Village of Belgium, WI
Ozaukee County
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The provisions of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission's rate and regulation file for the Village of Belgium are hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this article as fully set forth herein.
A. 
Definition. "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 Ch. NR 811, Wis. Adm. Code.
[Amended 12-5-1994 by Ord. No. 39-94]
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 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 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.
[Amended 3-8-2010 by Ord. No. 2-10]
G. 
State code adopted. The Village adopts by reference the State Plumbing Code of Wisconsin, being Ch. COMM 82, Wis. Adm. Code.
[Amended 12-5-1994 by Ord. No. 39-94]
H. 
Section not to supersede other ordinances. This section does not supersede the State Plumbing Code and any Village plumbing ordinances[1] but is supplementary to them.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 104, Building Construction.