CHAPTER 20. WATER AND SEWERS
VILLAGE OF ADDISON CODE
Article I. In General.
Article II. Water.
Division 1. Generally.
§20-7. "Water Department" Defined.
§20-11. Enforcement of Article.
Division 2. Extension of Service.
§20-12. Establishing Water Service.
§20-14. Who May Turn Water On.
Division 3. Appliances and Specifications.
§20-19. Meters--Purchase; Maintenance.
§20-21. Mains and Service Lines.
§20-21.1 Installation of Permanent Markers.
§20-22. Valve Vaults or Boxes.
§20-23. Installation of Service Pipes.
§20-24. Location of Shut-off Boxes.
Division 4. Restrictions on Use.
Article III. Sewers.
Division 1. Generally.
§20-29. Statement of Policy and Purpose.
§20-34. Garage Drainage.
Division 2. Connections and Specifications.
§20-35. Applicability of Division.
§20-37. Connections Generally.
§20-39. Sewer Tap-on Fees.
§20-40. Materials--Pipes and Fittings.
§20-42. Materials--Building Sewers.
§20-44. Pipe Laying.
Division 3. Discharges into Public Sewers.
Article IV. Rates and Charges.
§20-57. Construction Use.
§20-61. Bills and Billing.
§20-62. Reading of Meters.
§20-63. Payment Plan.
§20-69. Copy to be Filed.
§20-72. Mandatory Meter Reading.
Article I. In General.
Sec. 20-1. Systems. [back to top]
The water system of the Village and the sanitary sewer system shall be owned and operated by this Village. (Ord. 64-52)
Sec. 20-2. Water and Sewer Departments--Jurisdiction. [back to top]
The Water and Sewer Departments, under the direction of the Mayor and Board of Trustees and through their authorized representatives, shall have jurisdiction over supervision, management and control of the maintenance, enlargement and operation of the water and sewer systems subject to the control exercised by the Mayor and Board of Trustees. All matters and things connected with the operation, maintenance and extension of water and sewer systems and preserving the property belonging thereto, shall be under the jurisdiction of the Water and Sewer Departments. (Ord. 64-52)
Sec. 20-3. Duties of Director of Public Works and Water Pollution Control Superintendent Generally. [back to top]
The Director of Public Works and the Water Pollution Control Superintendent shall be in charge of the water and sewer systems, respectively. They shall have supervision over all buildings and equipment used and the furnishing of water and sewer service in the Village and shall see that the objects and purposes of the Water and Sewer Departments are carried out. The Director of Public Works or the Water Pollution Control Superintendent shall keep in his office a complete atlas of the water and sewer systems together with all valves, hydrants, water service connections and other appurtenances distinctly recorded therein.
Sec. 20-4. Special Fees for Connections Where Property Has Not Been Assessed for Mains. [back to top]
Where a property owner desires to connect to the public water system and public sewer system of the Village and where such property has not been assessed for the installation of public water mains, the public water main system, public sewers or the public sewer system installed and laid in and throughout the Village serving the area abutting upon or in the vicinity of such property, and where annexation fees have not been charged for the initial annexation of such property, and where such property has therefore not contributed to the cost of installation of the public water system or the public sewer system, the facilities of which are to be used by such property, there shall be charged and the owner shall pay a fee for the respective connections to such public water system and public sewer system or any extensions of such systems, which fee shall be as follows:
(A) For connection to the existing water mains or any extensions thereof, an amount equal to forty-one dollars ($41.00) per unit, plus forty-one dollars ($41.00) per bedroom.
(B) For connection to the existing sewer trunk lines and sewer system or any extensions thereof, an amount equal to ninety-three dollars ($93.00) per unit, plus ninety-three dollars ($93.00) per bedroom.
The above fees shall be paid prior to the making of the connection to the existing water system or sewer system or any extensions of such respective systems. The fees so due and payable shall not affect or impair the liability of any person or applicant to pay for inspection, license, permit or service fees which are or may be due to the Village by reason of any provision of this Code or other ordinance adopted by the Village Board, but such fee so due shall be considered and be a charge for the privilege of using the existing sewer and water systems theretofore installed throughout the Village towards the cost of which such person or applicant or the land theretofore made no contribution. (Ord. 62-40; 71-03; 72-29; 79-54)
Sec. 20-5. Construction and Location Generally of Sewerage Facilities Adjacent to Water Supply Wells. [back to top]
All sewerage facilities within a distance of one hundred fifty (150) feet radially from any municipal water supply well shall be constructed and located in conformity with the minimum requirements of the State Department of Public Health. (Ord. 64-52.)
Sec. 20-6. Accounts Required of Director of Finance. [back to top]
The Village Director of Finance shall keep or cause to be kept full and complete books of accounts, separate and apart from any other records of the Village, showing in detail all monies received by him with dates and sources and all matters pertaining to his office in a clear and methodical manner.
All such books of accounts and papers pertaining to such office shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection by the Mayor and Board of Trustees, and member thereof, the holder of any outstanding water and sewer revenue bonds or any duly authorized agent or agents of such holder. (Ord. 79-54; 92-91)
Sec. 20-6.1. Private Wells to be Abandoned and Sealed. [back to top]
All existing private water wells located on the premises being served by the Village water system shall be abandoned and properly sealed within thirty (30) days, according to the requirements of Rule XI-A of the Department of Mines and Minerals; provided, however, for a commercial or industrial property of not less than twenty (20) acres, which is owned by a single legal entity, private water wells may be constructed and/or maintained solely for the purpose of providing a supplementary water supply to stormwater detention/retention ponds located on the premises. (Ord. 76-19; 79-54; 01-92)
Sec. 20-6.2. Abandoned Wells to be Capped and Sealed. [back to top]
All existing abandoned wells within the Village shall be promptly capped and sealed in accordance with Rule XI-A of the Department of Mines and Minerals. (Ord. 76-19; 79-54)
Sec. 20-6.3 Use of Groundwater as a Potable Water Supply Prohibited. [back to top]
(A) Definitions. As used herein, the following terms shall have the meanings hereinafter ascribed to each term:
Person means any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, limited liability company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents or assigns.
Potable water means any water used for human or domestic consumption, including, but not limited to, water used for drinking, bathing, swimming, washing dishes, or preparing foods.
(B) Except for such uses or methods in existence before the effective date of this ordinance, the use or the attempt to use as a potable water supply groundwater from within the corporate limits of the Village of Addison, as a potable water supply, by the installation or drilling of wells or by any other method is hereby prohibited. This prohibition does not include the Village of Addison.
(C) Penalties. Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be subject to a fine not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each such violation, and a separate violation shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. (Ord. 10-56)
Article II. Water.
Division 1. Generally
Sec. 20-7. "Water Department" Defined. [back to top]
Whenever in this Article the term "Water Department" is used, it shall be construed as meaning the municipal water system owned and operated by the Village or any part or unit of such system, including the personnel employed to operate such system. (Ord. 68-15)
Sec. 20-8. Compliance of Plumbing Prerequisite to Turn On. [back to top]
No water shall be turned on for service in premises in which the plumbing does not comply with this Code and other ordinances of the Village; provided that water may be turned on for construction work in unfinished buildings, subject to the provisions of this Article. (Code 1959, §619.)
Sec. 20-9. Resale of Water Lawfully Obtained from Village Supply. [back to top]
No water shall be resold or distributed by the recipient thereof from the Village supply to any premises other than that for which application has been made and the meter installed, except in case of emergency. (Code 1959, §621.)
Sec. 20-10. Tampering with, Injuring, etc. Waterworks or Water Supply System. [back to top]
It shall be unlawful for any person not authorized by the Village to tamper with, alter or injure any part of the Village waterworks or water supply system. (Code 1959, §622.)
Sec. 20-11. Enforcement of Article. [back to top]
The Director of Public Works is hereby designated and authorized to enforce this Article. (Ord. 68-15)
Division 2. Extension of Service.
Sec. 20-12. Establishing Water Service. [back to top]
Any person desiring to be furnished with water from the Water Department shall provide the following information:
(A) Name and address by street number of premises to be served.
(B) Name and address of property owner, if different than billing name and address.
(C) Name of lessee, if applicable.
Sec. 20-13. Deposits to Secure Payments of Bills. [back to top]
All residential lessees who have their own water accounts and all commercial/industrial owners and lessees shall deposit the following amounts to secure payments of bills accruing:
Residential lessee................................................................................................... $100.00
Sec. 20-14. Mandatory Water Service Connection/Turning on Water. [back to top]
(A) The owner of each house, building or property used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purpose, situated within the Village and abutting on any street, alley or right of way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public water main of the Village, is hereby required at his expense to install water supply facilities therein and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public water main in accordance with the provisions of this Section, within ninety (90) days after the date of official notice to do so; provided that such public water main is within two hundred (200) feet of the property line.
Repair or replacement of the water service line shall be at the expense of the owner or person in control of the property concerned. It shall be the responsibility of such person to maintain and keep in repair the water service line between the dedicated right of way or Village easement for utility services and the building. The Village may, in case of emergency, repair any water service lines, and if this is done, the owner shall be responsible for the cost of such work and the amount thereof shall be a lien against the premises to the same extent and with the same effect as delinquent water and sewer charges.
(B) No water from the Village water supply shall be turned on for service into any premises by any person but the Director of Public Works or some person authorized by him to perform this service.
(Code 1959, §616; 04-62)
Sec. 20-14.1. Private Source to be Disconnected Before Village Supply is Turned On. [back to top]
No water from the Village water supply shall be turned on for service into any premises which has tapped onto the Village water main until a permanent disconnection has been made from the existing private water well by a licensed plumber. (Ord. 76-19)
Sec. 20-15. Manner of Making Connections; Ownership, Maintenance and Repair of Lines and Appurtenances. [back to top]
(A) All taps and connections to the water mains shall be executed in the presence of an authorized Village inspector.
(B) All water taps and connections shall be made by a plumber licensed by the State. A Village representative shall be notified twenty-four (24) hours in advance to inspect and approve such work prior to back-filling.
The property owner shall own and maintain the service line from the water main to the B-box, or the property line if the B-box is located on private property. The owner shall keep the B-box free of dirt, stones and other material that may hinder access to the shutoff valve.
(C) All fire service connections shall be made by a plumber licensed by the State. A Village representative shall be notified twenty-four (24) hours in advance to inspect and approve such work prior to backfilling.
Fire service pipes shall be ductile iron, cement mortar lined, a minimum Class #52 pipe.
Fire service connections and lines shall be installed and maintained by the owner of the property served. A detector check valve with a bypass meter shall be installed on all fire service lines.
(D) The maintenance and repair of all water lines and appurtenances located on private property unless otherwise approved by the Village Board, shall be the responsibility of the property owner on whose property the main is located. The Village reserves the right to enter, at any time, on to such property to inspect the water line and to direct the owner to make necessary repairs or maintenance. The owner shall submit for approval by the Village Engineer a covenant covering access to and maintenance and repair of such water main and appurtenances. (Ord. 68-15; 69-55; 70-73; 73-08; 79-54)
Sec. 20-16. Water Main Tap-on Fees; Other Fees and Permits. [back to top]
(A) Where new service pipes require the tapping of water mains and the installation of shut-off boxes, it shall be the responsibility of the person obtaining water service, at his own expense, to provide proper excavating to the water main, to backfill same, or restore the street area to its original condition, including repaving where necessary, to make such tap-ons, install and connect service pipe to the shut-off box, and furnish all materials respecting same. If any of the aforesaid work does not conform with the Village Code, or with this Chapter, the Village may complete the work and bill the occupant or owner of the premises to the same extent and with the same effect as delinquent water and sewer charges. All work shall conform to the specifications of the Village Code and such amendments thereto as may be enacted. All such work shall be done under the supervision of the Director of Community Development, and a certificate of approval must be issued prior to the provision of any water service.
(B) Where such tap-ons are required, the applicant for a permit under this Chapter shall also, as a condition precedent to the issuance thereof, pay to the Village a tap-on fee, as set forth in this Subparagraph (B) and Subparagraphs (C) and (D) hereof:
Base Water Tap-on Fees and Charges
(C) The total water tap-on fees for a single-family residential subdivision shall be the sum of the base individual water tap-on fees for the various lots of the subdivision. The total water tap-on fees for a townhouse, apartment, condominium, or similar multi-family development shall be the sum of the base individual water tap-on fees for each unit.
(D) Water tap-on fees for all non-residential developments and residential developments with fire sprinkler systems shall be based on the following formula:
Tap-on fee = $0.34/square foot of building area + base water tap-on fees from Subparagraph (B) above.
If the non-residential development contains more than one (1) water meter, then the total water tap-on fee shall be based on the thirty-four cents ($0.34)/square feet of the building area plus the total of the base water tap-on fees for the individual water meters.
(E) No connection with a water main shall be made without a permit having been issued and twenty-four (24) hours notice having been given to the Director of Community Development or his representative. All such connections shall be made and all such work done at the expense of the applicant who shall also furnish materials necessary for such work; all such connections shall be made under the supervision of the Director of Community Development, and no connections shall be covered until the work has been inspected by him. Applications for such connections shall be made through the Community Development Department, and a fee as stated in the fees section of the Building Code shall be paid for the permit and inspection.
(F) If an existing non-residential building is expanded, an additional tap-on fee based on thirty-four cents ($0.34) per square feet of additional building floor area shall be charged. (Code 1959, §620; Ord. 90-29; 92-2; 93-17; 94-9; 95-4; 95-109; 97-3; 09-67)
Division 3. Appliances and Specifications.
Sec. 20-17. Meters--Required. [back to top]
All premises using Village water supply must be equipped with an adequate water meter. (Code 1959, §630.)
Sec. 20-18. Meters--Location. [back to top]
Water meters shall be installed in a location that will be of easy access. (Code 1959, §631.)
Sec. 20-19. Meters--Purchase; Maintenance. [back to top]
(A) Water meters must be purchased from the Village of Addison.
(B) When a meter has been installed it shall be the duty of the applicant to preserve and protect such meter from damage by freezing, excessive heat or mechanical injury, and from theft, and the costs of repairing or replacing the meter for any of the foregoing reasons shall be paid by the applicant or consumer. All meters shall be placed in the building so as to afford easy access for examining, repairing or reading. It shall be the duty of the occupant of the premises to keep the meter and meter setting free from debris and readily available at all reasonable hours for inspection or examination by the Village.
(C) Remote reader or outside reader is required on all new residential construction. All water meters shall be connected by a three (3) wire of "Thermostat Type" from the point where the water meter is to be located to the outside of the building, in the vicinity of the gas meter. Wire installed on the outside of the building or in or passing through a concealed portion of a building shall be installed in conduit. (Ord. 93-1)
(D) Any water meter shall be tested upon request of the consumer and, if found to be inaccurate, shall be repaired or replaced free of charge. The Village will maintain a meter replacement service to make repairs free of charge except when (1) damaged by hot water, (2) freezing, or (3) intentionally damaged. If any of these three (3) exceptions occur, the actual cost of repair or replacement shall be paid by the customer. If the meter is found to be accurate within the guidelines of the American Water Works Association, the customer shall be billed a minimum charge of twenty dollars ($20.00) or the actual cost of the test, whichever is greater, to cover the expense of performing the test. (Ord. 93-1)
(E) It shall be unlawful for an individual, person or corporation to externally damage a meter clock or to remove such meter clock in order to bypass the meter reading. In addition to the penalties otherwise provided in this Chapter, the minimum administrative fee to replace a tampered clock shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) plus labor and materials costs.
(F) In the event a remote reader or outside reader is found by the Village to have been tampered with or removed, the owner shall pay to the Village the cost of replacement of such reader, including labor and material costs, plus an administrative charge of one hundred dollars ($100.00). (Ord. 68-15; 69-55; 70-73; 74-39; 79-30; 79-54; 96-100; 09-67; 11-29)
Sec. 20-20. Services Generally; Service Boxes Generally; Corporation Valves; Roundways. [back to top]
(A) All services two (2) inches or less in diameter shall be type K copper, shall be laid in a trench at a minimum sixty (60) inches in depth and shall not exceed thirty (30) inches in width. Such services shall be laid on solid ground. The above minimums must be maintained after final grades are established. Cement lined ductile iron services must be used on all services larger than two (2) inches in diameter.
(B) Service boxes shall be Minneapolis pattern type and shall be brought to final grade and location noted on as-built drawings. An emblem shall be stamped on the curb or public sidewalk at each service box location.
(C) Corporation valves shall be approved A.W.W.A. standards and may be furnished by the Village.
(D) Roundways shall be approved A.W.W.A. standards and may be furnished by the Village. All roundways must be Oriseal type roundways. (Ord. 68-15; 70-73; 73-08; 79-54.)
Sec. 20-21. Mains and Service Lines. [back to top]
(A) Horizontal separation.
(1) Whenever possible, a water main should be laid at least ten (10) feet horizontally from any existing or proposed drain or sewer lines.
(2) Should local conditions prevail which would prevent a lateral separation of ten (10) feet, a water main may be laid closer than ten (10) feet to, or in the same trench as, a storm or sanitary sewer, provided the main is laid in a separate trench or on an undisturbed earth shelf located to one side of the sewer and at such an elevation that the bottom of the water main is at least eighteen (18) inches above the top of the sewer.
(3) If it is impossible to obtain proper horizontal separation as stipulated in Paragraph (1) or (2) above, the sewer should be constructed of slip-on or mechanical joint cast iron pipe, asbestos cement pressure pipe or prestressed concrete pipe and be pressure tested to assure water tightness before backfilling.
(B) Vertical separation.
(1) Whenever water mains must cross house sewers, storm drains or sanitary sewers, the water main should be laid at such an elevation that the bottom of the water main is eighteen (18) inches above the top of the drain or sewer. This vertical separation should be maintained for the portion of the water main located within ten (10) feet horizontally of any sewer or drain crossed, such ten (10) feet to be measured as the normal distance from the water main to the drain or sewer.
(2) Where such conditions exist that the minimum vertical separation set forth in Paragraph (1) above cannot be maintained, or where it is necessary for the water main to pass under a sewer or drain, the water main should be laid with ductile iron pipe, and the pipe should extend on each side of the crossing until the normal distance from the water main to the sewer or drain lines is at least ten (10) feet. In making such crossing it is preferable to center a length of water main pipe over the sewer to be crossed, so that the joints will be equal distance from the sewer and as remote therefrom as possible. Where a water main must cross under a sewer, a vertical separation of eighteen (18) inches between the bottom of the sewer and the top of the water main should be maintained, along with means to support the larger sized sewer lines to prevent their settling and breaking the water main.
(C) Water Service Lines. The horizontal and vertical separation between water service lines and all sanitary sewers, storm sewers or any drain should be the same as for water mains; except that, when minimum horizontal and vertical separation cannot be maintained, brass, copper or lead, in addition to ductile iron, may be used for water service lines.
(D) Before being placed in service, all new water mains shall be pressure tested for at least two (2) hours at one hundred (100) pounds pressure per square inch and thoroughly flushed until the water is clear. The main shall then be disinfected with chlorine gas by an accredited chlorination specialist, and water shall not be used until a satisfactory report has been received by the Water Department at least twenty-four (24) hours before the main is to be pressure tested or chlorinated, so that a representative can be present during the pressure test or chlorination procedure.
(E) All water mains shall be of ductile iron pipe and shall comply with A.S.A. Specification A21.5-1965 (A.W.W.A. C151-65). The thickness class of the pipe shall be determined according to the rule of design of A.S.A. manual A21-50-1965 (A.W.W.A. H3-65), with a minimum thickness of Class 2. The pipe shall have unit iron strengths of 62,000 P.S.I. tensile and 42,000 P.S.I. yield strength with ten (10) percent elongation. All ductile iron pipe shall have cement mortar lining and shall comply to A.S.A. specifications A21.4, latest revision.
Pipe joints shall be either mechanical joint or bell-tite.
Fittings shall be of cast-iron and shall comply with A.S.A. specification A21.10, latest revision, with mechanical joints for 250 P.S.I. working water pressure (Ord. 68-15, §6.)
Sec. 20-21.1. Installation of Permanent Markers. [back to top]
(A) The developer or owner who installs or causes to be installed a new sanitary sewer or water main that will become the property of the Village will cause permanent markers to be installed in the concrete curb identifying the points where the curb crosses the service trenches.
(B) The developer or owner will require his curb contractor to imbed permanent markers in the vertical or horizontal face of the curb at all crossing points before the concrete hardens.
(C) The markers shall be the letter "W" and the letter "S" and shall measure at least three (3) inches in height. Materials may be metal, plastic or other material approved by the Village Engineer. (Ord. 75-50)
Sec. 20-22. Valve Vaults or Boxes. [back to top]
All water distribution valves four (4) inches and larger, and those located in the pavement or sidewalk, shall be installed in precast concrete valve vaults. Valves smaller than four (4) inches may be installed in valve boxes. (Ord. 68-15)
Sec. 20-23. Installation of Service Pipes. [back to top]
All water pipes from the main to the premises served shall be installed by, and at the cost to, the owner of the property to be served. Such installation shall be under the supervision and inspection of the Building Inspector. (Code 1959, §624.)
Sec. 20-23.1. Reduced Pressure Principal Backflow Preventers Required. [back to top]
(A) Reduced pressure principal backflow preventers shall be installed on all fire sprinkler systems connected to the Village water supply after June 1, 1986 if any of the following conditions are present:
(1) the sprinkler system contains antifreeze; or
(2) water is pumped into the system from a source other than the Village water supply system; or
(3) there is a connection whereby another source of water, other than the Village water supply system, can be connected to the sprinkler system.
(B) The owner shall cause each such reduced pressure principal backflow preventer to be tested annually to manufacturing specifications and shall submit the results of such test to the Village. (Ord. 86-27)
(C) A properly sized floor drain shall be installed within four (4) feet of reduced pressure principal backflow preventer. (Ord. 87-25).
Sec. 20-24. Location of Shut-off Boxes. [back to top]
Shut-off boxes or service boxes shall be placed on every water service pipe and shall be located between the curb line and the sidewalk line where this is practicable. Such boxes shall be so located that they are easily accessible and shall be protected from frost. (Code 1959, §628.)
Sec. 20-25. Repairs to Water Service Pipes and Plumbing. [back to top]
Repair or replacement of water service lines and plumbing systems of buildings shall be at the expense of the owner or person in control of the property concerned. It shall be the responsibility of said person to maintain and keep in repair the water service line between the service line shut-off valve and the building. The Village may, in case of emergency, repair any water service lines, and if this is done, the owner shall be responsible for the cost of such work and the amount thereof shall be a lien against the premises to the same extent and with the same effect as delinquent water and sewer charges. (Code 1959, §626; Ord. 88-12.)
Division 4. Restrictions on Use.
Sec. 20-26. Restrictions--On Use for Sprinkling Purposes. [back to top]
From May 15 through September 15 of each year, the use of water from the Village of Addison waterworks for lawn sprinkling is only permitted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from midnight to noon or 6:00 P.M. to midnight. This restriction may be waived upon application to the Village Manager on the basis of necessity because of newly sodded property or for other extraordinary situations as determined by the Village Manager. In the case of newly sodded property, the manager shall adhere to nursery specifications and his approval must be in written form. All applications must be in written form and must state the reason for said application.
In addition, new/replacement sprinkler systems shall be equipped with a WaterSense labeled irrigation controller and shall be in compliance with Section 2.5(g) of the Illinois Plumbing License Law [225 ILCS 320]. (Ord. No. 78-39, 78-51, 84-06, 88-36, 89-41, 92-34, 15-43)
Sec. 20-27. Penalties. [back to top]
The penalty for violation of this Division 4 shall be not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for each such offense. If such penalty is paid directly to the Police Department within ten (10) days in the envelope provided for such purpose, the amount of the penalty shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00); i.e., the minimum fine amount.
The Police Department is authorized to issue administrative adjudication citations for violations of this Division 4 pursuant to Chapter 30 of the Village Code by personal service or by placing violation notices at the site where violation of this Division has occurred. (Ord. 80-86; 72-22; 79-54; 84-06; 88-36; 91-26; 08-67)
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