.
No water service connection shall be installed or maintained to any premises where lead-based materials were used in new construction or modifications of the drinking water plumbing after January 1, 1989.
[R.O. 2008 §705.080; Ord. No. 6584 Art. V, 5-10-1999]
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is part of the public water system. Any persons violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct.
[R.O. 2008 §705.090; Ord. No. 6584 Art. VI, 5-10-1999]
The City Administrator and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this Article.
While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Subsection (A), the City Administrator or duly authorized employees of the City shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the City employees and the City shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by City employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions.
The City Administrator and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the City holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the public water system lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said easement, shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
[R.O. 2008 §705.100; Ord. No. 6584 Art. VII, 5-10-1999]
Any person found to be violating any provision of this Article except Section 705.070 shall be served by the City with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in Section 705.090(A), shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in the amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each violation. Each twenty-four (24) hour period in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article shall become liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage occasioned the City by reason of such violation.
[R.O. 2008 §705.110; Ord. No. 6531, 9-8-1997; Ord. No. 12-2010 §2, 8-9-2010]
The following shall be the responsibility of water service customers who are provided water service by the City of Louisiana with said customers to bear the cost of same:
Any necessary replacement of water lines from the customer's side of the water meter to the point of use.
Said water line replacement shall include parts, piping, fill, concrete, asphalt, meter tile, and other associated parts and labor needed to accomplish the replacement of any existing service line.
All work done in relation to water service shall be in accordance with all applicable ordinances, laws, and guidelines set forth by any local, State, or Federal governmental agency to include but not be limited to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Louisiana Water Department.
The City will provide labor and materials to make repairs to the water lines from the service connection to such a point where the water meter is connected. The City's responsibility will extend to the meter and the meter pit as well.
The City will maintain the main lines of the City of Louisiana water system.