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ORDINANCES

Ordinances Of The Hicksville Water District

Article I – Definitions
Section 1.1 Short Title
Section 1.2 Definitions

Article II – Application For Water Service Section
Section 2.1 Applications And Acceptance
Section 2.2 Applicants Arrearages To Be Paid
Section 2.3 Temporary Or Extraordinary Service Permits

Article III – Billing
Section 3.1 Bills Payable at the District Office
Section 3.2 New Service Pro-Rated
Section 3.3 Discontinued Service Not Pro-Rated
Section 3.3.1 Final Water Bills
Section 3.4 Bills to be Rendered and Paid Quarter-Annually
Section 3.5 Penalties for Non-Payment and Arrearages

Article IV – Deposits, Fees, Rates And Minimum Charges
Section 4.1 Schedule of Rates
Section 4.2 Minimum Rates
Section 4.3 Rates Outside of District
Section 4.4 After Normal Hours Calls
Section 4.5 Inspections of Meter Installations
Section 4.6 Restoration of Discontinued Service
Section 4.7 Service Charge for Private Fire Protection
Section 4.8 Application for Special Hydrant Use Permit
Section 4.8.1 Hydrant Fees
Section 4.8.2 Hydrant Metering
Section 4.8.3 Report of Hydrant Damage or Misuse
Section 4.9 Hydrant Flow Tests
Section 4.10 Jetting and Puddling Prohibited
Section 4.11 Ponding Prohibited
Section 4.12 Cancellation of Permits
Section 4.13 Fees-Testing and Repairing of Meters
Section 4.14 New Water Services

Article V – Installations
Section 5.1 Water not to be Sub-Metered
Section 5.2 Water to be Metered
Section 5.3 Tapping
Section 5.4 Plumbers, Permits, Bonds and Fees
Section 5.4.1 Approved Plumbers
Section 5.5 Inspection of New Installations and Extensions
Section 5.6 Access to Meters
Section 5.7 Entry Upon Premises
Section 5.8 Setting of Meters
Section 5.9 Service Pipes
Section 5.10 Curb Stops
Section 5.11 Consumers Pipes
Section 5.11.1 Leakages
Section 5.12 Approved Contractors
Section 5.13 Services
Section 5.14 Permanent Service Pipes
Section 5.15 Dead Ends Prohibited
Section 5.16 Abandoned or Discontinued Services to be shut off
Section 5.17 Underground Lawn Sprinkler System
Section 5.17.1 Requirements for New Underground Sprinkler Systems
Section 5.17.2 Sprinkling Days
Section 5.17.3 Change of Sprinkling Times
Section 5.20 Water Cooled Equipment (Required Water Recycling System)
Section 5.21 Conversion of Existing Systems
Section 5.22 Required Backflow Preventer
Section 5.23 Private (Undedicated Streets)
Section 5.24 Water for Building Purposes

Article VI – Control Of Backflow And Cross-Connections
Section 6.0 Statement of Policy
Section 6.1 Responsibility
Section 6.2 Inspections
Section 6.3 Definitions
Section 6.4 General (Technical) Requirements
Section 6.5 Protection Against Backflow and Backsiphonage
Section 6.6 Maintenance Requirements
Section 6.7 Backflow Preventers
Section 6.8 Violations and Penalties

Article VII
Section 7.1 Relocation of Hydrant
Section 7.2 Location of Mains
Section 7.3 Use of Hydrants
Section 7.4 Owner’s Responsibility
Section 7.5 Penalties
Section 7.6 Damage to Mains, Service Line and Appurtenances
Section 7.7 Emergency Curtailment of Use-Penalty for Failure or Refusal to
Comply

Section 7.8 Air Conditioning Systems
Section 7.9 Liability for Damages

NASSAU COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION ACT

Article VIII – Amendments And Effective Date
Section 8.1 Amendments
Section 8.2 Revocation of Previous Ordinances
Section 8.3 Effective Date

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Ordinances Of The Hicksville Water District
The Towns of Oyster Bay and Hempstead
Nassau County, New York
Adopted December 13, 2005

ARTICLE I – Definitions

Section 1.1 Short Title

These ordinances shall be known and may be cited as the “ORDINANCES OF THE HICKSVILLE WATER DISTRICT.”

Section 1.2 Definitions

The word “District” whenever used within these Ordinances shall refer to the HICKSVILLE WATER DISTRICT, Towns of Oyster Bay and Hempstead.

The word “Board” or “Board of Commissioners” whenever used within these Ordinances shall refer to the Board of Commissioners of The Hicksville Water District, Towns of Oyster Bay and Hempstead, a joint municipal water district, or their duly authorized representatives.

The word “consumer” shall refer to the owner of real property being serviced by the Hicksville Water District.

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ARTICLE II – Application for Water Service

Section 2.1 Applications and Acceptance

No person or corporation will be permitted to use the water of the District for any purpose without having first obtained permission from the Board of Water Commissioners or duly authorized representative, based on written application. Application for the introduction of water to any premises, or for the extension of any pipe for the conveyance of such water, shall be made upon an application furnished for the purpose, signed by the owner of the property, or his agent. Expenses attending the introduction of water to any premises must be paid by the applicant at the time of making application or when amount is determined by the Board. Applicants for water service must present proof satisfactory to the Board of Water Commissioners of ownership of the property and furnish a correct property description at the time application is made.

No water shall be used for any other purpose other than that represented in the application.

Section 2.2 Applicants Arrearages to be Paid

No application for the use or installation of water or of the facilities of the Hicksville Water District will be approved nor will any permit or license be granted, nor will any contract or agreement be entered into with any person until all charges or arrearages due from such persons, owners of the subject premises, and prior owners of the subject premises to the Water District shall have been paid. The applicant shall be responsible to pay all charges and arrearages due.

Section 2.3 Temporary or Extraordinary Service Permits

Applications for temporary service or for service of an extraordinary nature will be accepted at the discretion of the Board of Water Commissioners. Written applications will be accepted, and temporary or extraordinary water service will be supplied provided it does not interfere with the use of water for line protection and for general purposes. Applicants requiring temporary or extraordinary water service shall reimburse the District for all expenses incurred by the District in connection with providing the said temporary or extraordinary service.

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ARTICLE III – Billing

Section 3.1 Bills Payable at District Office

All bills for water or water facilities used, or services performed by the District shall be paid to the District at its business office, 4 Dean Street, Hicksville, N.Y., Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York. All checks, in payment of bills shall be received subject to collection.

Section 3.2 New Service Pro-Rated

All bills are payable in accordance with the terms of the applicable service classification.

For new service installed at any time during the billing period, the greater of the minimum charge or the actual water usage charge shall be applied for that billing cycle.

Section 3.3 Discontinued Service Not Pro-Rated

No allowance will be made upon discontinuance of service for the unexpired portion of any quarter-year period. Any consumers wishing to discontinue the use of water shall give written notice thereof to the District at least ten days prior to the expiration of the current quarter-year period. In the event that he shall fail to give such notice, he shall be liable for the full charges of all ensuing periods until such notice shall be given and the service discontinued.

Section 3.3.1 Final Water Bills

“Final Water Bills” will be issued to the seller of a home, or a vacating tenant with 48 hours notice. Any home/business that requires a backflow device must have it installed (if they do not have one) and tested (for that calendar year), prior to the final bill being issued. The NYS test forms must be delivered to the District. The seller must also provide the District with the buyer’s name. Tenants must provide the name/address of the owner of the premises.

Section 3.4 Bills to be Rendered and Paid Quarter-Annually

Meters will be read quarter-annually and consumers will be billed quarter-annually. No bills will be rendered or payment accepted for less than the minimum charge. There will be no more than three (3) consecutive estimated readings per year. There will be a charge of $150.00 for any consumer requiring more than three (3) consecutive estimated readings in a calendar year.

Section 3.5 Penalties for Non-Payment and Arrearages

All bills are due and payable when rendered. A penalty of 10 per cent (%) of the amount due to all unpaid water and service charges which are in arrears for thirty days or longer will be applied.

If such water and service charges are not paid within sixty days from the due date the water supply may be cut off and discontinued. Such water supply shall not be resumed or turned on until all charges and penalties are paid and an additional service charge of $50.00 shall have been paid.

All water and service charges and penalties applied by the District shall be a lien upon the real property in connection with which such water or service were used.

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ARTICLE IV – Deposits, Fees, Rates and Minimum Charges

Section 4.1 Schedule of Rates

All water metered in the District will be charged at a rate per thousand gallons to yield the required revenue.

Section 4.2 Minimum Rates

The minimum rate for regular service shall be as established by the District. All bills due are payable within 30 days. A copy of the current rates is available at the District office.

Section 4.3 Rates Outside of District

The Board may establish a different or other rate for any water or service furnished outside the geographical limits of the Hicksville Water District.

Section 4.4 After Normal Hours Calls

The field forces normal workweek shall be from 7:30 A.M. to 3:45 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Any service calls including “Turn On”, “Shut Off”, or “Meter Reading”, that are answered at other than these hours shall be charged to the consumer (at a rate of $100.00 per hour, portal to portal), The Board of Commissioners shall have the discretion to waive or reduce the additional fees if it determines that such action is in the best interests of the District.

Section 4.5 Inspections of Meter Installations

Upon a request of a consumer, developer, plumber or contractor, two inspections of the site of an installation of a water meter pit and appurtenances will be made without charge. Subsequent requests to re-inspect the same installation will be made at a charge to the person or persons requesting the re-inspection of $100.00 per re-inspection. The Board of Commissioners shall have the discretion to waive or reduce the additional fees if it determines that such action is in the best interests of the District.

Section 4.6 Restoration of Discontinued Service

Whenever it shall become necessary for the District to turn off or to turn on the water supply for any reason or at the request of any consumer, a minimum service charge of $25.00 for turning off or turning on shall be made, except that no service charge shall be made for inspecting or testing of meters reported and found to be not functioning.

Section 4.7 Service Charge for Private Fire Protection

Whenever a fire sprinkler system shall be installed in any structure within the limits of the District, the owner of such premises, shall pay to the District for the privilege of maintaining such sprinkler system and for the supply of water thereto charges in accordance with the following schedule:

Fire Sprinkler Service Charges: The annual rate for fire, sprinkler charges shall be $100.00 per inch diameter of service main as follows:

2″ – $200.00
3″ – $300.00
4” – $400.00
6′ – $600.00
8″- $800.00
10″- $1,000.00
12″- $1,200.00

The owner shall be responsible to supply the District with written confirmation or certification that the local town and the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office has approved the installation and operation of the fire sprinkler system.

Section 4.8 Application for Special Hydrant Use Permit

To insure compliance with Board of Health regulations, any person applying for permission to use a District hydrant must file an application with the District and obtain a permit. The District prior to the issuance of the permit must inspect all vehicles for which a permit is requested. Upon compliance with this section and the rules and regulations of the District, a permit will be issued and it shall be displayed at the site by the contractor, person or entity issued the permit by the District. All applications for permits shall be accompanied by the applicant’s New York State Department of Environmental Conservation license and registration number. The cost of a special use hydrant permit will be $300.

Use of hydrants will be limited to those hydrants indicated on the special use permit. A fine of $250.00 will be imposed for any illegal use of water without the required permits for each and every day that such violation occurs and continues. Town, County, State or any other municipalities, will have specific hydrants, in each section of town, that will be permissible to use. District must be notified when they are being used. Additional fees will be charged for permitted hydrant use in accordance with provisions of Sections 4.8.2, 4.8.3, 4.9, and 4.13.

Section 4.8.1 Hydrant Fees

The rate for hydrant rental on private property is $70.00 per hydrant per year. Hydrant must conform to District specification. Hydro storz rental is $500.

Section 4.8.2 Hydrant Metering

The District shall determine the necessity for the attachment of a meter to the hydrant, and this shall be affixed thereto by an authorized employee of the District. The person or entity issued the permit shall pay for the water used based upon the water rates set by the Board of Commissioners and on file at the District office.

Section 4.8.3 Reporting of Hydrant Damage or Misuse

No person shall open or interfere with any fire hydrant or draw water therefrom without the consent and approval of the Board, except that a Chief of the Fire Department or his authorized representatives may open or direct the opening of any fire hydrant in the event of a fire or for fire drill tournament purposes. Whenever a hydrant has been used, the Fire Department shall promptly notify the District, within 24 hours of that fact. Any person or firm causing damage to a hydrant shall be responsible to pay to the District the cost incurred by the District to repair or replace the hydrant. Such charges shall not apply to Fire Department operations.

Section 4.8.4 Three Foot “Clear Zone” Radius around Hydrants

A three foot (3’) “clear zone” radius must be maintained around hydrants in which no obstacles shall be placed.

Section 4.9 Hydrant Flow Tests

Any person or corporation requesting a flow test on any hydrant for the purpose of determining the static and residual pressures shall first petition the District Superintendent in writing. Said request shall set forth the location to be tested and a proposed date, time and reason therefore. The hydrant shall be opened and closed solely by District personnel or its authorized agents. The actual flow test itself will be conducted by the applicant at his own expense with the applicant’s own gauges. A non-refundable fee set forth of $75.00 will be charged by the District for administration of the application and services provided.

Section 4.10 Jetting and Puddling Prohibited

Use of water in connection with jetting or puddling during construction or backfilling operations is prohibited.

Section 4.11 Ponding Prohibited

Use of the District water supply in creation or maintenance of a man-made pond is prohibited.

Section 4.12 Cancellation of Permits

The District reserves the right to cancel any permission or permit granted without refund at any time when the distribution system of the District is being damaged water is being wasted, or any provisions of these Ordinances, Rules and Regulations are being violated by the Permit holder, or when a public emergency requires cessation of hydrant usage.

Section 4.13 Fees-Testing and Repairing of Meters

The District reserves the right to test any meter at any time.

At the request of the owner, the water meter will be tested. The cost of such test to be $25.00 for meters 5/8” to and including 2″ meters. In the event that the meter proves to be over 2% fast, there will be no charge for testing. The owner will be rebated the same percentage that the meter is fast over and above 2% on the bill in question.

Any meter, no matter the size, that is damaged through no fault of the District, is the responsibility of the Owner and shall be replaced/repaired at the Owner’s expense. On services over 2”, the meters are the sole responsibility of the owner. Meters over 2” will not be tested or repaired by the District, but must be factory tested and repaired at the expense of the owner, and a certificate of such factory testing supplied to the Hicksville Water District.”

“Any oversized meter pit/vault must meet confined space regulations and have Bilco doors (or equivalent) installed.”

Section 4.14 New Water Services

A charge shall be made for each premises into which water shall be introduced for permanent consumption. This charge shall include the following materials and services, which shall be furnished by the District:

(a) Water Meter, Meter Transceiver Unit (MXU).
(b) Copper meter setter, complete with setter, expansion connection, angle valve and double check valve.
(c) Extension service (curb) box and rod
(d) Curb stop
(e) Corporation
(f) Tap and initial inspection of facilities Items (a) through (e) and the service line shall be installed by the applicant or consumer at his own expense.
(g) Hicksville Water District Administration Fee

When an outside meter installation is permitted, the District will supply at the expense of the consumer, a meter pit and cast iron rim and cover for meter sizes through one inch. For services larger than 1”, specifications are available at the Water District office.

Residential – An approved reduced pressure zone (RPZ) backflow prevention device or a double-check valve (DCV) backflow device, as determined by the Board of Commissioners, or authorized representative, shall be installed directly after the meter, as required by the District on all new water supply connections supplying water to any residential premises. The device shall be tested yearly, by a New York State Certified tester.

Commercial, industrial or other non-residential structure connected to the potable water system of the Hicksville Water District shall have an RPZ backflow prevention device. The device shall be tested yearly, by a New York State Certified tester.

*A list of charges for new water service is on file at the District office.

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ARTICLE V – Installations

Section 5.1 Water not to be Sub-Metered

No more than one premises or building shall be supplied through any single tap, nor may any District water be sub-metered. In all installations, separate and distinct stop cocks and meters shall be provided for each building or premises.

Section 5.2 Water to be Metered

Except as otherwise provided herein, all water service shall be rendered and supplied through meters of a make and type approved and furnished by the Hicksville Water District.

Section 5.3 Tapping

No Contractor or Plumber or any other person shall tap mains or distributing points or pipes of the Hicksville Water District: all tapping of mains or distributing points must be done by the employees or duly authorized agents of the Hicksville Water District. The corporation cock at the main and its installation is included in the tapping cost, which varies depending upon size. Contact the District office for costs. The tapping charges are payable in advance on application for service at the rates filed at the District’s office. Tapping will not be done on Sundays or Saturdays or after 2:30 P.M. on any normal workday, and will be done only after twenty-four (24) hours notice and as soon thereafter as the District schedule permits and after excavation is completed by others.

No person shall make any attachment with the pipes of the Water District nor make any repairs, additions to or alterations to the service water pipes, from the point beginning at the street main and terminating at the meter unless and until notification be given to the District and unless the person engaged to do the work is a plumber bonded in favor of the Hicksville Water District as hereinafter provided.

Section 5.4 Plumbers, Permits, Bonds and Fees

No plumber or general contractor will be allowed to make any attachment to or alteration in any service pipe supplying water to any consumer, nor, to open the street for the introduction of service pipe, without a permit from the proper Highway Authorities and from the Board of Water Commissioners. Before receiving a permit in compliance with this section, the plumber must in each case deposit with the Water District the sum of $400.00 Said $400.00, will be returned to the plumber when his work is approved by the District, in accordance with its ordinances.

The Superintendent of the Hicksville Water District shall be the sole judge of whether or not such installation is made pursuant to the Rules, Regulation and Ordinances of the Hicksville Water District. In the case of meters, meter pits or service line installations, no approval shall be given until such time as the final lawn grade has been established.

If corrections are to be made, the personnel of the plumber doing the original installation must make them. In the event that corrections are required to be made, by the personnel of the Hicksville Water District, the deposit shall be forfeited and paid over to the general funds of the Hicksville Water District.

Section 5.4.1 Approved Plumbers

Every plumber attaching pipes or appurtenances to the service pipes, meters or other connections of the Hicksville Water District, shall apply to the Hicksville Water District for approval as an approved plumber. Approved plumbers shall be required to be licensed by either the Town of Oyster Bay or the Town Hempstead according to the area in which the work is being performed and shall supply evidence of such licensing upon their application for approval, and they shall on application execute and file with the Board of Water Commissioners a bond in the sum of at least Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars with one or more Sureties, to be approved by the Board, conditioned that they comply with the Ordinances, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Water Commissioners, pay any and all damages that may ensue from failure to comply with such Ordinances, Rules and Regulations, and indemnity the Water District and the Board of Water Commissioners against any and all claims for or on account of the work performed under any permit issued, that they will indemnify and save harmless the District and the Board of Water Commissioners from any claims resulting from any accident or by reason of any opening in any street, road, lane or other place in said District, made by him or those in his employ, for the purpose of putting down or inserting or removing any service pipe or pipes, or for any object or purpose whatever. Pavement over every such opening must be repaired and restored to such a condition as required by the Highway Authorities. In addition such plumbers and contractors shall supply proof of insurance coverage naming the District as an additional insured with regard to such work. Insurance requirements for contractors and plumbers will be on file at the District Office. A list of Plumbers and Contractors who are bonded in accordance with this section, will be found at the office of the Board of Water Commissioners.

Section 5.5 Inspection of New Installations and Extensions

No water shall be introduced into private pipelines upon any premises until and unless the same shall have been inspected and approved and until the meter shall have been officially sealed by the District.

Section 5.6 Access to Meters

All meters shall be set in an accessible manner in a place approved by the Board and shall not be obstructed in any manner that will interfere with the prompt reading, repairing, testing or inspecting thereof.

Section 5.7 Entry Upon Premises

The Board of Commissioners, its authorized employees and agents are authorized to come upon the premises of the consumer at all times for the purpose of reading, inspecting, repairing, maintaining, removing, or testing the water facilities, meters and appurtenances through which water of the District is supplied.

Section 5.8 Setting of Meters

Meters shall be set with the inlet and the outlet in a horizontal place with register on top.

Section 5.9 Service Pipes

Service pipes must be laid at least four feet (4’) below the surface of the ground and seven feet (7′) from cesspool or disposal vault. In no case will any water pipe be allowed to be laid in any sewer, gas, electric, telephone or drain trench, nor will any drainage into a water pipe trench be permitted. Pipes may not be laid in driveways or walkways.

Section 5.10 Curb Stops

No plumber shall leave the curb stops at sidewalk open nor allow the water to run on the premises after making any new connection with the street mains, or after making any new extension or attachment in unoccupied premises. In cases where the work is a simple extension or additional attachments on the consumer’s side of the meter and in places where the water is then in use, the plumber may leave the water on. In cases of new connections the Superintendent will, on notification that the work is complete, cause the same to be inspected and if found satisfactory, will turn on the water.

Section 5.11 Consumers’ Pipes

Consumers must keep their own water pipes and fixtures in good repair and protected from frost at their own expense. Should replacement or repairs be required thereto in the judgment of the District Superintendent, he shall notify the consumer in writing, either by mail addressed to the premises or in person, of the repairs required, which notice shall fix a period within which the repairs shall be made. The length of time fixed in said notice shall be such time as in the judgment of the Superintendent of the District shall meet the urgency of the situation and his judgment thereon shall be final. Should the consumer fail to make the required repairs in a manner satisfactory to the Superintendent within the time fixed by such notice, the Water District may order the repairs made and the cost thereof shall be considered an unpaid water charge and shall become a lien against the property in the same manner as any unpaid water bill.

Consumers must provide a valve of approved type properly located inside of the wall of the building and have pipes so arranged that the water may be drained from them whenever necessary. No outlet from which water can be taken between the meter and the mains will be permitted. No red or white lead will be permitted to be used by plumbers on joints between the meter and the main. When a service has been discontinued and the structure it served has been abandoned or demolished, the pipe shall be shut off at the corporation cock after due notice from the District, and upon default in so doing, the District will have it done at the expense of the property owner.

Section 5.11.1 Leakages

a) All leaks in any line or appurtenance through which District water is supplied and owned by the consumer, shall be repaired immediately, by the consumer at his or her own cost and expense. Repairs shall be made by authorized plumbers in accordance with these ordinances, and the rules and regulations of the District.

b) In the event that any leak shall not be promptly reported to the District and repaired in accordance herewith, the District upon fifteen (15) days written notice to the consumer sent to the billing address, the District shall have the right to cut off the water supply to the premises, subject to a $50.00 charge to shut off the water, and a $50.00 charge to restore service.

c) In the event the District elects to make an emergency repair to a consumer’s water service, the cost of such repair shall be billed and charged to the account of the consumer. Non-payment of such account shall be treated in the same manner as unpaid water charges. Cost will vary depending upon supply cost and labor cost.

Section 5.12 Approved Contractors

All service mains over 2″ must be run to the property line by an approved Hicksville Water District Contractor and installed in accordance with the District Specifications. The District Specifications shall apply up to the meter.

Section 5.13 Services

The Hicksville Water District will undertake the care of consumer’s services from the main to curb side of the curb stop, upon condition that the consumer, in whose behalf the work undertaken by the Hicksville Water District, executes a release saving the Hicksville Water District harmless by way of repair or replacement. In the event the homeowner or property owner refuses to accord such relief, then, and in that event, the District may proceed with the work and render a charge for services, or may elect to refuse repair, maintain, or replace the existing service line.

Section 5.14 Permanent Service Pipes

Permanent service pipes shall be as follows: All one (1) or two (2) inch service lines shall be Type “K” copper from the main to the curb stop. From the curb stop to near the building wall, the services must be Type “K” copper.

All services of four (4) inch diameter or greater shall be ductile.All service pipes shall be connected to the mains in conformity with the plans therefore on file at the District’s office. Plumbers, or others installing “K” copper services for up to two (2″) in diameter between the main and the curb stop shall install a continuous piece of copper; joints of any kind shall not be permitted between the main and the curb stop.

All new service pipes to be sleeved must conform to Highway Specifications (i.e. State, County and Town). The District will reserve the option as to sleeving replacement service lines.

In the event that a new tap in the street main is substituted for an original tap, the old tap must be turned off at the main at the same time, and an inspection made by the District before backfilling. Any expense involved in connection with the discontinuance of an old tap must be paid by the Owner of the service connection, prior to the demolition of the building.

Each service pipe shall have a curb cock of the inverted key type between the property line and the curb line and be provided with an iron curb box and cover, except that in the case of a connection in excess of two inches (2″) a gate valve of the kind as approved by the American Water Works Association, shall be used; all to be paid for by the property owner. A valved bypass shall be installed for all services larger than 1 inch. Curb box covers shall be set flush with the ground.

No service pipe or control valve shall be installed in a driveway or walkway. All pipes and connections between the main and the meter must be inspected and tested by the Superintendent or his Representative before the trench is closed. The plumber shall furnish a record of each service connection at the time of the final inspection.

Section 5.15 Dead Ends Prohibited

All water mains shall be constructed and installed in such a manner as to permit a free flow of water through them at all times. The use of “dead end” lines is prohibited.

Section 5.16 Abandoned or Discontinued Services to be shut Off

Whenever an owner, demolition contractor, or other person, abandons a main or service, such owner, demolition contractor, or other person, shall uncover the corporation cock at the connection of the service to the District main and shall notify the Water District at least 24 hours prior that such service or main is to be abandoned. The shut off at the main shall be performed by District employees. The entire cost of uncovering the connection to the District main shall be borne by the owner, contractor or other person abandoning the service or main.

Section 5.17 Underground Lawn Sprinkler System

No consumer of the Hicksville Water District shall build, construct, or maintain an automatic or manual lawn sprinkler service unless such consumer first applies to the Hicksville Water District for permission to erect, maintain, or install such automatic sprinkling services.

a. All combined services shall be in accordance with the District drawing showing minimum requirements for types of equipment for a combined service.

b. All separate services shall be installed in accordance with the District drawings and regulations.

c. All Underground sprinkler systems must have a double check device (directly after the meter) and a rain sensor.

d. Residents will have the DCV device tested no later than April 30th of each calendar year. A charge of $150.00 will be posted to any consumer’s account if the District has to test the device, due to lack of compliance on the consumer’s part.

Section 5.17.1 Requirements for New Underground Sprinkler Systems

1. All new underground lawn sprinkler systems shall be equipped with a programmable time clock controller for control of the sprinkler system valves, a rain or a soil moisture sensor capable of interrupting the operation of the sprinkler system when watering, as determined by the sensor, is required, and a separate curb stop control valve on the water supply line to the sprinkler system.

2. Rain sensors shall be of a type capable of detecting a minimum of one-eighth (1 /8″) inch of automatically interrupt and prevent the sprinkler system from operating. It shall further be capable of allowing the rainfall to evaporate and when sufficient evaporation has occurred, to automatically reset and allow continuation of normal sprinkling.

3. Approved moisture sensors shall be interfaced with the programmable time clock controller or the electrically operated sprinkler control valves, and shall prohibit sprinkling when the matric potential of the soil measured by the sensor is below the preset pressure selected for the soil in which it is used.

4. Time clock controllers shall be a programmable type, which shall automatically operate the sprinkler system. Time clock controllers shall have the following minimum features:

a. An adjustable clock monitor for starting the water cycle at any hour of the day or night.

b. A calendar program, which allows automatic water cycles on any day, odd or even day or every third day on a repeating basis.

c .A sequence timer with variable time adjustment of a minimum of five {5} minute increments. Timing shall be independently variable for each sprinkler zone.

d. Override features, which are activated by the rain or soil moisture sensor to prevent the automatic watering cycle from starting when watering is not required.

e.Operational settings and programming of the time clock controller shall be readily accessible on the face of the controller.

f. All systems shall be electrically wired directly to the power source. By-pass switches of any type are prohibited.

5. The water service line supplying any underground sprinkler system shall be provided with an approved backflow prevention device approved and installed in accordance with the requirements of the Nassau County Department of Health. The device shall be tested prior to April 30th of each calendar year, and the proper paperwork sent into the District to be kept on file.

6. The source of water supply for any new underground sprinkler system shall be either by a separate metered service line connection made to a water main of the Hicksville Water District or by a connection to the existing water service line to the premises. If the source is from the water service line to the premises, the connection must be made to the line after the water meter and shall be provided with a separate curb stop control valve meeting Hicksville Water District standards.

Section 5.17.2 Sprinkling Days

1. No person shall water, hose, sprinkle or otherwise irrigate any outdoor lawn, field, garden, hedge or shrub between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. Sprinkling is permitted during other hours of the day on permitted days as set forth below. Sprinkling is prohibited between November 1st and April 1st.

2. Sprinkling is authorized on odd numbered calendar days for those premises with an odd number address and on even calendar days for those premises with an even number address. For those premises without a number address, sprinkling is allowed only on even number calendar days.

3. No sprinkling, watering or irrigation is permitted during periods of rainfall.

4. The use of a hose, sprinkler or irrigation system, which directs a spray, or flow of water onto the sidewalk or roadway, is hereby prohibited.

5. All hoses shall be equipped with a shut-off nozzle that is automatically self-closing, and necessitates hand pressure on the valve to permit the flow of water.

Section 5.17.3 Change of Sprinkling Times

Nothing herein contained is intended to prohibit the Board Of Commissioners from changing or otherwise limiting sprinkling times in cases of emergency or to meet demands for water for other purposes as the Board may deem necessary subject to conditions prescribed by the Board of Commissioners.

WATER-COOLED EQUIPMENT

Section 5.20 Required Water Recycling System

All water cooled equipment installed in the District and connected directly or indirectly with the water system of the District, whether for comfort air conditioning, industrial cooling, refrigeration, processing or other purpose is prohibited except if such equipment is provided with a water-recycling system such that District water is used only for the initial filling of the installation and make-up water required by evaporation or flushing.

Section 5.21 Conversion of Existing Systems

All existing water-cooled equipment shall be converted to an air-operative system or equipped with a water-recycling system.

Section 5.22 Required Backflow Preventer

The water supply line from the District to all premises having water-cooled equipment shall be provided with a reduced pressure zone backflow preventer, which must be tested prior to February 28th of each calendar year.

Section 5.23 Private (Undedicated Streets)

The maintenance of service lines on all private or undedicated streets shall be the sole responsibility of the owner, unless an easement has been granted to the Board.

Section 5.24 Water for Building Purposes

Persons desiring to use District water for building purposes will be required to make an application to the Board of Water Commissioners or duly authorized representative, and upon receiving such permit will be required to pay in advance for the water to be consumed, an amount to be fixed by the Board according to size and character of the structure to be erected. All building water to be metered, meter to be purchased from the District, meter to be read weekly and billed monthly. (If water is willfully wasted the Board will cancel such permit and stop the supply of water).

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ARTICLE VI – Control of Backflow and Cross-Connections

Section 6.0 Policy Statement

HICKSVILLE WATER DISTRICT POLICY STATEMENT ON CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL

The Hicksville Water District has implemented a program to check for potential hazards that exist on the properties that are served by the Hicksville Water District potable water supply.

This will be a continuous program and priority will be given to user’s who are potentially hazardous to the public water supply. The degree of hazard will determine the type of backflow device installed.

The State Health Department guidelines and local plumbing codes and ordinances will determine the backflow program. The Hicksville Water District reserves the right to enforce stricter guidelines, as deemed necessary by the Board of Commissioners on a service-by-service basis.

The only RPZ/DCV devices to be used will be devices that have been approved by the New York State Health Department.

The backflow devices will be installed on the water service, wherever in the opinion of the Hicksville Water District, a potential hazard is considered to exist. (The actual cross connection does not have to be in evidence).

The Hicksville Water District requires multiple dwelling residences and residences used in part for business purposes, to have at a minimum a double check valve (DCV) installed. Per Nassau County Public Health Ordinances Public Drinking Water Supply, page 18, section 2, “a multiple dwelling residence and a residence used in part for business purposes shall be considered non-residential.”

All commercial/businesses must have a reduced pressure zone (RPZ) installed.

Businesses will have their devices tested prior to February 28th of each calendar year. Residences will have their devices tested prior to April 30th of each calendar year. A charge of $150.00 will be put on any account that the District has to test due to lack of compliance on the owner’s part.

Reduced Pressure Zone Devices criteria are in: A.W.A.A. manual 14 (classes 4, 5, & 6). Double Check Valve Devices criteria are in: A.W.A.A. manual 14 (class 3).

Section 6.1 Responsibility

A. State Department of Health

The Department of Health is authorized by the Public Health Law 201 to supervise and regulate the sanitary aspects of water supplies. A community’s water supply system must be free of all sanitary hazards, including unprotected cross-connections. Accordingly, the Department can require the supplier of water to take preventive action against any water customer who may pose a threat to the public water supply- system and see to it that such a customer is required by the supplier to install, test and maintain an acceptable backflow prevention device.

The Department of Health also requires that customers prevent cross-connections in on-premises piping systems.

The Department of Health also requires the installation of an acceptable RPZ device on any Direct Inject Sprinkling System, including underground lawn sprinkling systems and any type spraying or irrigation system using fertilizers, pesticides, weedicides, herbicides or exterminators. The RPZ device must be housed in an enclosure, such as a hot box, to be located on the front lawn. In addition, Engineer drawings must be submitted to the Nassau County Board of Health for their review and approval prior to the installation of these types of systems.

B. Supplier of Water

The supplier of water’s responsibility for cross-connection control is found in Part 5 of the State Sanitary Code, Section 5-1.31 entitled, “Cross Connection Control.”

The supplier of water is responsible to assure that water of questionable or unsuitable quality does not enter the public water supply system.

The supplier is required to determine the degree of hazard that a facility poses to his water supply system and to require that an acceptable backflow prevention containment device be installed, tested, operated and maintained and that adequate records of maintenance and repair be kept.

C. Customer

The customer has the primary responsibility of preventing contaminants from entering the potable water piping system and subsequently, the public water supply.

He shall, as required by the supplier of water, per Part 5, Section 5-1.31 (a) and (b), install, test, operate, maintain and keep adequate maintenance and repair records for every backflow prevention device installed to provide containment.

Additionally, as stated in Part 5, Section 5-1.31 (c), the customer shall prevent cross connections between the potable water piping system and any other piping system within his facility.

Section 6.2 Inspections

The District, Town or a designated agent, shall have the right of entry into any building, during reasonable hours, for the purpose of making inspection of the plumbing systems installed in such building or premises provided that with respect to the inspection of any single family dwelling, consent to such inspection shall first be obtained from a person of suitable age and discretion therein or in control thereof.

Section 6.3 Definitions

6.3.1-Airgap. The un-obstructed 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 flood-level rim of the receptacle.

6.3.2-Approved. Approved by the HICKSVILLE WATER DISTRICT and the Health Department.

6.3.3-Auxiliary Supply. Any water source or system other than the potable Hicksville Water District water supply that may be available in the building or premises.

6.3.4-Backflow and Backflow Preventer. Backflow is the flow of water or other liquids; mixtures, or substances into the distributing of a potable supply of water from any source or sources other than its intended source. Backsiphonage is one type of backflow. Backflow Preventer is a device or means to prevent backflow.

6.3.5-Backsiphonage. Backflow resulting from negative pressures in the distributing pipes of a potable water supply.

6.3.6-Barometric Loop. A loop of pipe rising at least 35 feet, at its topmost point above the highest fixture it supplies.

6.3.7-Check Valve. A self-closing device, which is designed to permit the flow of fluids in one direction and to close it if there is a reversal of flow.

6.3.8-Cross-Connection. Any physical connection between a potable water supply and any waste pipe, soil pipe, sewer, drain, or any unapproved source or system. Furthermore, it is any potable water supply outlet, which is submerged or can be submerged in wastewater and/or any other source of contamination.

6.3.9-Drain. Any pipe that carries waste water or waterborne wastes in a building system.

6.3.10-Fixture, Plumbing. Installed receptacles, devices, or appliances supplied with or that receive or discharge liquids or liquid-borne wastes.

6.3.11-Hazard, Health Any Conditions, devices, or practices in the water supply ration, which create, or, in the judgment of the District, may create, a danger to the health and well being of the water consumer.

6.3.12-Hazard. Plumbing. Any arrangement of plumbing including piping and fixtures whereby a cross -connection is created.

6.3.13-Inlet. The open end of the water supply pipe through which the water is discharged into the plumbing fixture.

6.3.14-Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer. An assembly of differential valves and check valves including an automatically opened spillage port to the atmosphere designed to prevent backflow.

6.3.15-Surge Tank. The receiving, non-pressure vessel forming part of the air-gap separation between a potable and an auxiliary supply.

6.3.16-Water, Potable. Water free from impurities in amounts sufficient to cause disease or harmful physiological effects. Its bacteriological and chemical quality shall conform to the requirements of the public health authority

6.3.17-Water, Non-potable. Water that is not safe for human consumption or that is questionable potability.

Section 6.4 General (Technical) Requirements

6.4.1-General. A potable water supply system shall be designed, installed, and maintained in such manner as to prevent contamination from non-potable liquids, solids, or gases from being introduced into the potable water supply through cross-connections or any other piping connections to the system.

6.4.2-Cross-Connections Prohibited. Cross-connections between potable water systems and other systems or equipment containing water or other substances of unknown or questionable safety are prohibited except when and where, as approved by the authority jurisdiction, suitable protective devices such as the reduced pressure zone backflow or equal are installed, tested, and maintained to insure proper operation on a continuing basis.

6.4.3-Interconnections. Interconnection between two or more public water supplies shall be permitted only with the approval of the health authority having jurisdiction.

6.4.4-Individual Water Supplies. Cross-connections between an individual water supply and a potable public supply shall not be made.

6.4.5-Connections to Boilers. Potable water connections to boilers shall be made through an air-gap or provided with an approved backflow preventer.

6.4.6-Prohibited Connections to Fixtures and Equipment. Connection to the potable water supply system for the following is prohibited unless protected against backflow in accordance with Section 6.5 or as set out herein.

a. Bidets.

b. Operating, dissection, embalming and mortuary tables or similar equipment. In such installation the hose used for water supply shall terminate at least 12 inches away from every point of the table or attachments.

c. Pumps for non-potable water, chemicals, or other substances. Priming connections may be made only through an air gap.

d. Building drainage, sewer, or vent systems.

Any other fixture of similar hazard.

6.4.7-Refrigerating Unit Condensers and Cooling Jackets. Except where potable water provided for a refrigerator condenser or cooling jacket is entirely outside the piping or tank containing a toxic refrigerant, the inlet connection shall be provided with an approved check valve. Also adjacent to and at the outlet side of the check valve, an approved pressure relief valve set to relieve at 5 psi above the maximum water pressure at the point of installation shall be provided if the refrigeration units contain more than 20 pounds of refrigerants.

Section 6.5 Protection Against Backflow and Backsiphonage

6.5.1-Water Outlets. A potable water system shall be protected against backflow and backsiphonage by providing and maintaining at each outlet:

a. Air gap. An air gap, as specified in Section 6.5.2, between the potable water outlet and the flood level rim of the fixture it supplies or between the outlet and any other source of contamination, or

b. Backflow Preventer. A device or means to prevent backflow.

6.5.2-Minimum Required Air-gap.

(a) How Measured. The minimum required air-gap shall be measured ally from the lowest end of a potable water outlet to the flood rim or line of the fixture or receptacle into which it discharges.

(b) Size. The minimum required air-gap shall be twice the effective opening of a potable water outlet unless the outlet is a distance less than three times the effective opening away from a wall or similar vertical surface, in which eases the minimum required air-gap shall be three times the effective opening of the outlet. In no ease shall the be less than shown in Table 6.5.2

Table 6.5.2-Minimum air-gaps for generally used plumbing fixtures.

Fixture When not affected by Near Wall (1) Inches When affected by Near Wall (2) Inches
Lavatories and Other fixtures 1/2″ or less in Diameter 1.0 1.50
Sink, laundry traps, gooseneck bath faucets and other fixtures 1/2″ or less diameter 1.5 2.25
Other rim bath fillers and other fixtures not greater than 1″ diameter 1.0 3.0
Effective openings greater than 1″ diameter 2.0 3.0

Side walls, ribs, or similar obstructions do not affect air-gaps when spaced from inside edge of spout opening a distance greater than 3 times the diameter of the effective opening for a single wall, or a distance greater than 4 times the diameter of the affective opening for 2 intersecting walls.

For Water Supply Tanks

Maximum Capacity of
Water SupplyTo Tank
Line Diameter of Overflow
(inches ID)
0 – 50 gpm 2
50- 150 gpm 2 1/2
100 – 200 gpm 3
200 – 400 gpm 4
400 – 700 gpm 5
700 -1000 gpm 6
Over-1000 gpm 8

(b) The potable water outlet to the tank or vat shall terminate a distance not less than 1 I/2 times the height to which water can rise in the tank above the top of the overflow. This level shall be established at the maximum flow rate of the supply to the tank or vat and with all outlets except the air-gap overflow outlet closed.

(c) The distance from the outlet to the high water level shall be measured from the critical point of the potable water supply outlet.

6.S.6-Protective Devices Required. Approved devices to protect against backflow and backsiphonage shall be installed at all fixtures and equipment where backflow and/or backsiphonage may occur and where a minimum air gap cannot be provided between the water outlet to the fixture or equipment and it’s flood-level rim.

(a) Connections Not Subject to Backpressure. Where a water connection is not subject to backpressure, a vacuum breaker shall be installed on the discharge side of the last valve on the line serving the fixture or equipment. A list of some conditions requiring protective devices of this kind is given in Table 6.5.6 (A).

Table 6.3.6 (A)-Cross-Connections where Protective Devices are required and Critical Level (C-L)* Settings for Vacuum Breakers.

Method of Installation

Fixture or Equipment
Aspirators and Eject
Hot or Cold Supply C-L
at least 6 in. above flood level receptacle
Dental Units
Dishwashing Machines
On models without built C-L at least 6 in. above flood level of machine.
Flushometer (closet & urinal) C-L at least 6 in. above top of fixture supplies.
Garbage Can Cleaning Machine C-L at least 6 in. above flood level of machine.
Hose Outlets C-L at least 6 in. above highest point on hose line.
Laundry Machines C-L at least 6 in. above flood level of machine.
Lawn Sprinklers C-L at least 12 in. above highest sprinkler or discharge outlet.
Steam Tables C-L at least 6 in. above flood level.
Tank and Vats C-L at least 6 in. above flood level
Level rim or line.
Trough Urinals C-L at least 30 in. above perforated flush pipe.
Flush Tanks Equip with approved ball cock. Where bBall cocks touch tank water, equip with Vacuum breaker at least 1 in. above overflow outlets. Where ball cock does not touch tank water, install ball cock outlet at least 1 in. above overflow outlet or provide vacuum breaker as specified above.
Hose Bibs (where aspirators or ejectors could be connected) C-L at least flood level of receptacle

(*) Critical Level (C-L) is defined as the level to which the vacuum breaker may be submerged before backflow will occur. Where the C-L is not shown on the preventer, the bottom of the device shall be taken as the C-L.

(b) Connections Subject to Backpressure. Where a potable water connection is made other equipment with a hazard of backflow or backsiphonage, and where the water connection is subject to backpressure, and an air gap cannot be installed, the District may require the use of an approved reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. A partial list of such connections is shown in Table 6.5.6 (B).

Table 6.5.6 {b}-Partial List of Cross-Connections which may be Subject to Backpressure.

• Chemical Lines
• Dock Water Outlets
• Individual Water Supplies
• Industrial Process Water Lines
• Pressure Tanks
• Pumps
• Steam Lines
• Swimming Pools
• Tank and Vats Bottom Inlets
• Hose Bibs

6.5.7-Barometric Loop. Water connections where an actual or potential backsiphonage hazard exists may, in lieu of devices specified in Section 6.5.6, be provided with a barometric loop. Barometric loops shall precede the point of connection.

6.5.8-Double Check-Double Gate Valves. The District may authorize installation of approved, double check-double gate valve assemblies with test cocks as protective devices against backflow in connections between a potable water system and other fluid systems which, in the judgment of the District, present no significant health hazard.

6.5.9-Low Pressure Cutoff Required on Booster Pumps. When a booster pump is used on a water pressure booster system and the possibility exists that a positive pressure of 10 psi or less may occur on the suction side of the pump, there shall be installed a low pressure cutoff on the booster pump to prevent the creation of a vacuum or negative pressure an the suction side of the pump, thus cutting off water to other outlets.

Section 6.6 Maintenance Requirements

It shall be the responsibility of building and premise owners to maintain all backflow preventers and vacuum breakers within the building or on the premises in good working order and to make no piping or other arrangements for the purpose of by-passing backflow devices.

Section 6.7 Backflow Preventers

The District shall establish periodic testing and inspection schedules, for all backflow preventers and the interval between such testing and inspections and overhauls of each device shall be established in accordance with the age and condition of the device.

Inspections should be made annually, and overhaul intervals should not exceed 5 years. These devices should be inspected frequently after the initial installation to assure that they been installed properly and that debris resulting from the installation has not interfered with the functioning of the device. The testing procedures shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions when approved by the District, shall be done by an approved plumber and the device shall bear an inspection tag showing name and date of inspection.

Section 6.8 Violations and Penalties

6.8.1-Notification of Violation. The District shall notify the owner, or authorized agent of the owner, of the building or premises in which there is found a violation of this ordinance, of such violation. The District shall set a reasonable time for the owner to have the violation removed or corrected. Upon failure of the owner to have the defect corrected by the end of the specified time interval the District may, if in their judgment an imminent health hazard exists, cause the water service to the building or premises to be terminated, and/or recommend such additional fines or penalties to be invoked as herein may be provided.

6.8.2-Fines. The owner or authorized agent of the owner responsible for the maintenance of the plumbing systems in the building who knowingly permits a violation to remain uncorrected after the expiration of time set by the District shall, upon conviction thereof by the court, be required to pay a fine of not more than $100, for each violation. Each day of failure to comply with the requirements of the ordinance, after the specified time provided under 6.8.1, shall constitute a separate violation.

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ARTICLE VII – Mains, Hydrants and Facilities

Section 7.1 Relocation of Hydrant

Any person or corporation requesting the relocation of a hydrant, must first petition the Board of Water Commissioners by letter giving them the location and reason for relocating. After the Board of Water Commissioners or their representative has become familiar with the condition, the petitioner will be so notified. The cost of such relocation will be estimated and the amount paid to the Hicksville Water District before such work shall be done.

Section 7.2 Location of Mains

The District will upon request of any person, firm or corporation, attempt to locate an existing water main for the purpose of making an excavation for a water tap. In granting such request, the District assumes no obligation or liability in connection therewith due to inability to locate such main and the applicant by making such request, expressly assumes all responsibility to his agent or employee in the event of such inability to so locate the main.

Section 7.3 Use of Hydrants

No person shall open or interfere with the fire hydrants or draw water there from without permission from the Board of Water Commissioners, except to fight fires or at fire drills or tournaments. Special hydrant use permits may be granted at the District office. The cost of using a hydrant is $300, plus the refundable deposit of $500 for the rental of a hydro storz cap. For those who need the Hydrant permit in effect for the entire year, the fee is amended to $500. A fine of $250.00 will be imposed for any illegal use of water, for each and every day that the violation occurs and continues without the proper permits.(Also see section 4.8).

Section 7.4 Owners Responsibility

Owners of premises whereon water is used will be held responsible for the water charges of their tenants and the water charges shall be a lien upon the property for the use of which the water is supplied.

Whenever it shall be found that any other than the pipes approved by the Water Commissioners have been laid, the connection shall be removed and the water cut off. Such connection shall not again be made until the proper pipe is laid and all expenses and damages paid by the owner of the property.

The Board of Water Commissioners and its agents are authorized to enter upon any premises at any time for the purpose of inspecting or shutting off the curb cock or gate valve, and for the inspection, repair and reading of water meters, and the application for water.

Section 7.5 Penalties

Any person violating these ordinances or any section thereof shall be liable to a penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per day for each and every day that a violation is committed or continues on suit by the Board of Water Commissioners to recover the same, and a consumer shall also have his supply of water cut off until such penalty is paid. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a new and distinct violation of these ordinances.

Section 7.6 Damage to Mains, Service Line and Appurtenances

Any contractor, plumber, municipality or public utility laying or installing appurtenances of any kind along any road or highway within the boundaries of the Hicksville Water District, causing damage to any service lines or mains or appurtenances belonging to said District, must, at their own expense, repair the same under the supervision of the District’s Engineer or other authorized designee or employee. Any service being so damaged or ruptured during or as a result of the above mentioned work must be replaced with new pipe between any two (2) nearest shut off points.

Section 7.7 Emergency Curtailment of Use-Penalty for Failure or Refusal to Comply

In the event of an emergency or whenever, in the opinion of the Board of Commissioners, the water pressure or the supply of water shall be reduced or is likely to be reduced so that the general welfare, health or safety is affected or is likely to be affected, the Commissioners may order and direct such curtailment of the use of water or facilities of the District as they may deem necessary. Notice of such order or direction curtailing the use of water may, be given personally, by any officer or employee of the District, or by mail. Publication of such order or direction in the official newspaper of the District on one occasion shall be deemed due notice to all consumers of the District.

In the event that any consumer shall fail or refuse to comply with such order or direction after any of the, notices heretofore provided shall have been given, he shall be subject to a civil penalty, not to exceed the sum of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per day for each and every day that a violation is committed or continues, payable to the District, and the water supply furnished to any such violating consumer may be discontinued until such penalty, together with all other charges, fees and deposits, shall be paid. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a new and distinct violation of these ordinances.

Section 7.8 Air Conditioning Systems

Unless an applicant receives a special permit, no air conditioning system shall be connected to the District Water system unless it is the re-circulatory type. District water shall be used only for the initial filling of the installation, makeup required for evaporation, or flushing purposes. Any special permit will require recharged water via a system and to a depth required by the District.

All air conditioning installations requiring the use of water shall require a permit from the District.

Section 7.9 Liability for Damages

The District, its officers and/or employees assume no responsibility for any damages, injuries or leakage that may result from a decrease or increase in pressure or a discontinuance of the water supply, and said supply may be cut off, discontinued or pressure increased or decreased at any time without notice to the Consumer.

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NASSAU COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION ACT
WATER COMMISSIONER
CHAPTER 220

Approved June 15, 1981, effective September 1, 1981

An Act to amend the Nassau County civil divisions act, in relation to the powers and duties of Water Commissioners in Nassau CountyThe People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section 225.4 of chapter two hundred seventy-three of the laws of nineteen hundred thirty-nine, constituting the Nassau County civil divisions act, is amended by adding a new sub-division (h) to read as follows:

(h) May from time to time adopt ordinances, rules and regulations

(I) relating to the operation of the water district and the use of water therein, including but not limited to the regulation of cross connections, the operation, manner of construction, alteration, removal and inspection of the water mains, lateral mains and water service mains, the plumbing in all existing and proposed buildings and structures, the manner in which connections shall be made to the water mains, lateral mains and water service mains, the type of materials to be used therefore, and

(2) prohibiting any construction, alteration or use of any materials, which do not comply with such ordinances, rules and regulations.

The Board of Commissioners may enforce the provisions of the ordinances, rules and regulations by the imposition of a fine in an amount not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars for each violation, and may also maintain an action in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance therewith or may make application to restrain by temporary or permanent injunction, restraining order or other equitable relief the violation of such ordinances, rules and regulations.

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of September next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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ARTICLE VIII – Amendments and Effective Date

Section 8.1 Amendments

The right to change or amend these ordinances at any time in a manner provided by law.

Section 8.2 Revocation of Previous Ordinances

All ordinances, rules, and regulations, resolutions, orders and direction heretofore issued by the Board of Commissioners are hereby revoked, cancelled and annulled insofar as they shall be inconsistent with any of the written ordinances.

Section 8.3 Effective Date

The foregoing ordinances of the Hicksville Water District duly adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the District on the 13th day of December 2005, are effective and in force from the moment of their adoption.

Hicksville Water District
Board of Commissioners
Karl M. Schweitzer, Chairman
Richard A. Humann, Treasurer
Nicholas J. Brigandi, Secretary

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