TITLE VII. UTILITIES
CHAPTER 700: GENERAL PROVISIONS
Cross Reference)As to identity theft prevention program, ch. 140.
ARTICLE I. COMBINED WATERWORKS AND SEWERAGE SYSTEM
SECTION 700.010: WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS COMBINED
A. It is hereby found, determined and declared to be necessary for the public health, safety, welfare and benefit of the City of Goodman, Missouri, and its inhabitants that the existing waterworks of said City and the proposed sanitary sewerage system of said City and all future improvements and extensions thereto be combined and that they shall thenceforth be operated and maintained as a combined waterworks and sewerage system.
B. The existing waterworks of the City of Goodman, Missouri, and the proposed sanitary sewerage system of said City of Goodman, Missouri, and all future improvements and extensions thereto, whether to the waterworks or to the sewerage system or to both, shall be and the same are combined and it is hereby declared that said waterworks and said sewerage system and all future improvements and extensions thereto as aforesaid thenceforth be operated and maintained as a combined waterworks and sewerage system. (Ord. No. 79 §§1)2, 8-11-64)
CHAPTER 705: WATER REGULATIONS
ARTICLE I. WATERWORKS SYSTEM
SECTION 705.010: RULES AND REGULATIONS TO GOVERN WATER SERVICES
The following rules and regulations are hereby adopted to govern the water services furnished by the municipality in a uniform manner for the benefit of the municipality and its water users. They are subject to change from time to time. All such changes must be approved by the State Director of the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture or his/her successor so long as the municipality has unpaid obligations which are held by or insured by the United States of America. If any portion of these rules shall be declared invalid by competent authority, such voidance shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions. (Ord. No. 91 §1, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.020: DEFINITIONS
Definitions. The following expressions, when used herein, will have the meanings stated below:
APPLICANT: Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation or other agency owning land within the municipality applying for a water user's agreement.
BOARD: The Board of Aldermen of the municipality.
MUNICIPALITY: The City of Goodman, Missouri.
POINT OF DELIVERY: The point of delivery shall be at the meter, unless otherwise specified in the water user's agreement.
SERVICE: The term, when used in connection with the supply of water, shall mean the availability for use by the water user of water adequate to meet the water user's requirement. Service shall be considered as available when the municipality maintains the water supply at normal pressure at the point of delivery in readiness for the water user's use, regardless of whether or not the water user makes use of it.
STATE DIRECTOR: The State Director of the Farmers Home Administration for Missouri, United States Department of Agriculture or his/her successor.
WATER SERVICE: Water service shall consist of facilities for supplying water to one (1) residence or business establishment located on land within the municipality or outside the municipality if user furnished connection to system at municipality boundary or at nearest available connecting point within the municipal limits.
WATER USER: Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation or other agency receiving water and water services or to whom water services are made available from the municipal facilities pursuant to a written water user's agreement.
WATER USER'S AGREEMENT: The written agreement or contract between the water user and the municipality pursuant to which water is supplied or made available. (Ord. No. 91 §2, 3-28-
SECTION 705.030: RATE SCHEDULES
Rate schedules for water and water service are fixed by the Board. The rate schedule is subject to change by action of the Board with the approval of the State Director. If a provision of the rate schedule should conflict with a provision of the rules and regulations, the provision of the rate schedule shall prevail. If the total amount of revenue and income derived from the collection of the water rates and charges is insufficient to meet the payment of the cost of operation, maintenances, depreciation, necessary extensions and enlargements and payment of the principal and interest on any general and revenue bonds, then outstanding, with their attendant obligations pursuant to the terms of the bonds and authorizing resolutions, the Board will increase the water rates for the first (1st) month thereafter to amount sufficient to meet these costs and obligations. (Ord. No. 91 §3, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.040: APPLICATIONS
Applicants for water users' agreements shall make application to the Clerk of the municipality. (Ord. No. 91 §4, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.050: READINESS TO ACCEPT SERVICE
Before installing a service extension and providing water, the Board may require the applicant to install pipe in his/her home and be in readiness to accept service. (Ord. No. 91 §5, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.060: SERVICES FOR SOLE USE OF WATER USER
A standard water service connection is for the sole use of the water user and does not permit the extension of pipes to transfer water from one (1) property to any other consumer. If an emergency or specific situation should make such an arrangement advisable, it shall be done only on specific written permission of the Board for the duration of the emergency. (Ord. No. 91 §6, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.070: AGREEMENTS WITH GOVERNMENTAL AND PUBLIC BODIES
The Board may make specific water service contracts with the United State of America and its agencies, the State of Missouri and its agencies, school districts and municipal corporations and private institutional users differing from stipulations set out in the rate schedule and rules. Such contracts must receive written approval by the State Director before being placed in effect. (Ord.No. 91 §7, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.080: RIGHT OF ACCESS
Representatives of municipality shall have the right at all reasonable hours to enter upon the water user's premises to read and test meters, inspect piping and to perform other duties for the maintenance and operation of service or to remove its meters and equipment upon discontinuance of service by the water user. (Ord. No. 91 §8, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.090: CONTINUITY OF SERVICE
A. The municipality will make all reasonable efforts to supply continuous, uninterrupted service. However, it shall have the right to interrupt service for the purpose of making repairs, connections, extensions or for other necessary work. Efforts will be made to notify each water user who may be affected by such interruptions, but the municipality will not accept responsibility for losses which may occur due to such necessary interruptions.
B. The municipality does not accept responsibility for losses which may occur due to interruptions of service for any cause. (Ord. No. 91 §9, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.100: METERS
Meters will be furnished, installed, owned, inspected, tested and kept in proper operating condition by the municipality without cost to the water user, except that each water user shall pay a connection fee set by the Board which shall not be refundable. A complete record of tests and histories of meters will be kept. Meter tests will be made according to methods of the American Waterworks Association by the municipality as often as deemed necessary by the Board. (Ord.No. 91 §10, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.110: METER ACCURACY
Service meter errors which do not exceed two percent (2%) fast or slow shall be considered as being within the allowable limits of accuracy for billing purposes. The percentage of error will be considered as that arrived at by taking the average of the error at full load and that at ten percent (10%) load, unless a water user's rate of usage is known to be practically constant in which case the error at such constant use will be used. (Ord. No. 91 §11, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.120: METER LOCATION
Meters shall be set in an accessible place on the outside of buildings except where otherwise directed by the municipality. All meters shall be set horizontally and never be connected into a vertical pipe. Meters outside of buildings shall be placed in meter boxes furnished and installed by the municipality. (Ord. No. 91 §12, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.130: BILLS
Bills will be rendered for service by the first (1st) day of the month following that in which the service was rendered as set forth in the rate schedule. Service bills not paid by the sixteenth(16th) of the month shall be subject to a ten percent (10%) late charge. Failure of the municipality to submit a service bill shall not excuse the water user from his/her obligation to pay for the water used when the bill is submitted. Failure to pay a bill before the fourth (4th) Monday of the same month that the bill is rendered will result in immediate disconnection. (Ord.No. 91 §13, 3-28-67; Ord. No. 2007-392 §1, 11-5-07; Ord. No. 2010-422 §1, 1-5-10)
SECTION 705.135: JOINT RESPONSIBILITY OF LANDLORD AND TENANT FOR PAYMENT OF SERVICES
The occupant and user of the premises receiving water and sewage services or either of them and the owner of said premises shall be jointly and severally liable to pay for such services rendered on said premises. The City shall have the power to sue the occupant or the owner or both of such real estate in a civil action to receive any sums due for such services plus a reasonable attorney fee to be fixed by the court. When a tenant is delinquent in payment for thirty (30) days, the City shall make a good faith effort to notify the owner of the premises receiving such service of the delinquency and the amount thereof. Any notice of termination of service shall be sent to both the occupant and owner of the premises receiving such service. When an occupant is delinquent more than ninety (90) days, the owner shall not be liable for sums due for more than ninety (90) days of service. (Ord. No. 1999-320, 11-16-99; Ord. No. 2005-369, 9-20-05)
SECTION 705.140: RECONNECTION CHARGES
The reconnection charge for restoration of service, if reconnection is authorized and approved under the provisions of the ordinances of the municipality after each suspension of service because of delinquent payment or for other infraction of these rules, shall be the unpaid amount plus a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) reconnection fee. (Ord. No. 91 §14, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.150: REQUESTED METER TESTS
Meter tests requested by water users will be preformed without cost to the water user if the meter is found to be in excess of two percent (2%) fast. Otherwise, the water user for whom the requested test was made will be charged the cost of making the test. (Ord. No. 91 §15, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.160: RESPONSIBILITY OF WATER USER
The water user shall be responsible for any damage to the meter installed for his/her service from any cause other than normal wear and tear. (Ord. No. 91 §16, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.170: CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY
It shall be the water user's responsibility to anticipate any change of occupancy and to withdrawthe balance of the meter deposit less any amount due the municipality. Until such withdrawal is made, the original water user shall be responsible for payment of services. (Ord. No. 91 §17,3-28-67)
SECTION 705.180: MAIN EXTENSIONS)FUTURE CONNECTIONS
In extending water mains to furnish service to an applicant or in making a connection to an existing main for an applicant after the completion of the original waterworks of the municipality, the charge for such connection shall be a connection fee set by the Board which is subject to adjustment to take into consideration the average cost of the entire system to each water user at the discretion of the Board. The municipality shall not be obligated to extend its mains to render service, however except at the discretion of the Board and unless sufficient funds are available in the renewal and extension fund of the waterworks to finance the entire cost of such extension. (Ord. No. 91 §18, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.190: SERVICES
The land owner applying for water under this Article will install all water service pipes and accessories from the City's mains to the meters on said property abutting the right-of-way along which the mains are installed. Said installation shall be at the land owner's expense. The City shall monitor and approve the installation of the service pipes and accessories from the main to the water meter. In no way shall a land owner's connection to the main be installed without express approval and oversight of the City subject to the terms of this Article. The owner shall also be responsible for the installation of water service pipes from the meter to the business, residence or other facility accepting City water service. Service pipes shall not be less than threequarter (¾) inch in size. The municipality shall install a municipality cock, meter and meter setting. The meter will be set in the front of the premises to be served or at the closest point of the water user's premises as designated by the municipality. It shall be the land owner'sresponsibility to maintain the line from its access at the water main to the premises. The landowner shall keep said connection in good repair. (Ord. No. 91 §19, 3-28-67; Ord. No. 2003-348§19, 6-17-03)
SECTION 705.200: METER DEPOSIT
All water users of said municipality and applicants thereof shall make a service deposit before connecting any water service lines to the water lines and meters of said municipality. This meter deposit shall be established by ordinance and is in addition to the connection fee. The Board may establish a standard meter deposit and then adjust it for special cases such as business establishment users requiring a large volume of water, special meters, etc. (Ord. No. 91 §20, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.210: RATE FOR TANK SALES
The Board has the exclusive power to authorize tank sales or sales in bulk of water from such supply heads and such rates as it may designate. (Ord. No. 91 §21, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.220: APPLICANTS HAVING EXCESSIVE REQUIREMENTS
In the event any applicant's requirements are found to exceed the municipality's ability to supply it from the existing plant without adversely affecting service to other water users to an unreasonable extent, the municipality will not be obligated to render such service, unless and until suitable self-liquidating financing is arranged to cover necessary investment in additional plant. (Ord. No. 91 §22, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.230: NO CONNECTION WITH PRIVATE WATER SYSTEMS
There shall be no physical connection between any private water system and the water system of the municipality. Representatives of the municipality shall have the right at all reasonable hours to enter upon water user's premises for the purpose of inspection and enforcement of this provision. Violation of this provision shall constitute cause for disconnection of a water user's service. (Ord. No. 91 §23, 3-28-67)
SECTION 705.240: WATER SHORTAGE
In the event the total water supply shall be insufficient to meet all of the needs of the water users or in the event there is a shortage of water, the municipality may prorate the water available to the various users on such basis as is deemed equitable by the Board and may also prescribe a schedule of hours, covering the use of water for purposes specified in such ordinance and require adherence there or prohibit the use of water for certain specified purposes if any time the total water supply shall be insufficient to meet all of the needs of all water users for domestic and livestock purposes before supplying water for other purpose. (Ord. No. 91 §24, 3-28-67)
ARTICLE II. WATER RATES
SECTION 705.250: WATER RATES
The rate for water service to customers of the waterworks is constructed by the Aldermen of Goodman, Missouri, and shall be as follows:
Water Usage In Gallons
The water rate is thirteen dollars fifty cents ($13.50) for the first one thousand (1,000) gallons and three dollars fifty cents ($3.50) per thousand after the first one thousand (1,000) gallons. (Ord. No. 177 §1, 10-21-80; Ord. No. 2006-374 §1, 4-3-06; Ord. No. 2011-432 §1, 4-19-11)
SECTION 705.252: COMMERCIAL WATER RATES
The Board of Aldermen of the City of Goodman, Missouri, sets the rate for water service for commercial water customers as follows:
The minimum is 1,000 gallons of water The rate is $13.50
Minimum to 50,000 gallons of water The rate per 1,000 gallons is $3.50
50,001 to 100,000 gallons of water The rate per 1,000 gallons is $3.00
All over 100,001 gallons of water The rate per 1,000 gallons is $2.00
(Ord. No. 2006-381 §1, 8-15-06; Ord. No. 2011-433 §1, 4-19-11)
SECTION 705.260: WATER USER AGREEMENTS)CONNECTION FEE
A. Water users signing water user agreements on or prior to December 1, 1970, shall be required to pay a pre-installation connection fee of zero dollars ($0.00). Water users signing water user agreements after December 1, 1970, shall be required to pay a pre-installation connection fee of five dollars ($5.00) subject to adjustment as per Section 705.180 of the rules and regulations of the municipality. Water users shall be required to pay the cost of making the connection from the meter to the user's building. Failure of the user to make such connection within thirty (30) days from the installation of the meter connection shall result in forfeiture of both the connection fee and meter deposit. In addition to the charges for reconnection computed in accordance with Section 705.140 of the rules and regulations, there shall be a reconnection fee of five dollars ($5.00) paid for such reconnection.
B. All purchasers of improved real estate within the City limits of Goodman, Missouri, which real estate is connected with the waterworks system shall at the time of acquisition of the water meter for said owned premises deposit with the City of Goodman, Missouri, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) which deposit shall be held to insure payment by such owner of the water charges which are provided by the previous ordinance by the City of Goodman, Missouri.
C. All lessees, tenants or renters of improved real estate within the City limits of Goodman, Missouri, which real estate is connected with the waterworks system shall at the time of acquisition of the water meter for said rented, leased or occupied real estate deposit with the City of Goodman, Missouri, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) which deposit shall be held to insure payment by such lessee, occupant or tenant of the water charges which are provided by the previous ordinance by the City of Goodman, Missouri.
D. Such purchaser, renter or lessee, upon the sale or termination of the lease hold estate in said real property, provided said person is current in payment of all water charges shall, upon proof of termination of occupancy and/or ownership, receive a refund of his/her water deposit. (Ord. No. 91A §2, 3-28-67; Ord. No. 169 §2, 9-5-78; Ord. No. 2006-377 §1, 6-6-06)
ARTICLE III. WATER PERMITS
SECTION 705.270: WATER PERMITS
The purchase cost for one (1) inch water permits from the City of Goodman, Missouri, shall be increased to the sum of four hundred fifty dollars ($450.00) per one (1) inch water permit. (Ord. No. 1990-248, 3-20-90; Ord. No. 2006-371 §1, 1-3-06)
ARTICLE IV. WELLS
SECTION 705.280: WATER WELLS
Whenever property is located within the corporate City limits of Goodman, Missouri, cannot be served by City water, then the property owner may apply for a permit to construct and install a private well upon the subject property. Preliminary approval for subject permit must be received by the City Public Works Director. Final approval for a well project shall be made by the Board of Aldermen in and for the City of Goodman upon a majority vote of a quorum of elder persons upon motion duly made during meeting of same. (Ord. No. 2002-342, 8-27-02)
CHAPTER 710: SEWERS
ARTICLE I. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SEWERS
SECTION 710.010: DEFINITIONS
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Chapter shall be as follows:
BOD (DENOTING BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND): The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees Centigrade (20EC), expressed in milligrams per liter.
BUILDING DRAIN: That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning five (5) feet (one and one-half (1.5) meters) outside the inner face of the building wall.
BUILDING SEWER: The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
COMBINED SEWER: A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
GARBAGE: Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from handling, storage and sale of produce.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES: The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
NATURAL OUTLET: Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
PERSON: Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
pH: The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE: The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers with no particle greater than one-half (½) inch (one and twenty-seven hundredths (1.27) centimeters) in any dimension.
PUBLIC SEWER: A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights and is controlled by public authority.
SANITARY SEWER: A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SEWAGE: A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface and stormwaters
as may be present.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT: Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
SEWAGE WORKS: All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
SEWER: A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
SHALL: Is mandatory; MAY: Is permissive.
SLUG: Any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer than fifteen (15) minutes more than five (5) times the average twenty-four (24) hour concentration or flows during normal operation.
STORM DRAIN (SOMETIMES TERMED STORM SEWER): A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes, other than unpolluted cooling water.
SUPERINTENDENT: The Superintendent of Sewage Works and of Water Works of the City of Goodman or his/her authorized deputy, agent or representative.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS: Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
WATERCOURSE: A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently. (Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. I §§1)22, 5-16-89)
SECTION 710.020: USE OF PUBLIC SEWERS REQUIRED
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the City of Goodman, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City of Goodman, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
B. It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City of Goodman, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City of Goodman, any sewage or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this Article.
C. Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage.
D. The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human employment, recreation, dwelling or other purposes situated within the City of Goodman and abutting any street, alley or right-of- way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the City of Goodman, it is hereby required that the owner at his/her expense shall install suitable toilet facilities therein and shall connect said facilities directly to the proper public sewer mains in accordance with the provision of this Article within ninety (90) days after the date official notice is issued to do so, the owner shall be responsible for the cost of maintenance and repair of said sewer connection to the public main. It shall also be the duty of the owner to insure that the owner's connection to the main is at all times in good repair. (Ord.No. 1989-243 Art. II §§1)4, 5-16-89; Ord. No. 2003-349 §4, 6-17-03)
SECTION 710.030: PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM
A. Generally. Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of Section 710.020(D), the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this Article.
B. Permit. Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Superintendent. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of ten dollars ($10.00) shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
C. Inspection. A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Superintendent. He/she shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of the construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within forty-eight (48) hours of the receipt of notice by the Superintendent.
D. Compliance With State Standards. Tile type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health of the State of Missouri. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than seven thousand six hundred (7,600) square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
E. Availability Of Public Sewers. At such time as public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system as provided in Section 710.030, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this Article and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
F. Owner To Maintain. The owner shall operate and maintain the private disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times at no expense to the City.
G. Additional Requirements. No statement contained in this Article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.
H. Connection Of Building Sewers. When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to said sewer within ninety (90) days and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt. (Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. III §§1)8, 5-16-89)
SECTION 710.040: BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTION
A. Permit. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent.
B. Classification Of Permits. There shall be two (2) classes of building server permits: (a) for residential and commercial service, and (b) for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his/her agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the City. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for a residential or commercial building sewer permit and twentyfive dollars ($25.00) for an industrial building sewer permit shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
C. Costs Borne By Owner. All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
D. Each Building Served By Separate Sewer. A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building except where one (1) building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, courtyard or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one (1) building sewer.
E. Use Of Old Building Sewers. Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this Article.
F. Construction Standards. The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench shall all conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Code or other applicable rules or regulations of the City. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification hereof, the materials anal procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
G. Elevation Of Building Sewer. Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.
H. Illegal Connections. No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, interior and exterior foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or ground water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
I. Compliance With Requirements. The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Code or other applicable rules and regulations of the City or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and the W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Superintendent before installation.
J. Inspection. The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his/her representative.
K. Safeguarding Excavations. All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the City. (Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. IV §§1)11, 5-16-89)
SECTION 710.050: USE OF THE PUBLIC SEWERS
A. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, including interior and exterior foundation drains, uncontaminated cooling water or unpolluted industrial process water to any sanitary sewer.
B. Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Superintendent. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the Superintendent, to a storm sewer, combined sewer or natural outlet.
C. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewers:
1. Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
2. Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a public nuisance or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant, including, but not limited to, cyanides in excess of two (2) mg/l as CN in the wastes as discharged to the public sewer.
3. Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than five and five-tenths (5.5) or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the sewage works.
4. Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works such as, but not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers,tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails, and paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
5. Any waters or wastes having
a. A five (5) day BOD greater than three hundred (300) parts per million weight, or
b. Containing more than three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight of suspended solids, or
c. Having an average daily flow greater than two percent (2%) of the average sewage flow of the City, shall be subject to the review of the Superintendent. Where necessary in the opinion of the Superintendent, the owner shall provide at his/her expense, such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to
a. Reduce the biochemical oxygen demand to two hundred forty (240) parts per million by weight, or
b. Reduce the suspended solids to two hundred forty (240) parts per million by weight, or
c. Control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or wastes. Plans, specifications, and any other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment facilities shall be submitted for the approval of the Superintendent, and no construction of such facilities shall be commenced until said approvals are obtained in writing.
D. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters, or wastes if it appears likely, in the opinion of the Superintendent, that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process, or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream, or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property, or constitute a nuisance. In forming his/her opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Superintendent will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment plant, degree of treatability of wastes in the sewage treatment plant, and other pertinent factors. The substances prohibited are:
1. Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit (150EF)(65EC).
2. Any water or wastes containing fats, wax, grease, or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of one hundred (100) mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two degrees (32E) and one hundred fifty degrees (150E) Fahrenheit (0 and 65EC).
3. Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of three-fourths (¾) horsepower (0.76 hp metric) or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent.
4. Any waters or wastes containing strong acid iron pickling wastes, or concentrated plating solutions, whether neutralized or not.
5. Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc, and similar objectionable or toxic substances; or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine requirement, to such degree that any such material received in the composite sewage at the sewage treatment works exceeds the limits established by the Superintendent for such materials.
6. Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste- or odor-producing substances, in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the Superintendent as necessary, after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of State, Federal, or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters.
7. Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Superintendent in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations.
8. Any waters or wastes having a pH in excess of 9.5.
9. Materials which exert or cause:
a. Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as, but not limited to, Fullers earth, lime slurries, and lime residues) or of dissolved solids (such as, but not limited to, sodium chloride or sodium sulfate).
b. Excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions).
c. Unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand, or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment works.
d. Unusual volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting "slugs" as defined herein:
10. Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed or are amenable to treatment only to such degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
E. Options Of Superintendent. If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in Subsection (D) of this Section and which, in the judgment of the Superintendent, may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment or receiving waters or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the Superintendent may:
1. Reject the wastes;
2. Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers;
3. Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge; and/or
4. Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges under the provisions of Subsection (J) of this Section. If the Superintendent permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent and subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances and laws.
F. Grease, Oil And Sand Interceptors. Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Superintendent, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients, except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Superintendent and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
G. Preliminary Treatment. Where preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his/her expense.
H. Manhole)When Required. When required by the Superintendent, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole, together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer, to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his/her expense and shall be maintained by him/her so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
I. Measurements, Tests And Analyses. All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this Article shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater" published by the American Public Health Association and shall be determined at the control manhole provided or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect or constituents upon the sewage works and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb and property. (The particular analyses involved will determine whether a twenty-four (24) hour composite of all outfalls of a premise is appropriate or whether a grab sample or samples should be taken. Normally, but not always, BOD and suspended solids analyses are obtained from twenty-four (24) hour composites of all outfalls whereas pHs are determined from periodic grab samples.)
J. Special Agreement. No statement contained in this Article shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the City and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the City for treatment, subject to payment therefore by the industrial concern. (Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. V §§1)10, 5-16- 89)
SECTION 710.060: DAMAGING SEWAGE WORKS
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is part of the sewage works. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct. (Ord. No. 1989-243 Art. VI §1, 5-16-89)
SECTION 710.070: AUTHORITY TO ENTER PROPERTY TO INSPECT
A. The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this Article. The Superintendent or his/her representatives shall have no authority to inquire into any processes, including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining, ceramic, paper or other industries, beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterways or facilities for waste treatment.
B. While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Subsection (A) above, the Superintendent or duly authorized employees of the City shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the City employees and the City shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by the City employee and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions as required in Section 710.050.
C. The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the City holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, of said easement shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved. (Ord. No.1989-243 Art. VII §§1)3, 5-16-89)
ARTICLE II. SEWER RATES
SECTION 710.080: SEWER RATES)OPERATION OF SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
Sewer Usage In Gallons
Every thousand after twenty thousand (20,000) is an additional three dollars forty-six cents ($3.46) per thousand gallons. (Ord. No. 91A §1, 3-28-67; Ord. No. 182, 12-2-80; Ord. No. 2006-373 §1, 2-7-06; Ord. No. 2008-404 §1, 3-18-08; Ord. No. 2011-431 §1, 4-19-11)
ARTICLE III. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
SECTION 710.090: OWNERS OF IMPROVED REAL ESTATE WITHIN CITY LIMITS
TO CONNECT WITH SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM)NOTICE)FAILURE TO COMPLY
A. All owners of improved real estate abutting upon or adjoining any sanitary sewer system as now established or built or which shall hereafter be established or built are hereby required to connect their premises and houses with such sewers as are in the alley or street on which their property abuts or adjoins and to do so in the manner prescribed by other ordinances of this City and all such premises and houses not connected with sanitary sewers are hereby declared to be nuisances.
B. Any owner, agent or occupant of real estate mentioned in the preceding Subsection who shall fail after thirty (30) days' written notice served on him/her or in the case of a corporation, served on any officer thereof or person in occupancy of such real estate, such service to be made personally by the Marshal of this City or by certified United States mail sent by the City Clerk, to begin and to prosecute diligently to completion a sanitary sewer system as required in the foregoing Subsection of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine as provided in Section 100.220 of this Code.
C. In case the owner of real estate required to be connected with the sanitary sewer as set out in this Article is a non-resident of the City or one who cannot be found within the City of Goodman, the provisions for notice of the preceding Subsection will be complied with by serving such notice within the City of Goodman upon the agent handling such property or upon any occupant therein of the age of twenty-one (21) or more or by certified United States mail properly addressed to the last known address of such owner. (Ord. No. 114 §§1)3, 12-9-69)
SECTION 710.100: IMPROVED REAL ESTATE CONNECTED WITH SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM)DEPOSITS REQUIRED BY PURCHASERS, TENANTS, ETC., TO SECURE PAYMENT OF SEWER BILLINGS
A. All purchasers of improved real estate within the City limits of Goodman, Missouri, which real estate is connected with sanitary sewer system shall at the time of acquisition of the water meter for said owned premises deposit with the City of Goodman, Missouri, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) which deposit shall be held to insure payment by such owner of the sewer charges which are provided by the previous ordinance by the City of Goodman, Missouri.
B. All lessees, tenants or renters of improved real estate within the City limits of Goodman, Missouri, which real estate is connected with the sanitary sewer system shall at the time of acquisition of the water meter for said rented, leased or occupied real estate deposit with the City of Goodman, Missouri, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) which deposit shall be held to insure payment by such lessee, occupant or tenant of the sewer charges which are provided by the previous ordinance by the City of Goodman, Missouri.
C. Such purchaser, renter or lessee, upon the sale or termination of the lease hold estate in said real property, provided said person is current in payment of all sewer charges, shall, upon proof of termination of occupancy and/or ownership, receive a refund of his/her sewer deposit. (Ord. No. 1990-251 §§1)2, 8-21-90; Ord. No. 1999-321 §§1)3, 11-16-99)
CHAPTER 715: USER CHARGE SYSTEM
Cross Reference)Bond ordinances referred to in this chapter are on file in the city offices.
SECTION 715.010: PURPOSE
It is determined and declared to be necessary and conducive to the protection of the public health, safety, welfare and convenience of the City to collect rates, fees and charges for the use of and services provided by the system. The proceeds of such charges so derived will be used for the purpose of operating and maintaining the system; paying the principal of and interest on all revenue bonds or other obligations of the City now outstanding or hereinafter issued or incurred ("revenue bonds" as hereinafter defined) that are payable solely from the revenues of the system (the "system revenues" as hereinafter defined); and providing funds sufficient to meet the requirements of the ordinances of the City authorizing the issuance of the revenue bonds (the"bond ordinances" as hereinafter defined), including replacement of the system. (Ord. No. 1989-244 Art. I, 5-16-89)
SECTION 715.020: DEFINITIONS
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Chapter shall be as follows:
BOD (DENOTING BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND): The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees Celsius (20EC), expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/l).
BOND ORDINANCES: The ordinances duly adopted by the Governing Body of the City which authorize the issuance of revenue bonds.
NON-RESIDENTIAL CONTRIBUTOR: Any contributor to or user of the system whose lot, parcel of real estate or building is served by a water meter larger than three-quarter (¾) inch.
NORMAL DOMESTIC WASTEWATER: Wastewater that has a BOD concentration of not more than two hundred forty (240) mg/l and a suspended solids concentration of not more than two hundred forty (240) mg/l.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE: All expenditures during the useful life of the system for materials, labor, utilities and other items which are necessary for managing and maintaining the system to achieve the capacity and performance for which the system was designed and constructed; provided however, that the terms "operation and maintenance" shall also have the meaning given to them by the bond ordinances and in the event of any conflict in the meaning hereinabove prescribed and the terms of the bond ordinances, the bond ordinances shall govern.
REPLACEMENT: Expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of the system to maintain the capacityand performance for which the system was designed and constructed; provided however, that the term "replacement" shall also have the meaning given to it by the bond ordinances and in the event of any conflict in the meaning hereinabove prescribed and the terms of the bond ordinances, the bond ordinances shall govern.
RESIDENTIAL CONTRIBUTOR: Any contributor to or user of the system whose lot, parcel of real estate or building is served by a three-quarter (¾) inch water meter or less.
REVENUE BONDS: All bonds or other obligations of the City now outstanding or hereinafter issued which are payable solely from system revenues.
SHALL: Is mandatory; MAY: Is permissive.
SS (DENOTING SUSPENDED SOLIDS): Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
SYSTEM: The sewerage system of the City consisting of all properties and assets, real and personal and tangible and intangible, of the City now or hereafter existing which are held or used for the purpose of collecting and treating sewerage including, but not limited to, the City's treatment facilities and all collection lines and equipment connected therewith.
SYSTEM REVENUES: All income and revenues derived by the City from the operation of the system.
TREATMENT FACILITIES: That part of the system consisting of any devices and systems for the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of municipal sewage, domestic sewage or liquid industrial wastes. These include intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, individual systems, pumping, power and other equipment and their appurtenances; extensions improvement, remodeling, additions and alterations thereof; elements essential to provide a reliable recycled supply such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities; and any works, including site acquisition of the land that will be an integral part of the treatment process or is used for ultimate disposal of residues resulting from such treatment (including land for composition sludge, temporary storage of such compost and land used for the storage of treated wastewater in land treatment systems before land application); or any other method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating or disposing of municipal waste or industrial waste, including waste in combined stormwater and sanitary sewer systems.
USEFUL LIFE: The estimated period during which the treatment facilities will be operated.
USER CHARGE: That portion of the total system revenues which is levied and collected in a proportional and adequate manner to pay the cost of operation and maintenance, to pay the principal of and interest on the revenue bonds and to meet all requirements of the bond ordinances, including the cost of replacement.
WATER METER: A water volume measuring and recording device furnished and/or installed by the City of Goodman or furnished and/ or installed by a user and approved by the City of Goodman. (Ord. No. 1989-244 Art. II §§1)16, 5-16-89)
SECTION 715.030: USER CHARGE SYSTEM)GENERALLY
A. Unless otherwise provided by the bond ordinances, the user charges shall be collected and disbursed as provided by this Section.
B. The user charge system shall generate adequate annual system revenues to pay costs of operation and maintenance, to pay principal of and interest on the revenue bonds and to provide funds to meet the requirements of the bond ordinances, including replacement, which the City may by ordinance designate or have designated to be paid by the user charge system.
C. That portion of the total user charge collected which is to be for operation and maintenance and, after meeting the requirements of the bond ordinances, for replacement shall be deposited in two (2) separate non-lapsing funds and accounts as follows:
1. An account designated for the specific purpose of defraying operation and maintenance costs (excluding replacement) of the system (operation and maintenance account).
2. After making the deposits required by the bond ordinances in an account designated for the specific purpose of ensuring replacement needs over the useful life of the system (replacement account), deposits in the replacement account shall be made monthly in the amount of nine hundred two dollars fifty-eight cents ($902.58) each month.
D. Fiscal year-end balances in the operation and maintenance account and the replacement account shall be carried over to the same accounts in the subsequent fiscal year and shall be used for no other purpose than those designated for these accounts. Monies which have been transferred from other sources to meet temporary shortages in the operation and maintenance account and the replacement account shall be returned to their respective accounts upon appropriate adjustment of the user charge rates for operation and maintenance and for replacement. The user charge rates shall be adjusted such that the transferred monies will be returned to their respective accounts within the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the monies were borrowed.(Ord. No. 1989-244 Art. III §§1)4, 5-16-89)
SECTION 715.040: BASIS OF CHARGES
A. This Article will set the rates to be charged to users for the collection and treatment of sewerage. Each user shall pay for the sewerage collection and treatment provided by the City based on his/her use of the system as determined by water meters acceptable to the City.
B. For residential contributors, monthly user charges for the collection and treatment of sewage will be based on monthly water usage. For industrial and commercial contributors, user charges for the collection and treatment of sewerage shall be based on water used during the current month. If a commercial or industrial contributor has a consumptive user of water or in some other manner uses water which is not returned to the wastewater collection system, the user charge for that contributor may be based on a wastewater meter or separate water meters installed and maintained at the contributor's expense and in a manner acceptable to the City.
C. For those contributors who contribute wastewater, the strength of which is greater than normal domestic sewage, a surcharge in addition to the normal user charge will be collected.
The surcharge is:Sixty-two cents ($0.62) per pound BOD; and forty-two cents ($0.42) per pound SS.
D. Any user which discharges any toxic pollutants which cause an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or the sludge from the City's system or any water user which discharges any substances which singly or by interaction with other substances causes identifiable increases in the cost of operation, maintenance or replacement of the system shall pay for such increased costs. The charge to each such user shall be as determined by the treatment plant operator and approved by the Board of Aldermen.
E. The user charge rates established in this Article apply to all users, regardless of their location,of the City's system. (Ord. No. 1989-244 Art. IV §§1)6, 5-16-89)
SECTION 715.050: BILLING PROCEDURE
A. All users will be billed monthly with their water bill and delinquency will be in accordance with the policy established for non-payment of water bills. In accordance with established City policy, non-payment may result in the termination of water and sewer service until such bill is paid.
B. It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to notify the Board of Aldermen of all such delinquent accounts and said Board of Aldermen shall proceed immediately to cause sewer service to each customer to be discontinued. (Ord. No. 1989-244 Art. VI, 5-16-89)
SECTION 715.060: APPLICATION FOR SEWERAGE SERVICES
Application for sewerage services shall be made to the City Clerk by the owner or occupant of the property to be served. Upon approval of such application, the applicant shall have the right to connect with sewerage collection facilities. The Board of Aldermen may prescribe a connection fee to be paid by such applicant at the time of application. The City shall have theright to inspect all such connections and to reject such connections due to poor workmanship or inadequate materials. (Ord. No. 1989-244 Art. VII, 5-16-89)
SECTION 715.070: RESPONSIBILITY OF USER
The user of each premise receiving sewer service shall be held responsive for the proper use of the system. Plumbing facilities that are to be connected to the sewerage system shall be installed in accordance with the National Plumbing Code and shall be inspected for compliance by a designated representative of the City before any connection is made. No grease, petroleum products, milk, whey, paints, acids, chemicals, metals, animal wastes, food products or other materials detrimental to the treatment facilities and process shall be discharged into the system. (Ord. No. 1989-244 Art. VIII §2, 5-16-89)
SECTION 715.080: ANNUAL REVIEW OF USER CHARGE SYSTEM
A. The City will review the user charge system each year and revise user charge rates as necessary to ensure that the system generates adequate revenues to pay the costs of operation and maintenance, to pay principal of and interest on the revenue bonds and to provide funds to meet the requirements of the bond ordinances, including replacement, and that the system continues to provide for the proportional distribution of operation and maintenance and replacement costs among users and user classes.
B. The City will notify each user at least annually, in conjunction with a regular bill, of the rate(s) being charged for water service and for sewerage service. (Ord. No. 1989-244 Art. IX, 5-16-89)
CHAPTER 720: CROSS-CONNECTION CONTROL
SECTION 720.010: CROSS-CONNECTION CONTROL)GENERAL POLICY
A. Purpose. The purpose of this Chapter is:
1. To protect the public potable water supply from contamination or pollution by containing within the consumer's internal distribution system or private water system contaminants or pollutants which could backflow through the service connection into the public potable water supply system.
2. To promote the elimination, containment, isolation or control of existing cross-connections, actual or potential, between the public or consumer's potable water system and non-potable water systems, plumbing fixtures and industrial process systems.
3. To provide for the maintenance of a continuing program of cross-connection control which will systematically and effectively prevent the contamination or pollution of all potable water systems.
B. Application. This Chapter shall apply to all premises served by the public potable water system of the City of Goodman, Missouri.
C. Policy. This Chapter will be reasonably interpreted by the Water Purveyor. It is the Water Purveyor's intent to recognize the varying degrees of hazard and to apply the principle that the degree of protection shall be commensurate with the degree of hazard. The Water Purveyor shall be primarily responsible for protection of the public potable waterdistribution system from contamination or pollution due to backflow of contaminants or pollutants through the water service connection. The cooperation of all consumers is required to implement and maintain the program to control cross-connections. The Water Purveyor and consumer are jointly responsible for preventing contamination of the water system. If, in the judgment of the Water Purveyor or their authorized representative, cross-connection protection is required through either piping modification or installation of an approved backflow prevention device, due notice shall be given to the consumer. The consumer shall immediately comply by providing the required protection at their own expense; and failure, refusal or inability on the part of the consumer to provide such protection shall constitute grounds for discontinuing water service to the premises until such protection has been provided. (Ord. No. 2009-414 §I,3-17-09)
SECTION 720.020: DEFINITIONS
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
AIR-GAP SEPARATION: The unobstructed vertical distance through the free atmosphere between the lowest opening from any pipe or faucet supplying water to a tank, plumbing fixture or other device and the overflow level rim of the receptacle and shall be at least double the diameter of the supply pipe measured vertically above the flood level rim of the vessel, but in no case less than one (1) inch. 368.2 § 720.020 Goodman City Code § 720.020
AUXILIARY WATER SUPPLY: Any water source or system, other than the public water supply, that may be available in the building or premises.
BACKFLOW: The flow, other than the intended direction of flow, of any foreign liquids, gases or substances into the distribution system of a public water supply.
BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY: Any double-check valve or reduced pressure principle backflow preventer having resilient seated shut-off valves on both the upstream and downstream end and the necessary test cocks as integral parts of the assembly.
CONSUMER: The owner or person in control of any premises supplied by or in any manner connected to a public water system.
CONTAINMENT: Protection of the public water supply by installing a backflow prevention assembly or air-gap separation on the main service line to a facility.
CONTAMINATION: An impairment of the quality of the water by sewage, process fluids or other wastes to a degree which could create an actual hazard to the public health through poisoning or through spread of disease by exposure.
CROSS-CONNECTION: Any physical link between a potable water supply and any other substance, fluid or source which makes possible contamination of the potable water supply due to the reversal of flow of the water in the piping or distribution system.
HAZARD, DEGREE OF: An evaluation of the potential risk to public health and the adverse effect of the hazard upon the potable water system.
HAZARD, HEALTH: Any condition, device or practice in the water supply system and its operation which could create or may create a danger to the health and well-being of the water consumer.
HAZARD, PLUMBING: A plumbing type cross-connection in a consumer's potable water system that has not been properly protected by a vacuum breaker, air-gap separation or backflow prevention assembly.
HAZARD, POLLUTIONAL: An actual or potential threat to the physical properties of the water system or to the potability of the public or the consumer's potable water system but which would constitute a nuisance or be aesthetically objectionable or could cause damage to the system or its appurtenances, but would not be dangerous to health.
HAZARD, SYSTEM: An actual or potential threat of severe damage to the physical properties of the public potable water system or the consumer's potable water system or of a pollution or contamination which would have a protracted effect on the quality of the potable water in the system.
INDUSTRIAL PROCESS SYSTEM: Any system containing a fluid or solution which may be chemically, biologically or otherwise contaminated or polluted in a form or concentration such as would constitute a health, system, pollutional or plumbing hazard if introduced into a potable water supply.
ISOLATION: Protection of a facility's internal plumbing system by installing a backflow prevention assembly, air-gap separation or other backflow prevention device on an individual fixture, appurtenance or system.
POLLUTION: The presence of any foreign substance (organic, inorganic or biological) in water which tends to degrade its quality so as to constitute a hazard or impair the usefulness of the water to a degree which does not create an actual hazard to the public health but which does adversely and unreasonably affect such waters for domestic use.
PUBLIC POTABLE WATER SYSTEM: Any publicly or privately owned water system supplying water to the general public which is satisfactory for drinking, culinary and domestic purposes and meets the requirements of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
SERVICE CONNECTION: The terminal end of a service line from the public water system. If a meter is installed at the end of the service, then the service connection means the downstream end of the meter.
WATER PURVEYOR: The owner, operator or individual in responsible charge of a public water system. (Ord. No. 2009-414 §II, 3-17-09)
SECTION 720.030: CROSS-CONNECTIONS PROHIBITED
A. No water service connection shall be installed or maintained to any premises where actual or potential cross-connections to the public potable or consumer's water system may exist unless such actual or potential cross-connections are abated or controlled to the satisfaction of the Water Purveyor and as required by the laws and regulations of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
B. No connection shall be installed or maintained whereby an auxiliary water supply may enter a public potable or consumer's water system unless such auxiliary water supply and the method of connection and use of such supply shall have been approved by the Water Purveyor and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
C. No water service connection shall be installed or maintained to any premises in which the plumbing system, facilities and fixtures have not been constructed and installed using acceptable plumbing practices considered by the Water Purveyor as necessary for the protection of health and safety. (Ord. No. 2009-414 §III, 3-17-09)
SECTION 720.040: SURVEY AND INVESTIGATIONS
A. The consumer's premises shall be open at all reasonable times to the Water Purveyor or his authorized representative for the conduction of surveys and investigations of water use practices within the consumer's premises to determine whether there are actual or potential crossconnections to the consumer's water system through which contaminants or pollutants could backflow into the public potable water system.
B. On request by the Water Purveyor or their authorized representative, the consumer shall furnish information on water use practices within their premises.
C. It shall be the responsibility of the water consumer to conduct periodic surveys of water use practices on their premises to determine whether there are actual or potential cross-connections to their water system through which contaminants or pollutants could backflow into their or the public potable water system. (Ord. No. 2009-414 §IV, 3-17-09)
SECTION 720.050: TYPE OF PROTECTION REQUIRED
A. The type of protection required by this Chapter shall depend on the degree of hazard which exists and must comply with the restrictions of the Missouri Department of Revenue as described in 10 CSR 60-11.010, as follows:
1. An approved air-gap separation shall be installed where the public potable water system may be contaminated with substances that could cause a severe health hazard.
2. An approved air-gap separation or an approved reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly shall be installed where the public potable water system may be contaminated with a substance that could cause a system or health hazard.
3. An approved air-gap separation or an approved reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly or an approved double-check valve assembly shall be installed wherethe public potable water system may be polluted with substances that could cause a pollutional hazard not dangerous to health. (Ord. No. 2009-414 §V, 3-17-09)
SECTION 720.060: WHERE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED
A. An approved backflow prevention assembly shall be installed on each service line to a consumer's water system serving premises where, in the judgment of the Water Purveyor or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, actual or potential hazards to the public potable water system exist. The type and degree of protection required shall be commensurate with the degree of hazard.
B. An approved air-gap separation or reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly shall be installed at the service connection or within any premises where, in the judgment of the Water Purveyor or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the nature and extent of activities on the premises, or the materials used in connection with the activities or materials stored on the premises, would present an immediate and dangerous hazard to health should a cross-connection occur, even though such cross-connection may not exist at the time the backflow prevention device is required to be installed. This includes, but is not limited to, the following situations:
1. Premises having an auxiliary water supply, unless the quality of the auxiliary supply is acceptable to the Water Purveyor and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
2. Premises having internal cross-connections that are not correctable or intricate plumbing arrangements which make it impractical to ascertain whether or not cross-connections exist.
3. Premises where entry is restricted so that inspection for cross-connections cannot be made with sufficient frequency or at sufficiently short notice to assure the cross-connections do not exist.
4. Premises having a repeated history of cross-connections being established or re-established.
5. Premises which, due to the nature of the enterprise therein, are subject to recurring modification or expansion.
6. Premises on which any substance is handled under pressure so as to permit entry into the public water supply or where a cross-connection could reasonably be expected to occur. This shall include the handling of process waters and cooling waters.
7. Premises where materials of a toxic or hazardous nature are handled such that if back siphonage or back pressure should occur, a serious health hazard may result.
C. The types of facilities listed in Section 720.110 fall into one (1) or more of the categories of premises where an approved air-gap separation or reduced pressure principal backflow prevention assembly is required by the Water Purveyor and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to protect the public water supply and must be installed at these facilities unless all hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions have been eliminated or corrected by other methods to the satisfaction of the Water Purveyor and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. (Ord. No. 2009-414 §VI, 3-17-09)
SECTION 720.070: BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLIES
A. Any backflow prevention assembly required to protect the facilities listed in Section 720.110 shall be of a model or construction approved by the Water Purveyor and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
1. Air-gap separation to be approved shall be at least twice the diameter of the supply pipe, measured vertically above the top rim of the vessel, but in no case less than one (1) inch.
2. A double-check valve assembly or a reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly shall be approved by the Water Purveyor and shall appear on the current "list of approved backflow prevention assemblies" established by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Additionally, double-check valve assemblies or reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assemblies shall be the type approved by the University of Southern California.
B. Existing backflow prevention assemblies approved by the Water Purveyor at the time of installation and properly maintained shall, except for inspection and maintenance requirements, be excluded from the requirements of this Chapter so long as the Water Purveyor is assured that they will satisfactorily protect the water system. Whenever the existing assembly is moved from its present location or requires more than minimum maintenance or when the Water Purveyor finds that the maintenance constitutes a hazard to health, the unit shall be replaced by a backflow prevention assembly meeting the requirements of this Chapter. (Ord. No. 2009-414 §VII, 3-17-09)
SECTION 720.080: INSTALLATION
A. Backflow prevention assemblies required by this Chapter shall be installed at a location and in a manner approved by the Water Purveyor and shall be installed at the expense of the water consumer.
B. Backflow prevention assemblies installed on the service line to the consumer's water system shall be located on the consumer's side of the water meter, as close to the meter as is reasonably practical and prior to any other connection.
C. Backflow prevention assemblies shall be located so as to be readily accessible for maintenance and testing, protected from freezing. No reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly shall be located where it will be submerged or subject to flooding by any fluid. (Ord. No. 2009-414 §VIII, 3-17-09)
SECTION 720.090: INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
A. It shall be the duty of the consumer at any premises on which backflow prevention assemblies required by this Chapter are installed to have inspection, tests and overhauls made in accordance with the following schedule or more often where inspections indicate a need.
1. Air-gap separations shall be inspected at the time of installation and at least every twelve(12) months thereafter.
2. Double-check valve assemblies shall be inspected and tested for tightness at the time of installation and at least every twelve (12) months thereafter.
3. Reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assemblies shall be inspected and tested for tightness at the time of installation and at least every twelve (12) months thereafter.
B. Inspections, tests and overhauls of backflow prevention assemblies shall be made at the expense of the water consumer and shall be performed by a State of Missouri certified backflow prevention assembly tester.
C. Whenever backflow prevention assemblies required by this Chapter are found to be defective, they shall be repaired or replaced at the expense of the consumer without delay.
D. The water consumer must maintain a complete record of each backflow prevention assembly from purchase to retirement. This shall include a comprehensive listing that includes a record of all tests, inspections and repairs. Records of inspections, tests, repairs and overhauls shall be made available to the Water Purveyor upon request.
E. Backflow prevention assemblies shall not be by-passed, made inoperative, removed or otherwise made ineffective. (Ord. No. 2009-414 §IX, 3-17-09)
SECTION 720.100: VIOLATIONS
A. The Water Purveyor shall deny or discontinue, after reasonable notice to the occupants thereof, the water service to any premises wherein any backflow prevention assembly required by this Chapter is not installed, tested and maintained in a manner acceptable to the Water Purveyor or if it is found that the backflow prevention assembly has been removed or by-passed or if an unprotected cross-connection exists on the premises.
B. Water service to such premises shall not be restored until the consumer has corrected or eliminated such conditions or defects in conformance with this Chapter to the satisfaction of the Water Purveyor. (Ord. No. 2009-414 §X, 3-17-09)
SECTION 720.110: TYPES OF FACILITIES REPRESENTING CROSS-CONNECTION HAZARDS
The types of facilities representing cross-connection hazards are as follows:
1. Aircraft and missile manufacturing plants;
2. Automotive plants including those plants which manufacture motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, recreational vehicles and construction and agricultural equipment;
3. Potable water dispensing stations which are served by a public water system;
4. Beverage bottling plants including dairies and breweries;
5. Canneries, packing houses and reduction plants;
6. Car washes;
7. Chemical, biological and radiological laboratories including those in high schools, trade schools, colleges, universities and research institutions;
8. Hospitals, clinics, medical buildings, autopsy facilities, morgues, mortuaries and other medical facilities;
9. Metal or plastic manufacturing, fabrication, cleaning, plating or processing facilities;
10. Plants manufacturing paper and paper products;
11. Plants manufacturing, refining, compounding or processing fertilizer, film, herbicides, natural or synthetic rubber, pesticides, petroleum or petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, radiological materials or any chemical which would be a contaminant to the public water system;
12. Commercial facilities that use herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers or any chemical which would be a contaminant to the public water system;
13. Plants processing, blending or refining animal, vegetable or mineral oils;
14. Commercial laundries and dye works;
15. Sewage, storm water and industrial waste treatment plants and pumping stations;
16. Waterfront facilities including piers, docks, marinas and shipyards;
17. Industrial facilities which recycle water;
18. Restricted or classified facilities or other facilities closed to the supplier of water or the department;
19. Fire sprinkler systems using any chemical additives;
20. Auxiliary water systems;
21. Irrigation systems with facilities for injection of pesticides, herbicides or other chemical or with provisions for creating back pressure;
22. Portable tanks for transporting water taken from a public water system; and
23. Facilities which have pumped or repressurized cooling or heating systems that are served by a public water system, including all boiler systems. (Ord. No. 2009-414 App. B, 3-17-09).