Village of Orfordville, WI
Rock County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Orfordville 3-31-1992 as Title 9, Ch. 1 of the 1992 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 121.
Sewers — See Ch. 262.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 277.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 281.
Article I Rates
Article II Rules and Regulations
A. 
For public fire protection service to the Village of Orfordville, the annual charge shall be $56,209 to cover the use of mains and hydrants up to and including the terminal hydrant and connection on each main existing for the 1995 test year.
B. 
For all extensions of fire protection service, a charge of $0.70 per linear foot of main shall be charged per annum on the basis of the length of main put into use between hydrants placed, plus a charge of $70 net per hydrant added to the system after the base period.
C. 
This service shall include the use of hydrants for fire protection service only and such quantities of water as may be demanded for the purposes of extinguishing fires within the municipal boundary only. For all other purposes, the metered or other rates set forth, or as may be filed with the Public Service Commission, shall apply.
D. 
The above base annual charge of $56,209 includes an estimated 40,781 feet of distribution main, four inches and larger, and 64 hydrants.
E. 
The annual public fire protection charge shall never be less than the base amount.
A. 
Water used for extinguishing fires outside the immediate service area of the Utility may consist of three types of service:
(1) 
Water supplied to tank trucks from Utility hydrants;
(2) 
Water supplied directly from hydrants located within the corporate limits, or on its borders, by means of hose lines; or
(3) 
Water supplied to tank trucks from any other Utility water source.
B. 
A record of the measured or estimated volume of water used shall be submitted to the Water Utility after each use for fire protection outside the Utility's immediate service area. If measuring or estimating is impossible, the Water Utility Superintendent shall be furnished such data as size of orifice used, pressure and time water was permitted to flow in order to determine volume used.
C. 
A charge for the volume of water used for each fire, either through a tank supply or from hydrants, will be billed to the township or fire department using water at $2.63 per 1,000 gallons. A service charge, in addition to the water charge, shall be $21 per hydrant used.
A. 
Purpose. This service shall consist of unmetered connections to the main for automatic sprinkler systems, standpipes (where the same are connected permanently or continuously to the mains) and private hydrants.
B. 
Service charge. Quarterly demand charges for private fire protection service:
Size of Connection
(inches)
Charge
2
$30
3
$51
4
$90
6
$174
8
$261
10
$372
C. 
Billing. Same provisions as for general service.
D. 
Credit for combined service.
(1) 
A credit will be given where private fire protection lines are connected to Utility water mains with four-inch or larger diameter connections and where the lines also supply metered general service. (No credit will be given where connections are less than four inches in diameter.) The general service will be billed at the regular metered rates, Schedule Mg-1. The demand charge for private fire protection shall be (X-.30Y). "X" equals the unmetered private fire protection quarterly demand charge applicable to the size of connection, and "Y" is the quarterly service charge for metered general service.
(2) 
The fire demand charge minus the credit shall never be less than $51.
A. 
Quarterly service charge:
[Amended 5-11-2015]
Size of Meter
(inches)
Charge
 5/8
$30.60
 3/4
$30.60
1
$57
1 1/4
$66
1 1/2
$99
2
$165
3
$234
4
$357
6
$435
8
$567
10
$651
12
$870
B. 
Volume charge.
[Amended 5-11-2015]
(1) 
First 20,000 gallons used each quarter: $3.94 per 1,000 gallons.
(2) 
Next 80,000 gallons used each quarter: $3.30 per 1,000 gallons.
(3) 
Next 100,000 gallons used each quarter: $2.65 per 1,000 gallons.
(4) 
Over 200,000 gallons used each quarter: $2.10 per 1,000 gallons.
C. 
Billing. Bills for water service are rendered quarterly and become due and payable upon issuance following the period for which service is rendered. A late payment charge of 3% but not less than $0.30 will be added to bills not paid within 20 days of issuance. This one-time three-percent late payment charge will be applied only to any unpaid balance for the current billing period's usage. This late payment charge is applicable to all customers. The Utility customer may be given a written notice that the bill is overdue no sooner than 20 days after the bill is issued, and unless payment or satisfactory arrangement for payment is made within the next 10 days, service may be disconnected pursuant to Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
[Amended 10-30-2002]
D. 
Combined metering.
(1) 
Volumetric meter readings will be combined for billing if the Utility for its own convenience places more than one meter on a single water service lateral. Multiple meters placed for the purpose of identifying water not discharged into the sanitary sewer are not considered for Utility convenience and shall not be combined for billing. Meter readings from individually metered separate service laterals shall not be combined for billing purposes.
(2) 
Buildings used in the same business, located on the same parcel and served by a single lateral may have the customer's water supply piping installed to a central point so that volume can be metered in one place.
Water customers residing outside the corporate limits of the Village of Orfordville shall be billed at the regular rates for service (Schedule Mg-1) plus a surcharge of 25%.
A. 
Rate. Where the Utility cannot immediately install its water meter, service may be supplied temporarily on an unmetered basis. Such service shall be billed at the rate of $57.80 per billing period. This rate shall be applied only to single-family residential and small commercial customers and approximates the cost of 14,000 gallons of water per billing period under Schedule Mg-1. If it is determined by the Utility that usage is in excess of 14,000 gallons per quarter, an additional charge per Schedule Mg-1 will be made for the estimated additional usage.
B. 
Billing. Same as Schedule Mg-1.
A. 
Water service supplied to municipal buildings, schools, etc., shall be metered and the regular metered service rates applied.
B. 
Water used on an intermittent basis for flushing service, street sprinkling, flooding skating rinks, drinking fountains, etc., shall be metered where meters can be set to measure the service. Where it is impossible to measure the service, the Utility shall estimate the volume of water used based on the pressure, size of opening and period of time water is allowed to be drawn. The estimated quantity used shall be billed at the rate of $2.10 per 1,000 gallons.
[Amended 5-11-2015]
During Normal Business Hours
After Normal Business Hours
Reinstallation of meter, including valving at curb stop
$35
$40
Valve turned on at curb stop
$35
$40
Note: No charge for disconnection.
A. 
Service charge.
(1) 
Service charge for setting the valve and furnishing and setting the meter: $30.
(2) 
Deposit for valve and meter: $30.
(3) 
Water usage shall be billed at present rates.
B. 
Refunds. Refunds of deposits will be made upon return of the Utility equipment. Damaged or lost equipment will be repaired or replaced at customer expense.
A. 
Seasonal customers (seasonal customers are general service customers whose use of water is normally for recurring periods of less than a year) shall be served at the general service rate (Schedule Mg-1), except that each customer served under this rate shall pay an annual seasonal service charge equal to four times the applicable service charge. Water use in any billing period shall be billed at the applicable volume schedule in Schedule Mg-1 and the charge added to the annual seasonal service charge.
B. 
Further, if service has been disconnected, a charge under Schedule R-1 is applied at the time of reconnection.
A. 
For single-family and small commercial buildings apply the unmetered rate, Schedule Ug-1.
B. 
For large commercial, industrial or multiple apartment buildings, a temporary metered installation shall be made and general metered rates (Schedule Mg-1) applied.
All bulk water supplied to fill tank trucks or swimming pools from the water system through hydrants or other connections shall be metered. Utility personnel shall supervise the delivery of the water.
A. 
Service charge: $21.
B. 
Plus volume charge: $3.94 per 1,000 gallons.
[Amended 5-11-2015]
In cases where no other supply is available, hydrants may be used (see Rule X-1.2). The following charges shall apply:
A. 
Service charge for setting or moving sprinkler valve: $30.
B. 
Hydrant wrench deposit: $30.
C. 
Reducer (if necessary) deposit: $30.
A. 
Subdivision developers shall be responsible, where the main extension has been approved by the Utility, for the water service lateral installation costs from the main through the curb stop and box.
B. 
When the cost of a Utility main extension is to be collected through assessment by the municipality, the actual average water lateral installation costs from the main through the curb stop and box shall be included in the assessment of the appropriate properties.
C. 
The initial water service lateral(s), not installed as part of a subdivision development or an assessable Utility extension, will be installed from the main through the curb stop and box by the Utility, for which there will be made a charge as follows:
(1) 
 Three-fourths-inch or one-inch copper water service: $750.
(2) 
Larger-sized services: actual cost.
[Amended 5-11-2015]
A. 
If a customer requests the installation of an additional meter to receive credit for clear water not discharged into the sanitary sewer system, or if a sewerage service customer who is not a customer of the Water Utility requests the installation of a meter to determine the volume of sewage discharged into the sanitary sewer system, the Utility shall furnish and install this additional meter. This rate shall be applied only to single-family residential and small commercial customers. A rental fee shall be charged for the use of this meter and the following rates shall apply. Billing period shall be the same as in Schedule Mg-1.
Size of Meter
(inches)
Charge Per Billing Period
 5/8
$15
 3/4
$15
1
$27
1 1/4
$33
1 1/2
$48
2
$81
B. 
Initial meter installation charge: $35.
A. 
Remote register water meter attachments will be installed by the Utility, the cost to be borne by the Utility.
B. 
The Orfordville Water Utility shall determine the priority of said installations, for the purpose of efficiency, as follows:
(1) 
All new construction.
(2) 
Presently difficult places to read.
(3) 
Residences where occupants habitually or necessarily are absent.
(4) 
All other installations desirable for the benefit of the Utility.
C. 
Customers who request a remote register meter attachment ahead of the Utility-planned schedule as shown in Subsection B above will pay in advance for immediate installation.
D. 
The location of the remote register meter is to be determined by the Utility.
All persons now receiving a water supply from the Village of Orfordville Water Utility, or who may hereafter make application therefor, shall be considered as having agreed to be bound by the rules and regulations as filed with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
A. 
Application for water service shall be made in writing on a form furnished by the Water Utility. The application will contain the legal description of the property to be served, name of the owner, the exact use to be made of the service, and the size of the supply pipe and meter desired. (Note particularly any special refrigeration and/or air-conditioning water-consuming appliances.)
B. 
Service will be furnished only if:
(1) 
Premises have a frontage on a properly platted street or public strip in which a cast-iron or other long-life water main has been laid or where the property owner has agreed to and complied with the provisions of the Utility's filed main extension rule;
(2) 
Property owner has installed or agrees to install a service pipe from the curbline to the point of use and laid not less than six feet below the surface of an established or proposed grade and according to the Utility's specification; and
(3) 
Premises have adequate piping beyond metering point.
C. 
The owner of a multiunit dwelling has the option of being served by individual metered water service to each unit. The owner, by selecting this option, is required to provide interior plumbing and meter settings to enable individual metered service to each unit and individual disconnection without affecting service to the other units. Each meter and meter connection will be a separate Water Utility customer for the purpose of the filed rules and regulations.
D. 
No division of the water service of any lot or parcel of land shall be made for the extension and independent meterage of the supply to an adjoining lot or parcel of land. No division of a water supply service shall be made at the curb for separate supplies therefrom for two or more separate premises having frontage on any street or public service strip, whether owned by the same or different parties.
E. 
The Utility is hereby empowered to withhold approval of any application wherein full information of the purpose of such supply is not clearly indicated and set forth by the applicant property owner.
A. 
The minimum service contract period shall be one year unless otherwise specified by special contract or in the applicable rate schedule. Where the Utility service has been disconnected at the customer's request prior to expiration of his minimum contract period, a reconnection charge shall be made, payable in advance, when the customer requests reconnection of service. (See Schedule R-1 for applicable rate.) The minimum contract period is renewed with each reconnection.
B. 
A reconnection charge shall also be required from consumers whose services are disconnected (shut off at curb stop) because of nonpayment of bills when due (not including disconnection for failure to comply with deposit or guarantee rules). (See Schedule R-1 for applicable rate.)
C. 
A consumer shall be considered as the same consumer provided the reconnection is requested for the same location by any member of the same family or, if a place of business, by any partner or employee of the same business.
An applicant for temporary water supply on a metered basis shall make and maintain a monetary deposit for each meter installed as security for payment for use of water and for such other charges which may arise from the use of the supply. A charge shall be made for setting the valve and furnishing and setting the meter. See Schedule D-1 for applicable rate.
A. 
When water is requested for construction purposes, or for filling tanks or other such uses, an application therefor shall be made to the Utility, in writing, upon application provided for that purpose in the Water Utility[1] office, giving a statement of the amount of construction work to be done or the size of the tank to be filled, etc. Payment for the water for construction shall be made in advance at the scheduled rates. The service pipe must be installed inside the building from where the water must be drawn. No connection with the service pipe at the curb shall be made without special permission from the Utility.
[1]
Editor's Note: Throughout this chapter, references to the "Water Department" were amended to read "Water Utility" at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
In no case will any employee of the Utility turn on water for construction work unless the contractor first presents a permit. Upon completion of the construction work, the contractor must return the original permit to the Utility, together with a statement of the actual amount of construction work performed.
C. 
Consumers shall not allow contractors, masons or other persons to take water from their premises without first showing a permit from the Utility. Any consumer failing to comply with this provision will have water service discontinued.
A. 
In cases where no other supply is available, permission may be granted by the Superintendent to use a hydrant. No hydrant shall be used until it is equipped with a sprinkling valve. In no case shall any valve be moved except by a member of the Water Utility.
B. 
Before a valve is set, payment must be made for its setting and for the water to be used at the scheduled rates. See Schedule H-1 for applicable deposits and charges. Upon completing use of the hydrant, the customer must notify the Utility to that effect.
C. 
In the use of a hydrant supply, the hydrant valve will be set at the proper opening by the Utility when the sprinkling valve is set, and the flow of water must be regulated by means of the sprinkling valve. If the water is to be used through iron pipe connections, all such pipe installations shall have the swing joint to facilitate quick disconnection from the fire hydrant.
Any person who shall, without authority of the Utility, allow contractors, masons, or other unauthorized persons to take water from his premises, operate any valve connected with the street or supply mains, or open any fire hydrant connected with the distribution system, except for the purpose of extinguishing fire, or who shall wantonly damage or impair the same shall be subject to a fine as provided by municipal ordinances. Permits for the use of hydrants apply only to such hydrants as are designated for the specific use.
All moneys deposited as security for payment of charges arising from the use of temporary water supply on a metered basis, or for the return of a sprinkling valve wheel or reducer, if the water is used on an unmetered basis, will be refunded to the depositor on the termination of the use of water, the payment of all charges levied against the depositor, and the return of the wheel and reducer.
A. 
No water service shall be laid through any trench having cinders, rubbish, rock or gravel fill, or any other material which may cause injury to or disintegration of the service pipe, unless adequate means of protection are provided by sand filling or such other insulation as may be approved by the Utility. Service pipes passing through curb or retaining walls shall be adequately safeguarded by provision of a channel space or pipe casing not less than twice the diameter of the service connection. The space between the service pipe and channel or pipe casing shall be filled and lightly caulked with oakum, mastic cement, or other resilient material and made impervious to moisture.
B. 
In backfilling the pipe trench, the service pipe must be protected against injury by carefully hand tamping the ground filling, free from hard lumps, rocks, stones, or other injurious material, around and at least six inches over the pipe.
C. 
All water supplies shall be of undiminished size from the street main in to the point of meter placement. Beyond the meter outlet valve the piping shall be sized and proportioned to provide, on all floors, at all times, an equitable distribution of water supply for the greatest probable number of fixtures or appliances operating simultaneously.
A. 
In cases where a new customer whose service is to be metered installs the original service piping or where an existing metered customer changes his service piping for his own convenience, or where an existing flat rate customer requests to be metered, the customer shall, at his expense, provide a suitable location and the proper connections for the meter. The Water Utility should be consulted as to the type and size of meter setting. Where it is possible to set meters in the basement, or other suitable place within the building, a short nipple shall be inserted after the stop and waste cock, then a union, and then another nipple and coupling of the proper length. The nipple attached to the union and coupling shall be cut to a standard length provided by the plans of the Utility (it may require a horizontal run of 18 inches in such pipeline) which may later be removed for the insertion of the meter into the supply line.
B. 
No permit will be given to change from metered to flat rate service.
The water cannot be turned on for a consumer except by a duly authorized employee of the Utility. When a plumber has completed a job, he must leave the water turned off. This does not prevent the plumber from testing the work.
A. 
Where the Utility is unable to read a meter after two successive attempts, that fact will be plainly indicated on the bill, and either an estimated bill will be computed or the minimum charge applied. The difference shall be adjusted when the meter is again read, that is, the bill for the succeeding quarter will be computed with the gallons or cubic feet in each block of the rate schedule doubled and credit will be given on that bill for the amount of the minimum bill paid the preceding month. Only in unusual cases or where approval is obtained from the customer shall more than two consecutive estimated bills be rendered.
B. 
If the meter is damaged (see § 310-39, Surreptitious use of water) or fails to operate, the bill will be based on the average use during the past year unless there is some reason why the use is not normal. If the average use cannot be properly employed, the bill will be estimated by some equitable method.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
The consumer shall protect the stop box in the terrace and shall keep the same free from dirt and other obstructions. The Utility shall not be liable for failure to locate the stop box and shut off the water in case of a leak on the consumer's premises.
Meters will be furnished and placed by the Utility and are not to be disconnected or tampered with by the consumer. All meters shall be so located that they shall be protected from obstructions and permit ready access thereto for reading, inspection, and servicing, such location to be designated or approved by the Utility. All piping within the building must be supplied by the consumer. Where additional meters are desired by the consumer, he shall pay for all piping and an additional amount sufficient to cover the cost of maintenance and depreciation.
A. 
Meters will be repaired by the Water Utility, and the cost of such repairs caused by ordinary wear and tear will be borne by the Utility.
B. 
Repair of any damage to a meter resulting from the carelessness of the owner of the premises, his agent, or tenant, or from the negligence of any one of them to properly secure and protect the same, including any damage that may result from allowing a water meter to become frozen or to be injured from the presence of hot water or steam in the meter, shall be paid for by the consumer or the owner of the premises.
A. 
Where the property owner requests that a larger service lateral be installed to replace an existing smaller diameter pipe, an allowance of $15 will be made as a deduction in the cost, provided the new service is to be installed in the same ditch as the existing service pipe.
B. 
The service pipe from the main to and through the curb stop will be maintained and kept in repair and, when worn out, replaced at the expense of the Utility. The property owner shall maintain the service pipe from the curb stop to the point of use.
C. 
If a consumer fails to repair a leaking or broken service pipe from curb to point of metering or use within such time as may appear reasonable to the Utility after notification has been served on the consumer by the Utility, the water will be shut off and will not be turned on again until the repairs have been completed.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
During reasonable hours any officer or authorized employee of the Utility shall have the right of access to the premises supplied with service for the purpose of inspection or for the enforcement of the Utility's rules and regulations. Whenever appropriate, the Utility will make a systematic inspection of all unmetered water taps for the purpose of checking waste and unnecessary use of water.
See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
A. 
Disconnection. See Ch. PSC 185, Wis. Adm. Code.
B. 
Disconnection notice.
(1) 
The form of disconnection notice to be used is as follows:
[Amended 3-27-2006]
Disconnection Notice
Dear Customer:
The bill enclosed with this notice includes your current charge for Utility service and your previous unpaid balance.
You have 10 days to pay the Utility service arrears or your service is subject to disconnection.
If you fail to pay the service arrears, or fail to contact us within the 10 days allowed to make reasonable time payment arrangements, we will proceed with disconnection action.
To avoid the inconvenience of service interruption and an additional charge of (amount) reconnection, we urge you to pay the full arrears immediately at one of our offices.
If you have entered into a deferred payment agreement with us and have failed to make the time payment you agreed to, your service will be subject to disconnection unless you pay the amount due within 10 days.
If you have a reason for delaying the payment, call us and explain the situation.
Please call this telephone number (appropriate telephone number) immediately if:
1.
You have a question about your Utility service arrears.
2.
You are unable to pay the full amount of the bill and are willing to enter into a time payment agreement with us.
3.
There are any circumstances you think should be taken into consideration before service is discontinued.
4.
Any resident is seriously ill.
Illness Provision
If there is an existing medical emergency in your home and you furnish the Utility with a statement signed by either a licensed Wisconsin physician or a public health official, we will delay disconnection of service up to 21 days. The statement must identify the medical emergency and specify the period of time during which disconnection will aggravate the existing emergency.
Deferred Payment Agreements
If, for some reason, you are unable to pay the full amount of the Utility service arrears on your bill, you may contact the Utility to discuss arrangements to pay the arrears over an extended period of time. This time payment agreement will require:
1.
Payment of a reasonable amount at the time the agreement is made.
2.
Payment of the remainder of the outstanding balance in monthly installments over a reasonable length of time.
3.
Payment of all future Utility service bills in full by the due date.
In any situation where you are unable to resolve billing disputes or disputes about the grounds for proposed disconnection through contacts with our Utility, you may make an appeal to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, Madison, Wisconsin.
(UTILITY NAME)
(2) 
In the event the Utility is not able to collect any bill for water service even though deposit and guarantee rules are on file, the bill may be put upon the tax roll as provided in § 66.0809, Wis. Stats.
When the Utility has reasonable evidence that a consumer is obtaining his supply of water, in whole or in part, by means of devices or methods used to stop or interfere with the proper metering of the Utility service being delivered to his equipment, the Utility reserves the right to estimate and present immediately a bill for service unmetered as a result of such interference, and such bill shall be payable subject to a twenty-four-hour disconnection of service.
A. 
When the Utility shall have disconnected the consumer for any such reason, the Utility will reconnect the consumer upon the following conditions:
(1) 
The consumer will be required to deposit with the Utility an amount sufficient to guarantee the payment of the consumer's bills for Utility service to the Utility.
(2) 
The consumer will be required to pay the Utility for any and all damages to its equipment on the consumer's premises due to such stoppage or interference with its metering.
(3) 
The consumer must further agree to comply with reasonable requirements to protect the Utility against further losses.
B. 
Sections 98.26 and 943.20, Wis. Stats., as relating to water service, are hereby adopted and made a part of these rules.
When premises are to be vacated, the Utility shall be notified in writing at once so that it may remove the meter and shut off the supply at the curb cock. The owner of the premises shall be liable to prosecution for any damage to the property of the Water Utility by reason of failure to notify the Utility of vacancy.
The Utility reserves the right to shut off the water in the mains temporarily to make repairs, alterations or additions to the plant or system. When the circumstances will permit of sufficient delay, the Utility will give notification, by newspaper publication or otherwise, of the discontinuance of the supply. No rebate will be allowed to consumers for such temporary suspension of supply.
It shall be the duty of the Utility to see that all open ditches for water mains, hydrants, and service pipes are properly guarded to prevent accident to any person or vehicle, and at night there shall be displayed amber signal light in such manner as will, so far as possible, ensure the safety of the public.
Contractors must ascertain for themselves the existence and location of all service pipes. Where they are removed, cut or damaged in the construction of a sewer, the contractor must at his own expense cause them to be replaced or repaired at once. He must not shut off the water service pipes from any consumer for a period exceeding six hours.
Trenches in unpaved streets shall be refilled with moist, damp earth or by means of water tamping. When water tamping is used, the water shall be turned into the trench after the first 12 inches of backfill has been placed and then the trench shall be kept flooded until the remainder of the backfill has been put in.
A. 
Protective devices in general. The owner or occupant of every premises receiving water supply shall apply and maintain suitable means of protection of the premises supply, and all appliances thereof, against damage arising in any manner from the use of the water supply, variation of water pressure, or any interruption of water supply. Particularly, such owner or occupant must protect water-cooled compressors for refrigeration systems by means of high-pressure safety cutout devices. There shall likewise be provided means for the prevention of the transmission of water ram or noise of operation of any valve or appliance through the piping of his own or adjacent premises.
B. 
Relief valves. On all closed systems (i.e., systems having a check valve, pressure regulator or reducing valve, or water filter or softener) an effective pressure relief valve shall be installed either in the top tapping or the upper side tapping of the hot water tank or on the hot water distributing pipe connection at the tank. A one-half-inch drainpipe shall be connected to the relief valve for discharge on the floor or into a sink or open drain through an air gap. No stop valve shall be placed between the hot water tank and the relief valve or on the drainpipe. (See applicable Village plumbing codes.)
C. 
Air chambers. An air chamber or approved shock absorber shall be installed at the terminus of each riser, fixture branch, or hydraulic elevator main for the prevention of undue water hammer. The air chamber shall have a diameter not less than that of the pipe it serves and a length not less than 15 diameters of said supply pipe Where possible, the air chamber should be provided at its base with a valve and rain cock for water drainage and replenishment of air.
A. 
Definition. A cross-connection shall be defined as any physical connection or arrangement between two otherwise separate systems, one of which contains potable water from the Village water system and the other water from a private source, water of unknown or questionable safety, or steam, gases, or chemicals, whereby there may be a flow from one system to the other, the direction of flow depending on the pressure differential between the two systems.
B. 
Cross-connections prohibited. No person, firm or corporation shall establish or permit to be established or maintain or permit to be maintained any cross-connection. No interconnection shall be established whereby potable water from a private, auxiliary or emergency water supply other than the regular public water supply of the Village may enter the supply or distribution system of said municipality unless such private, auxiliary or emergency water supply and the method of connection and use of such supply shall have been approved by the Water Utility and by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in accordance with Sec. NR 111.25(3), Wis. Adm. Code.
C. 
Inspections. It shall be the duty of the Water Utility to cause inspections to be made of all properties served by the public water system where cross-connection with the public water system is deemed possible. The frequency of inspections and reinspections based on potential health hazards involved shall be as established by the Water Utility and as approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
D. 
Right to inspect. Upon presentation of credentials, the representative of the Water Utility shall have the right to request entry at any reasonable time to examine any property served by a connection to the public water system of the Village for cross-connections. If entry is refused, such representative shall obtain a special inspection warrant under § 66.0119, Wis. Stats. On request, the owner, lessee or occupant of any property so served shall furnish to the inspection agency any pertinent information regarding the piping system or systems on such property.
E. 
Discontinuation of service. The Water Utility is hereby authorized and directed to discontinue water service to any property wherein any connection in violation of this section exists and to take such other precautionary measures deemed necessary to eliminate any danger of contamination of the public water system. Water service shall be discontinued only after reasonable notice and opportunity for hearing under Ch. 68, Wis. Stats., except as provided in Subsection F. Water service to such property shall not be restored until the cross-connection(s) has been eliminated in compliance with the provisions of this section.
F. 
Immediate discontinuation. If it is determined by the Water Utility that a cross-connection or an emergency endangers public health, safety or welfare and requires immediate action, and a written finding to that effect is filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer and delivered to the customer's premises, service may be immediately discontinued. The customer shall have an opportunity for hearing under Ch. 68, Wis. Stats., within 10 days of such emergency discontinuance.
G. 
State code adopted. The Village adopts by reference the State Plumbing Code of Wisconsin, being Ch. H 82, Wis. Adm. Code.
H. 
Section not to supersede other ordinances. This section does not supersede the State Plumbing Code and any Village plumbing ordinances but it supplementary to them.
A. 
Purpose. In accordance with and as required by Chs. NR 111 and NR 112, Wis. Adm. Code, and in order to prevent contamination of groundwater and to protect the public health, safety and welfare by assuring that unused, unsafe or noncomplying wells which may serve as conduits for contamination or wells which may be illegally cross-connected to the municipal water system are properly abandoned, this section is created.
B. 
Applicability. It is the intent of the Village of Orfordville that this section shall apply to all wells which are located on the premises served by the Village of Orfordville municipal water system.
C. 
Definitions. The following definitions shall be applicable in this section:
NONCOMPLYING
A well or pump installation which does not comply with the provisions of Ch. NR 112, Wis. Adm. Code, which was in effect at the time the well was constructed, a contamination source was installed, the pump was installed or work was done on either the well or pump installation.
PUMP INSTALLATION
The pump and related equipment used for withdrawing water from a well, including the discharge piping, the underground connections, pitless adapters, pressure tanks, pits, sampling faucets, and well seals or caps.
UNSAFE
A well or pump installation which produces water which is bacteriologically contaminated or contaminated with substances in excess of the standards of Ch. NR 109 or NR 140, Wis. Adm. Code, or for which a health advisory has been issued by the Department of Natural Resources.
UNUSED
A well or pump installation which is not in use or does not have a functional pumping system.
WELL
An excavation or opening into the ground made by digging, boring, drilling, driving or other methods for the purpose of obtaining groundwater for consumption or other use.
WELL ABANDONMENT
The filling or sealing of a well in accordance with the provisions of Ch. NR 112, Wis. Adm. Code.
D. 
Abandonment required. All well systems located on premises served by the municipal water system shall be abandoned in accordance with the terms and conditions of this section and Ch. NR 112, Wis. Adm. Code, within one year after notification by an authorized representative of the Village of Orfordville, or no later than one year from the date of connection to the municipal water system, whichever occurs last, unless a well operation permit has been obtained by the well owner from the Village of Orfordville.
E. 
Well operation permit.
(1) 
The Village of Orfordville may grant a permit to a private well owner to operate a well for a period not to exceed five years from the date of issuance of said permit, provided the conditions of this section are met. An owner may request renewal of a well operation permit by submitting information verifying that the conditions of this section have been met. The Village of Orfordville, or its agent, may conduct inspections or have water quality tests conducted, both of which shall be at the applicant's expense, to obtain or verify information necessary for consideration of a permit application or renewal.
(2) 
Permit applications or renewals shall be made on forms provided by the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
(3) 
The following conditions must be met for the issuance or renewal of a well operation permit:
(a) 
The well and pump installation must meet or must be upgraded to meet the requirements of Ch. NR 112, Wis. Adm. Code.
(b) 
The well construction and pump installation must have a history of producing bacteriologically safe water as evidenced by at least two samplings taken at a minimum of two weeks apart. There shall be no exception to this condition unless the Department of Natural Resources in writing approves the continued use of such well.
(c) 
There shall be no cross-connections between the well and pump installation and the municipal water system.
(d) 
The proposed use of the well and pump installation shall be justified as being necessary in addition to the water provided by the municipal water system.
F. 
Abandonment procedures.
(1) 
All wells abandoned under the jurisdiction of this section shall be abandoned in accordance with the procedures and methods set forth in Ch. NR 112, Wis. Adm. Code. All debris, pump, piping, unsealed liners and any other obstructions which may interfere with the proper sealing operations shall be removed prior to abandonment.
(2) 
An abandonment report form supplied by the Department of Natural Resources shall be submitted by the well owner to the Village Clerk-Treasurer and also to the Department of Natural Resources within 10 days of the completion of the well abandonment.
G. 
Assessment and penalty.
(1) 
Any well owner violating any provision of this section shall be subject to be punished by a forfeiture as set forth in this Code.[1] Each day of violation may be considered to be a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 1, General Provisions, § 1-5.
(2) 
If any person fails to comply with this section for more than 10 days after receiving written notice of violation, the Village may impose a penalty as described above and may further cause the well abandonment to be performed and the expense thereof to be assessed as a special tax against the property upon which the well was located.