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City Would Require Devices On Homes Getting City Water

Public hearing on requiring homes to have protective devices installed while receiving city water and prohibition of cross connections including wells will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6:45 p.m. The hearing will precede the Council meeting scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

The public hearing will also concern an ordinance approving the detachment of territory from the city to the Town of Peshtigo.

The protective devices require the owner or occupant of premises receiving city water supply to maintain suitable means of protection of the water supply, and all appliances against damage arising from variation of water pressure or interruption of the water supply. It would include protection of water-cooled compressors for refrigeration systems by means of a high pressure safety cutout devices. Also prevention of transmission of water ram or noise of operation of any valve or appliance through the piping of their own or adjacent premises.

Water users would have to install relief valves on all closed systems, that is systems having a check valve, pressure regulator or reducing valve, water filter or softener. The pressure relief valve shall be installed either in the top tapping or the upper side tapping of the hot water tank, or on the hot water distributing pipe connection at the tank.

Also a properly sized drain pipe shall be connected to the relief valve for discharge onto the floor or into a sink or open drain through an air gap.

An air chamber or approved shock absorber shall be installed at the terminus of each riser, fixture branch or hydraulic elevator main for undue water hammer, noise.

Cross connections are prohibited whereby potable water from a private, auxiliary or emergency water supply such as a well, other than regular public water supply provided by the city may enter the water supply or distribution system of the city utility.

The city utility shall make inspections of all properties where cross connections with the public water system are installed. If the city utility is not able to perform the inspection, the property owner at their own expense have the plumbing inspected for cross connections. The city utility will have the right to inspect and if entry is refused the utility shall obtain a special inspection warrant.

The city utility would also have the authority to discontinue water service to any property where any connection is in violation of the ordinance. Water service would not be restored until the cross connection has been eliminated or a backflow prevention device has been installed.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the ordinance is available for public inspection at the office of the city clerk during regular business hours or at the public hearing.

Public hearing will also be held on an ordinance approving detachment of territory from the City of Peshtigo to the Town of Peshtigo which is owned by Kyle and Megan Cheney consisting of .428 acres. It is currently zoned as R-1 Single Family Residential.

The property is off Shorewood Lane which is off River Bend. A portion is currently in the City of Peshtigo and a portion in the Town of Peshtigo. The Cheneys circulated a petition requesting the detachment from the city to the town.

At the Council meeting following the public hearings, agenda items would include committee reports including an update on the Clean Water Fund grant and UDAG funds. There will also be building permits and correspondence.


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