Charter Township of Oakland, MI
Oakland County
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[Adopted 3-11-1977 by Ord. No. 77 (Ch. 32, Art. III, Div. 2, of the 2007 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 6-5-2002 by Ord. No. 77A]
A. 
Adoption by reference. The Township adopts by reference, as amended from time to time, the Water Supply Cross-Connection Control Rules of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ("MDEQ"), Public Act No. 399 of 1976 (MCLA § 325.1001 et seq.) R 325.11401 through R 325.11407 of the Administrative Code.
B. 
Purpose. The purpose of this article is to promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare by the preservation and elimination of cross-connections which have been recognized as the cause of public health problems due to the hazard caused to drinking water quality.
C. 
The County Water Resources Commissioner Operations and Maintenance Division shall be the designated authority and administrator of the cross-connection control program.
[Amended 6-5-2002 by Ord. No. 77A]
A. 
Pursuant to Public Act No. 399 of 1976 (MCLA § 325.1001 et seq.) R 325.11404 of the Administrative Code, the Township hereby adopts by reference the County Water Resources Commissioner Operation and Maintenance Division's Cross-Connection Control Program, as approved by the State Department of Environmental Quality, as may be amended from time to time.
B. 
The plan outlines the conduct of the Township, in conjunction with the County Water Resources Commission, Operations and Maintenance Division, with respect to a cross-connection control program including the method for performing initial inspections, determining inspections/reinspection frequencies, backflow prevention assembly and tracking and testing schedules, annual reporting, generation of compliance, noncompliance, pertinent typing information request and water service shutoff notices.
C. 
Upon approval by the State Department of Environmental Quality Water Division, the plan will become an instrument of this division for providing program conduct and policies.
[Amended 6-5-2002 by Ord. No. 77A]
A. 
The County Water Resources Commissioner, Operations and Maintenance Divisions, shall be the designated authority and administrator of the cross-connection control program.
B. 
The designated authority/agent shall be either designated by the County Water Resources Commissioner, Operations and Maintenance Divisions or be appointed by the County Water Resources Commissioner, Operations and Maintenance Division.
A. 
The authority/agent shall have the right to request entry to any facility for the sole purpose of inspecting for cross-connections. If the request for entry to any facility is denied, the authority/agent shall bring this denial to the attention of the Township. The Supervisor, after considering the petition, may authorize the authority/agent to seek a search warrant from the Magistrate, may require the authority/agent to make further attempts to gain access or, if an emergency condition is known to exist with reasonable certainty, to authorize the authority/agent to terminate the water service pursuant to Subsection 5.10(c) of the plan. If the water service is terminated under this section, the facility affected shall be entitled to a hearing before the Township Board upon reasonable notice, not to exceed three business days, to determine whether and under what circumstances, water service should be restored.
B. 
If a facility fails to comply in correcting any deficiencies identified during the cross-connection inspection and subsequent reinspection, follow-up inspection, and the steps as outlined in the approved cross-connection control plan, the water service to the facility will be discontinued until such time that the deficiencies are corrected and approved by the authority/agent.