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RULES & REGULATIONS TO
PREVENT CONTAMINATION OF THE WATER SUPPLY

Section 1. Authority

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Board of Commissioners of the Westbury Water District, the Superintendent of the Westbury Water District, or his designated agent, shall inspect the plumbing in every premises in the District, at prescribed intervals, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, to ensure that the plumbing system was installed and is maintained in such a manner as to safeguard the potable water supply by preventing backflow into the potable water supply system.

Inspection – The Superintendent, or his designated agent, shall have the right of entry into any property or building in the Westbury Water District for the purpose of making an inspection of the plumbing system.

Statutory Authority – Public Health Law 225, New York State Sanitary Code, Part 5, Drinking Water Supplies, 5-1.31, Cross Connection control – (a) Except when the supplier of water determines that no significant hazard is posed by the premises served, the supplier of water shall protect the public water system from existing or potential contamination by containing within or limiting the existing or potential contamination to the premises of the user in the following manner:

by requiring an acceptable air gap, reduced pressure zone device, double check valve assembly or equivalent protective device, acceptable to the Commissioner, consistent with the degree of hazard posed by the premises served by the connection.

by requiring the users of such connections to submit plans for the installation of protective devices to the supplier of water and the State for approval.

by assuring that all protective devices be inspected and tested at least annually by the supplier of water or by the user. The records of such inspections and tests shall be made available to and maintained by the supplier of water.

 



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