Village of Springville, NY
Erie County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
A. 
The Village Water Division will install (at Village expense) a shutoff valve up to two inches at the street right-of-way line. Connection to this valve shall be made by the property owner's contractor at his expense in the presence of the inspector. Water shall not be turned on except by the Village Water Division. Water taps in excess of two inches shall be performed by a contractor at the owner's expense.
B. 
Water piping to single- and two-family dwellings shall be minimum three-fourths-inch Type K copper continuous to the meter set. Rigid materials, i.e., brass, may be used with prior approval.
C. 
Industrial and commercial water piping shall be of a size approved by the Superintendent of Public Works or his assigned designee. Copper pipe or ductile iron Class 52 shall be used between the water main and the meter.
D. 
No waterline and sewers are to be included in the same ditch. They must comply with the following:
(1) 
They will maintain 10 feet horizontal separation from the water main to any sewer.
(2) 
Residential service lines are not to be located under driveways.
The Village of Springville has adopted the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.[1]
A. 
The Village will furnish (at Village expense) a meter setting spud, to be installed by the property owner. Installation shall be such that a water meter can be installed by the Village (at Village expense) 18 inches above the finished floor, and six inches minimum from the wall, in an accessible location so that it can be readily read or shut off. Control valves installed at the inlets will be a flared connection, and outlets of the water meter shall be at least 10 inches of minimum Type L copper, and at least as large as the size of the supply piping of the water meter and shall not restrict the flow of water. All copper service line shall be anchored properly.
B. 
All openings in a foundation wall or slab shall be sleeved or grouted with hydraulic cement. Sleeves shall be cut off flush with the wall. Where such openings are within 100 feet of a gas main or gas service pipe, they shall be made gastight. Sleeves shall be of adequate size to allow the sewer or water pipes to pass through without bending or friction. Grouted applications shall be watertight.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 73, Building Construction and Fire Prevention.
A. 
A separate water tap shall be required for each building on any premises supplied with water. No service line shall be connected to any other building or premises on its own or adjacent parcel. Connecting of two or more service lines is prohibited.
B. 
A water tap intended to replace an existing service line shall not be installed unless the existing tap is disconnected and sealed at the water main and thereafter inspected by the Department of Public Works. All replacement expenses shall be borne by the property owner.
C. 
Where any existing water service line is abandoned or not used for one year, the service line shall be disconnected and sealed at the water main and thereafter inspected by the Department of Public Works. All expenses shall be borne by the property owner.
D. 
The property owner shall be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all water connections, distribution lines and appurtenances from the curb stop to the meter. All expenses shall be borne by the property owner.
A. 
Location.
(1) 
An individual meter shall be required for each premises and for each separate water tap to a premises.
(2) 
All meters shall be set in a horizontal position and shall be accessible for inspection and reading.
(3) 
Any service line that extends more than 150 feet from the street pavement edge to the building line shall have its water meter set in a heated enclosure close to the curb stop within the ROW.
(4) 
All meters shall be protected against both freezing and hot water and steam.
B. 
Initial installation.
(1) 
All water meters shall be provided to the property owner at the expense of the Village, and the meter shall be treated thereafter as a fixed appurtenance to the premises on which it is located.
(2) 
The property owner shall be responsible for installation of all necessary piping, fittings, valves and pipe couplings required to receive the meter.
(3) 
The meter shall, upon inspection, be sealed by the Department of Public Works and thereafter be under the exclusive control thereof. No sealed meter shall be removed without written permission of the Department of Public Works.
(4) 
All meters shall be connected to the water service line by a shutoff valve on each side of the meter. No connection in any water service line shall be made between the water main and the meter.
(5) 
The Village may order the installation of a device where it deems necessary.
C. 
Maintenance.
(1) 
The property owner shall be responsible for damage to the meter due to freezing, steam, hot water, tampering or other external causes, i.e., improper grounding, or lightning.
(2) 
Meter repair or replacement due to ordinary wear on residential meters shall be the responsibility of the Village. Repair or replacement due to ordinary wear on commercial meters will be the responsibility of the property owner.
D. 
Testing.
(1) 
All meters shall be made accessible to the Village, at reasonable times, for the purpose of testing and repairs.
(2) 
The Village reserves the right to remove and test any meter and to substitute another meter in its place.
(3) 
In the case of a disputed water charge involving the accuracy of a meter, the meter shall be tested by the Village upon payment of a fee as established by resolution of the Board of Trustees. In the event that the meter is proved defective, the testing fee shall be waived, and the water charge shall be adjusted at the discretion of the Village Board. Any credit or additional charge for such adjustment shall be applied to the owner's next water bill.
E. 
Connection.
(1) 
All water tap connections shall be made only by the Village after prior approval by the Building Department and after payment of all applicable fees as established by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
(2) 
Any required street opening in connection with a water tap shall be made in compliance with the Streets and Sidewalks section of this Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 150, Streets and Sidewalks.
(3) 
All new or replacement service lines shall be of Type K copper tubing, located a minimum of five feet below the established street grade level and on a direct line into the premises. Where compliance is determined to be impractical, the Department of Public Works may grant approval, in writing, for an alternate method of installation.
(4) 
Any water service line shall be located wholly within its own trench.
F. 
Curb box/curb stop installation.
(1) 
A separate curb box/stop shall be installed for each premises where the water service is to be individually metered.
(2) 
In a residential district, installation shall be between the sidewalk and right-of-way. In a commercial district, it shall be located within the right-of-way at an easily accessible location. The top of the box shall be set even with the pavement and in every case flush with the surface of the existing grade.