City of Bowling Green, MO
Pike County
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[Ord. No. 1597 §I, 4-7-2008; Ord. No. 1857, 11-20-2017]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this Article is:
1. 
To ban the use of lead materials in the public drinking water system and private plumbing connected to the public drinking water system; and
2. 
To protect City residents from lead contamination in the City's public drinking water system and their own private plumbing systems.
B. 
Application. This Article shall apply to all premises served by the public drinking water system of the City of Bowling Green, Missouri.
C. 
Policy.
1. 
This Article will be reasonably interpreted by the Water Purveyor. It is the Purveyor'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.
2. 
If, in the judgment of the Water Purveyor or his/her authorized representative, lead base materials have been used in new construction or modification after January 4, 2014, due notice shall be given to the consumer. The consumer shall immediately comply by having the lead materials removed from the plumbing system and replaced with lead free materials. If the lead base materials are not removed from the plumbing system, the Water Purveyor shall have the right to discontinue water service to the premises.
[Ord. No. 1597 §I, 4-7-2008; Ord. No. 1857, 11-20-2017]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this Article:
CONSUMER
The owner or person in control of any premises supplied by or in any manner connected to a public water system.
LEAD BASE MATERIALS
Any material containing lead in excess of the quantities specified in the definition of "lead free."
1. 
When used with respect to solder and flux, refers to solders and flux containing not more than 0.2 percent (0.2%) lead; and
2. 
When used with respect to pipes and pipe fittings, refers to pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures containing not more than a weighted average of 0.25 percent (0.25%) lead..
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.
[Ord. No. 1857, 11-20-2017]
A. 
Pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings or fixtures, including backflow preventers, that are used exclusively for non-potable services such as manufacturing, industrial processing, irrigation, outdoor waters, or any other uses where the water is not anticipated to be used for human consumption;" (SDWA 1417 (a)(4)(A))
B. 
Toilets, bidets, urinals, fill valves, flushometer valves, tub fillers, fire hydrants, shower valves, service saddles, or water distribution main gate valves that are two (2) inches diameter or larger." (SDWA 1417(a)(4)(B))
[Ord. No. 1597 §I, 4-7-2008; Ord. No. 1857, 11-20-2017]
A. 
No water service connection shall be installed or maintained to any premises where lead base materials were used in construction or modifications of the drinking water plumbing after January 4, 2014.
B. 
If a premises is found to be in violation of Subsection (A), water service shall be discontinued until such time that the drinking water plumbing is lead free.