CHAPTER XV. UTILITIESCHAPTER XV. UTILITIES\ARTICLE 8. WATER SERVICE CROSS-CONNECTIONS

The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public water supply of the city from contamination due to backflow or backsiphonage from any cross-connection; and to prohibit and eliminate all cross-connections to the public water supply; and to provide for the maintenance of a continuing effective cross-connection control program. This program shall include regularly scheduled inspections to detect and eliminate current cross-connections as well as to prevent any future cross connections.

(Ord. 858; Code 1974, Chapter 13.40; Code 2014)

No person, company, corporation or institution shall establish or permit to be established or maintain or permit to be maintained, any cross-connection whereby a private water supply, or any source of contamination, may enter the regular public water supply of the city, unless said source is approved by the city council, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

(Ord. 858; Code 1974, Chapter 13.40; Code 2014)

Approved devices to protect against backflow or backsiphonage shall be installed at all fixtures and equipment where backflow or backsiphonage may occur and where there is a hazard of contamination of the potable water supply system.

(Ord. 858; Code 1974, Chapter 13.40; Code 2014)

The utilities director or other designate of the city council shall have the right to entry into any building or premises in the city as frequently as necessary in order to ensure that plumbing has been installed in a manner as to prevent the possibility of contamination of the public water supply of the city.

(Ord. 858; Code 1974, Chapter 13.40; Code 2014)

Pursuant to the authority given under Home Rule Powers and K.S.A. 65-163a, the city may refuse to deliver water to any premises where a condition exists which might lead to the contamination of the public water and may continue to refuse to deliver water until the condition is corrected to the satisfaction of the city. In addition, the city may immediately terminate water service to a premises where a backflow or backsiphonage condition exists which may be hazardous to the health of customers served by this public water supply system of the city.

(Ord. 858; Code 1974, Chapter 13.40; Code 2014)

There is Incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating cross-connections between the public water supply and any sources of contamination that certain manual adopted by the governing body of the city known as "Manual of Regulations Regulating Backflow and Backsiphonage of Contaminations Due to Cross-Connections for the City of Oakley Public Water Supply." No fewer than three copies of said manual shall be marked or stamped, "Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 858," and to which shall be attached a copy of the ordinance codified in this chapter, and filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.

(Ord. 858; Code 1974, Chapter 13.40; Code 2014)