All work involving the construction and installation of water and sewer lines and maintenance, repair and replacement thereof within the territorial limits of the City of Plattsburgh, New York, shall be done under the supervision of the Superintendent of Water and Sewer.
No person shall construct, install, maintain, repair, replace or remove any water or sewage pipes or install, maintain, repair, replace or remove any taps or other connections with the water and sewer lines of the City of Plattsburgh, New York, without having obtained a permit for such work and paying the fees herein provided.
All work performed pursuant to any permit shall be subject to the inspection and approval of the Superintendent of Water and Sewer. The work shall be performed in accordance with schedules established by the Superintendent of Water and Sewer. Permit fees shall be paid at the time of the application and prior to scheduling of the work. Permits shall be issued by the Building Inspector of the City of Plattsburgh. The applicant shall be the owner of the property to be served or his duly authorized agent. The applicant shall be responsible for excavating and backfilling all trenches with proper compactions and a 12-inch gravel top layer and shall supply all materials for the sewer services which materials shall be subject to approval by the Superintendent of the water and sewer department. Water meters shall be furnished by the City and paid for by the applicant. The City of Plattsburgh shall maintain ownership of such water meters and shall provide necessary maintenance for the meters. All trenches that exceed five feet in depth shall be shored or sloped, and adequate signs and barricades shall be furnished and installed by the applicant at applicant's cost, and federal and state regulations governing the work complied with, to meet Section 1926.65 of the OSHA Construction Industry Standards.
[Last amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The fee for water and sewage permits shall be set from time to time by the Common Council by resolution.
[Amended 1-19-1995; 3-23-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016; at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The rates for filling pools and for furnishing, installation and maintenance of water meters, additional charges, call-out charges, charges to thaw out frozen water lines in the case of a second freeze-up, and to remove or reinstall seasonal meters shall be set from time to time by the Common Council by resolution.
If a customer requires a ROM meter or a different size meter, the customer is to pay furnishing, installation and maintenance charges. If the same customer requires a change of meter again, that customer does not receive a refund, but must pay for furnishing, installation and a maintenance charge.
If a customer requires a larger service or relocation of service from the City main to curb stop, the customer must obtain a water permit and pay all fees accordingly.
If the water and sewer department determines that the section between the water main and curb stop is old and is in need of replacement, the water and sewer department will replace it at no cost to the customer, provided it is in the same location.
The department will not charge for thawing frozen water lines for the first call out if it is during normal working hours. If the customer's first call is not within normal working hours or if the customer requires a second call out for frozen water lines, the customer will pay for the service at the rates hereinafter provided for a second freeze-up. If the department instructs a customer to let water run, the department will give credit for the period involved.
Water and sewage usage charged on pools, lawns, gardening, etc.
All charges imposed by this article shall be due and payable to the City Chamberlain within 30 days of the date of rendition of charges. If charges are not paid, the City shall have the option to discontinue water service to the premises benefited. In any event, the amount of unpaid charges shall be levied and assessed against the premises benefited and collected by the City Chamberlain in the same manner as provided for the levy and assessment of real property taxes.