Chapter 6 – Building Code
Article 7. Plumbing Code.
Sec. 6-701. Illinois Plumbing Code Adopted. [back to top]
The Village of Addison hereby adopts and shall enforce the Illinois Plumbing Code (77 Ill. Admin. Code 890) as required by the State of Illinois, Department of Public Health, including such local amendments as may be approved by the Department of Public Health.
Sec. 6-702. Water Conservation Practices. [back to top]
Pursuant to 17 Ill. Admin. Code 3730.307(c)(4) and subject to the Illinois Plumbing Code (77 Ill. Admin. Code 890) and the Lawn Irrigation Contractor and Lawn Sprinkler System Registration Code (77 Ill. Admin. Code 892), be it hereby ordained that in the Village of Addison, all new and replacement plumbing fixtures and irrigation controllers installed after the effective date of this ordinance shall bear the WaterSense label (as designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense Program), when such labeled fixtures are available. In addition, new/replacement sprinkler systems shall be equipped with a WaterSense irrigation controller and shall be in compliance with Section 2.5(g) of the Illinois Plumbing Licensing Law [225 ILCS 320].
Sec. 6-703. Sewer and/or Water Required. [back to top]
Every building or unit of a building shall have its own separate individual water service and individual sanitary sewer service that is supplied by and/or connected to a Village of Addison public water main and Village of Addison public sanitary sewer main. The entire plumbing system shall be entirely separate and independent from that of other buildings or units of a building.
Separate units within the same building of multiple story apartment buildings, multiple story condominium buildings, hotels, motels and multiple story office buildings may be supplied by one properly sized water service and sanitary sewer service in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code.
(Amends Section 890.170(a)(b) of the ILPC)
Sec. 6-704. Water Service Pipe Installation. [back to top]
The minimum depth for any water service pipe shall be at least sixty-six (66) inches or the maximum frost penetration of the local area, whichever is of greater depth.
(Amends Section 890.1150(a)(3) of the ILPC)
Sec. 6-705. Water Supply Control Valves and Meter. [back to top]
The utility meter (i.e. the water meter) shall be installed within a building where a building exists.
(Amends Section 890.1190(b), first sentence only of the ILPC)
Sec. 6-706. Water Service Pipe Sizing. [back to top]
The water service pipe from the street main (including the tap) to the water distribution system for the building shall be a minimum of one (1) inch in diameter, Type K copper.
(Amends Section 890.1200(a) of the ILPC)
Sec. 6-707. Sanitary Waste Below Sewer. [back to top]
All new buildings with plumbing fixtures or drains located below the outside grade shall discharge into a gas-tight, covered and vented sump from which the waste shall be lifted and discharged into a sanitary waste drain by automatic sewage ejection pumping equipment (overhead sewer).
(Amends Section 890.1360(a)(1) of the ILPC)
Sec. 6-708. Water Heaters. [back to top]
Water heaters installed above the finished floor level shall be equipped with a safe pan. The safe pan shall be piped to an approved receptor. The temperature and pressure relief valve of the water heater shall not discharge into the safe pan and shall be piped to an approved receptor.
(Amends Section 890.1230(a) of the ILPC)
Sec. 6-709. Building Drain. [back to top]
Building drains passing through a foundation wall shall be constructed of an extra heavy cast iron pipe or ductile iron pipe.
(Amends Section 890.Appendix A, Table A of the ILPC)
Sec. 6-710. Approved Materials for Building Drainage/Vent Pipe. [back to top]
The following materials are approved for building drainage/vent pipe:
2) Brass Pipe, 3) Cast Iron Pipe, 5) Copper/Copper Alloy Pipe, 6) Copper/Copper Alloy Tubing (K, L or M), 7) Galvanized Steel Pipe, 8) Glass Fiber Borosilicate Pipe, 9) High Silicone Cast Iron Pipe, 11) Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe and Fittings (PVC) – ASTM D2665-2012, 15) Stainless Steel – Types 304 and 316L, 16) Stainless Buttwelded Fittings, 17) Stainless Steel Flanges and 18) Identification of Piping Systems.
(Amends Section 890.Appendix A -- by deleting Items 1, 4, 10, 12, 13 and 14 of Table A of the ILPC)
Sec. 6-711. Approved Materials for Building Sewer Pipe. [back to top]
The following materials are approved for building sewer pipe:
7) Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe (PVC) – SDR 26, AWWA C900 and ASTM D2241
(Amends Section 890.Appendix A -- by deleting Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of Table A of the ILPC)
Sec. 6-712. Approved Materials for Water Service Pipe. [back to top]
The following materials are approved for water service pipe:
3) Cast Iron (Ductile Iron) Water Pipe approved for commercial use only for pipes two (2) inches and larger, 5) Copper/Copper Alloy Pipe (Type K) and 6) Copper/Copper Alloy Tubing (Type K).
(Amends Section 890.Appendix A -- by deleting Items 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of Table A of the ILPC)
Sec. 6-713. Approved Materials for Water Distribution Pipe. [back to top]
The following materials are approved for water distribution pipe:
1) Brass Pipe, 3) Copper/Copper Alloy Pipe, Type K or L, 4) Copper/Copper Alloy Tubing, Type K or L, 6) Galvanized Steel Pipe, 10) Stainless Steel Pipe and 11) Welded Copper Water Tube.
(Amends Section 890.Appendix A -- by deleting Items 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 12 of Table A of the ILPC)
Article 8. Electric.
Sec. 6-801. Single Family Dwelling. [back to top]
(A) Single family dwellings shall include single family detached, duplex, townhouse, row house where each unit is served by a separate electrical service.
(B) The minimum service capacity shall be one hundred (100) ampere single phase, three (3) wire, grounded neutral service.
(C) Dwelling units exceeding two thousand (2,000) square feet in area shall be supplied with a minimum two hundred (200) ampere, single phase, three (3) wire, grounded neutral service.
Sec. 6-802. Multiple Family Dwelling. [back to top]
(A) Multiple family dwelling shall exclude townhouses and single family attached dwellings, but shall include apartment buildings and other residential structures of similar construction such as condominiums and multi-unit buildings with a shared or common means of egress. Multiple family dwellings shall be served with a single electrical service with a single means of disconnect for the service.
(B) The capacity of service shall be based on the connected load.
(C) The subfeed for the units shall be metered separately, a minimum one hundred (100) ampere main for each unit.
(D) The panel for each unit shall be located within the unit. The panel shall contain a minimum of twenty (20) circuit spaces with a main disconnect.
Sec. 6-803. Electrical Services. [back to top]
Each service shall be provided with one main disconnect. Rigid metal conduit shall be used as the raceway for service entrance conductors from the meter socket to the main disconnect. All services shall be underground. Exception: service revisions in areas that are being served overhead at the time of the revision unless this exception is prohibited by another law or ordinance by the Village.
Sec. 6-804. Electrical Conductors. [back to top]
(A) All conductors shall be copper and of a type approved for the purpose for which they are used.
(B) All conductors shall be in a raceway.
Exception 1: Coaxial cable may be installed without a raceway.
Exception 2: Communication wire, alarm system wire may be installed without a raceway in single family and multi family dwellings. Thermostat wiring may be installed without a raceway, except in concealed areas.
Exception 3: Communication wire, sound system wire, non-fire alarm wire when installed in open accessible spaces may be installed without a raceway in manufacturing and commercial districts. All fire alarm wire shall be in a raceway of conduit to height of ceiling or bottom of roof framing, whichever is lower.
Exception 4: Direct burial cable may be used underground outside a building, except under paved areas.
Exception 5: Cords and cord drops shall be permitted to be installed without a raceway in nonresidential buildings where flexibility is required for machine wiring. This installation shall comply with the applicable sections of the National Electrical Code.
Sec. 6-805. Electrical Conduit. [back to top]
(A) For all new work, wiring shall be installed in rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit, electrical metallic tubing and surface metal raceways. However, it shall be permissible to use a section of flexible metal conduit not to exceed six (6) feet in length.
Exception 1: Wiring in compliance with Article 605 of the National Electrical Code shall be permitted.
Exception 2: Rigid non-metallic conduit, Schedule 40 or better may be permitted in areas subjected to corrosive influences.
(B) Rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit or rigid non-metallic conduit shall be used when buried in earth concealed within concrete construction or exposed to weather.
Sec. 6-806. Detached Garages. [back to top]
Residential detached garages shall be equipped with a minimum of one (1) GFCI protected wall receptacle, one interior light controlled by a switch located at the service door and one exterior light outside the service door controlled by an interior switch located at the service door. The electrical feed supplying power to a detached garage shall be installed underground.
Sec. 6-807. Underground Conductors.[back to top]
All freestanding illuminated signs, accessory structures and exterior lighting shall have the electrical conductors be buried underground.
Article 9. Foundations.
Sec. 6-901. Wood Foundations. [back to top]
Timber footings and wood foundations are not permitted.
Exception: Open decks may be constructed with wood piers buried below ground when the same are encased with concrete or are set on and anchored to a concrete footing
Sec. 6-902. Masonry Footings or Foundation Walls. [back to top]
Masonry footings or foundation walls are not permitted.
Sec. 6-903. Miscellaneous Foundations. [back to top]
Mat, raft, floating foundations, foundations of hollow, solid unreinforced masonry, plain concrete, rubble stone or those having a corbelled design are not permitted.
Sec. 6-904. Foundation Walls. [back to top]
Sec. 6-904.1. Minimum thickness: The thickness of foundation walls shall not be less than the thickness of the wall supported, and the minimum thickness shall be limited for the various materials of construction as herein specified. The minimum thickness shall be eight (8) inches. The minimum thickness supporting brick veneered wood frame or masonry walls shall be ten (10) inches.
Sec. 6-904.2. Continuous concrete spread footings and stem walls shall be used to support all one and two family dwellings and the additions to one and two family dwellings.
Sec. 6-904.3. Sun rooms, three season rooms and screen-in rooms attached to a one and two family dwelling may be supported by a properly sized trench footing.
Sec. 6-905. Wing Walls. [back to top]
When foundation walls are not provided, wing walls shall be provided to support all concrete stoops, landings, steps or other similar construction when installed within the over dig area of a foundation wall. Wing walls shall be poured integral with the foundation wall; reinforced at the top and shall extend down to the footing.
Sec. 6-906. Frost Depth. [back to top]
The frost depth shall be a minimum of 42 inches below the finished grade.
Article 10. Residential Structures.
Sec. 6-1001. Prohibited Residential Uses. [back to top]
(A) Single family residence stairways serving a second story above grade, as defined by the International Residential Code, are prohibited unless the bottom or beginning of the stairway is located in a habitable space or a non-separated occupiable space adjacent to a habitable space of the first story.
(B) Kitchens on the second floor of a single family residence are not allowed. Full size refrigerators or kitchen type sinks or bar type sinks located in a single family residence's second story above grade, as defined by the International Residential Code, are prohibited.
Article 11. Vacant and Damaged Buildings.
Sec.6-1101. Vacant Buildings or Units. [back to top]
All vacant buildings shall be maintained to the following standards:
1. All exterior doors and windows shall be kept in sound and working conditions free of any broken glass or holes.
2. All exterior doors shall be equipped with a workable lock or locking device and shall be securely locked whenever the structure is vacant.
3. All windows shall be securely latched whenever the building is vacant.
4. All exterior walls and roofs and be kept in good repair free of any holes or defects or structural deterioration and free of any graffiti.
5. All vacant buildings shall be kept free of any infestation.
6. The site shall be kept free of the accumulation of any trash, waste material or rubbish.
7. All lawns shall be properly maintained to ensure the height of any grass or weeds does not exceed six inches.
8. All swimming pools, hot tubs and other similar structures shall be drained of all water. If such structures are not self supporting, they shall be removed.
9. Any points of access to the site such as a fence or driveway shall be properly maintained and all gates shall be kept locked.
10. All such structures shall be maintained to prevent any criminal activity.
11. With the exception of a five square foot real estate sign, no signage shall be posted without first receiving a sign permit.
12. All perishable items shall be removed from the interior of the structure.
13. The use of plywood or similar material will not be used to secure any structure, unless specifically authorized in writing by the Building Official or as otherwise permitted by this Code.
Sec. 6-1102. Damaged Buildings or Units. [back to top]
All damaged buildings or structures shall be maintained to the following standards:
1. Within thirty (30) days after the completion of the scene investigation by the Addison Fire Protection District, Building Division, Addison Police Department and/or insurer of the property, a building permit for the repair of the structure or a demolition permit for the removal of the building shall be applied for and approved. No building or unit may remain unsecured or non-compliant for more than ninety days regardless of any investigation, insurance claims or court proceedings.
2. All repairs shall be completed within a reasonable time frame as indicated in the permit conditions. No repair or demolition permit shall be approved for more than 180 days.
3. All damaged material separated from the structure shall be removed from the site to avoid a nuisance or hazard within three days of the incident.
4. All exterior doors and windows shall be kept in sound and working conditions free of any broken glass or holes, unless otherwise secured.
5. All exterior doors shall be equipped with a workable lock or locking device and shall be securely locked whenever the structure is vacant, unless otherwise secured.
6. All windows shall be securely latched whenever the building is vacant, unless otherwise secured.
7. All exterior walls and roofs and be kept in good repair free of any holes or defects or structural deterioration and free of any graffiti.
8. All vacant buildings shall be kept free of any infestation.
9. The site shall be kept free of the accumulation of any trash, waste material or rubbish.
10. All lawns shall be properly maintained to ensure the height of any grass or weeds does not exceed six inches.
11. All swimming pools, hot tubs and other similar structures shall be drained of all water. If such structures are not self supporting, they shall be removed.
12. Any points of access to the site such as a fence or driveway shall be properly maintained and all gates shall be kept locked.
13. All such structures shall be maintained to prevent any trespassing or criminal activity.
14. With the exception of a five square foot real estate sign, no signage shall be posted without first receiving a sign permit.
15. If determined that the structure’s condition may cause it to collapse or cannot be properly secured, the entire site shall be secured with a six-foot high fence and all access points when not in use shall be securely locked.
16. Access to or through any public property or adjacent private property shall not be obstructed.
17. The use of plywood or similar material will not be used to secure any structure, unless specifically authorized in writing by the Building Official or as otherwise permitted by this Code.
Sec. 6-1103. Permit Required for Securing a Building. [back to top]
1. No owner shall allow the installation, placement or maintenance of boards or other temporary coverings over the doors, windows or other openings of any vacant or damaged structure other than the conventional methods used in the original design and construction of the building for more than seven (7) days after the initial need has developed or notice being given without first having applied for and received a Boarding Permit from the Building Official.
2. The owner or his representative of a vacant or damaged building requiring the temporary securing of the structure shall apply for a Boarding Permit within seven (7) days of the initial need.
3. Boarding Permits shall only be issued for the amount of time requested by the owner or his representative and shall not exceed a thirty-day time frame, except when the extent of the damage is determined by the Building Official to be so severe that the necessary repairs require additional time, in which case the time frame for the permit expiration may be extended to a time frame of no more than six months.
4. Boarding Permits may only be extended one time for half of the original time, when such a request is in writing and approved.
5. The fee for Boarding Permits shall be $100.00. Fees for permit extensions, if approved, shall be $50.00.
6. All points of entry will be posted by the owner or his agent with a sign indicating “ DO NOT ENTER” using letters that are a minimum of four inches in height.
Sec. 6-1104. Abatement Authority. [back to top]
Any vacant, damaged or burnt building or structure not properly secured or not adequately rehabilitated within the required time frames shall provide authorization to the Building Official to seek demolition or repair of the structure or maintenance of the property. The cost of such service shall become a lien on the property.
Article 12. Accessory Structures.
Sec. 6-1201. Fences. [back to top]
No fence shall obstruct drainage. Fences are prohibited in areas designated as a flood way. No fence, unless specifically approved, shall act as a retaining wall.
Sec. 6-1202. Detached Garages. [back to top]
All detached garages shall have a service door a minimum of thirty-two (32) inches in width.
Sec. 6-1203. Micro/Mini Cell Sites. [back to top]
(A) Micro/mini cell sites owned and operated by the same company shall be located with a minimum one thousand (1,000) foot separation.
(B) All utilities serving micro/mini cell equipment shall be located underground.
Sec. 6-1204. Swimming Pools. [back to top]
Access to all exterior swimming pools, other than from the primary structure, shall be secured by having all entry points equipped with a self-closing and self-latching gate installed to the standards of the adopted model code and shall be capable of being locked.
Where an above-ground pool structure is used as a barrier or where the barrier is mounted on top of the pool structure and the means of access is a ladder or steps, the ladder or steps shall be equipped with a lockable, self-closing and self-latching device to prevent unauthorized access.
Article 13. Miscellaneous.
Sec. 6-1301. Display of Address. [back to top]
(A) For the purpose of facilitating the correct enumeration of buildings and lots within the Village, a plat of all the streets, avenues and public highways within the Village, showing the proper number of all buildings on lots fronting thereon, shall be prepared. It shall be the duty of the Director of Community Development to assign each building its proper address number, and to adjust all mistakes and errors in numbering. No numbers shall be placed on any premises, except those assigned to the building by the Director of Community Development.
(B) Each of the figures of every number assigned shall not be less than four (4) inches nor more than twelve (12) inches in height and of proportionate width. For structures setback more than 100 feet but less than 200 feet, the maximum height shall be twenty-four (24) inches in height and for structures setback 200 feet or more the maximum height shall be thirty-six (36) inches in height. The color of the number shall contrast sharply with the background color. The numbers shall be affixed in plain view from the street. Such numbers shall be placed on, above or immediately to the side of the front door or at some other and more conspicuous location on the front of the building. The use of script numbers (the spelling of numbers) or roman numerals is not acceptable for the required address display.
(C) Whenever any premises have been assigned a number as provided in this article, it shall be unlawful for any person to change or alter such number.
Sec 6-1302. Sound Transmission. [back to top]
Floors separating dwelling units or interior common spaces in Group R-2 occupancies shall be constructed of precast concrete. All fire ratings and STC numbers required by the adopted International Building and Fire Code must be provided.
Sec. 6-1303. Minimum Exterior Finish Requirements. [back to top]
(A) Use Group F, H, and S of the International Building Code: The exterior finish of the exterior walls shall be brick masonry a minimum six (6) feet above finish exterior grade level. All building elevations facing any street shall be brick masonry a minimum ten (10) feet in height with returns of not less than twelve (12) feet on elevations not facing a street. Brick masonry may be omitted on buildings with exteriors constructed entirely of precast or cast on site concrete panels.
(B) Use Group A, B, E, I, R-1, or M of the International Building Code: The exterior finish of the exterior walls of all new buildings, additions and facade changes shall have an exterior finish of brick masonry. Additions that are compatible and similar to the existing building may have the exterior finish be of combustible material only if applied to a noncombustible surface. The combustible finish shall not extend more than thirty (30) feet above grade.
Exception: Alternate exterior finish materials approved through the Building Appearance Process.
(C) Use Group R-2, R-3, R-4 or Single Family Attached or Single Family Detached: The exterior finish of the exterior walls shall be compatible with the construction type, except that buildings that are attached single family shall have exterior brick masonry to the height of the first floor for side by side dwelling units and for the full height of the exterior walls where dwelling units occur above other dwelling units or above the garages of other dwelling units.
Exception: Structures constructed as accessory utility (Use Group U) to an R-2, R-3, R-4 or single family residence shall not be required to meet the preceding standards.
Sec. 6-1304. Car Wash Facilities. [back to top]
For all new construction and when replacement of any major device in existing car wash facilities becomes necessary then the replacement car wash installations shall be equipped with a water recycling system. (Ord. 16-02)
Sec. 6-1305. Roof Drains, Conductors and Leaders. [back to top]
Roof drains, conductors and leaders shall be designed and installed in compliance with Chapter 11 of the 2012 International Plumbing Code. (Ord. 16-02)
Article 14. Penalties.
Sec. 6-1401. Enforcement - Penalties. [back to top]
Any person, firm, company or corporation, who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with or who resists the enforcement of any of the provisions of this Code, shall be deemed guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not less than one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for each offense, and each day on which a violation continues shall constitute a distinct and separate offense. The Village may further seek the recovery of any court costs or of any outstanding fees owed to the Village under this Code in such proceedings.
Article 15. Cross Connection Control.
Sec. 6-1501. Definitions. [back to top]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this article:
(A) Fixed proper air gap: The unobstructed vertical distance through the free atmosphere between the water discharge point and the flood level rim of the receptacle.
(B) Agency: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
(C) Approved: Backflow prevention devices or methods approved by the Research Foundation for Cross-Connection Control of the University of Southern California, Association, American National Standards Institute or certified by the National Sanitation Foundation.
(D) Auxiliary water systems: Any water system source or system on or available to the premises other than a public water supply. These auxiliary waters may include water from another purveyor's public water supply systems; or water from a source such as wells, lakes, or streams, or process fluids; or used water. These waters may be polluted or contaminated or objectionable or constitute a water source or system over which the water purveyor does not have control.
(E) Backflow: The flow of water or other liquids, mixtures, or substances into the distribution pipes of a potable water system from any source other than the intended source of the potable water supply.
(F) Backflow prevention device: Any device, method, or type of construction intended to prevent backflow into a potable water system. ALL devices used for backflow prevention in Illinois must meet the standards of the Illinois Plumbing Code and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
(G) Consumer or customer: The owner, official custodian or person in control of any premises supplied by or in any manner connected to a public water system.
(H) Consumer's water system: A Public Water System which services at least 15 service connections used by year round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year round residents.
(I) Contamination: An impairment of the quality of the water by entrance of any substance to a degree which could create a health hazard.
(J) Cross-connection: Any physical connection or arrangement between two otherwise separate piping systems, one of which contains potable water and the other contains a substance of unknown or questionable safety or quality, whereby there may be a flow from one system into the other.
(K) Direct cross-connection: A cross-connection formed when a water system is physically joined to a source of unknown or unsafe substance.
(L) Double check valve assembly: An assembly composed of two single and independent check valves approved under ASSE Standard 1015. A double check valve assembly must include tight shut-off valves located at each end of the assembly and suitable connections for testing the water-tightness of each check valve.
(M) Health hazard: Any condition, device or practice in a water system or its operation resulting from a real or potential danger to the health and well being of consumers. The word "severe" as used to qualify “health hazard " means a hazard to the health of the user that could be expected to result in death or significant reduction in the quality of life.
(N) Indirect cross-connection: A cross-connection through which an unknown substance can be forced, drawn by vacuum or otherwise introduced into a safe potable water system.
(O) Inspection: A plumbing inspection to examine carefully and critically all materials, fixtures, piping and appurtenances, appliances and installation of a plumbing system for compliance with requirements of the Illinois Plumbing Code.
(P) Non-potable water: Water that does not meet Public Health Standards for drinking water and is not suitable for human consumption.
(Q) Plumbing: The actual installation, repair, maintenance, alteration or extension of a plumbing system by any person. Plumbing includes all piping, fixtures, appurtenances and appliances for a supply of water for all purposes, including the source of a private water supply on the premises or from the main in the street, alley or at the curb to, within and about any building or buildings where a person or persons live, work or assemble. Plumbing includes all piping, from discharge of pumping units to and including pressure tanks in water supply systems. Plumbing includes all piping, fixtures, appurtenances, and appliances for a building drain and sanitary drainage and related ventilation system of any building drain to the building sewer or private sewer disposal system five feet beyond the foundation walls.
(R) Pollution: The presence of any foreign substance (organic, inorganic, radiological, or biological) in water that tends to degrade its quality so as to constitute a hazard or impair the usefulness of the water.
(S) Potable water: Water which meets the requirements of 35 Ill. Adm. Code 604 for drinking, culinary, and domestic purposes.
(T) Potential cross connection: A fixture or appurtenance with threaded hose connections, tapered spout, or other connection which would facilitate extension of the water supply line beyond its legal termination point.
(U) Process fluid(s): Any fluid or solution which may be chemically, biologically or otherwise contaminated or polluted in a form or connection such as would constitute a health, pollution, or system hazard if introduced into the public or a consumer's potable system. This includes but is not limited to:
(1) Polluted or contaminated waters;
(2) Process waters;
(3) Used water originating from the public water supply system which may have deteriorated in sanitary quality;
(4) Cooling waters;
(5) Questionable or contaminated natural waters taken from wells, lakes, streams, or irrigation systems;
(6) Chemicals in solution or suspension; and
(7) Oils, gases, acids, alkalis and other liquid and gaseous fluids used in industrial or processes, or for firefighting purposes.
(V) Public water supply: All mains, pipes and structures through which water is obtained and distributed to the public, including wells and well structures, intakes and cribs, pumping stations, treatment plants, reservoirs, storage tanks and appurtenances, collectively or severally, actually used or intended for use for the purpose of furnishing water for drinking or general domestic use and which serve at least 15 service connections or which regularly serve at least 25 persons at least 60 days per year. A public water supply is either a "community water supply" or a non-community water supply."
(W) Reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device (RPZ): A device containing a minimum of two independently acting check valves together with an automatically operated pressure differential relief valve located between the two check valves and approved under ASSE Standard 1013. During normal flow and at the cessation of normal flow, the pressure between these two checks shall be less than the supply pressure. In case of leakage of either check valve, the differential relief valve, by discharging to the atmosphere, shall operate to maintain the pressure between the check valves at less than the supply pressure. The unit shall include tightly closing shut-off valves located at each end of the device, and each device shall be fitted with properly located test cocks.
(X) Service connection: The opening, including all fittings and appurtenances, at the water main through which water is supplied to the user.
(Y) Survey: The collection of information pertaining to a customer's piping system regarding the location of all connections to the public water supply system that must include the location, type and most recent inspection and testing date of all cross connection control devices and methods located within the customer's piping system. The survey must be in written form and shall not be an actual plumbing inspection.
(Z) System hazard: A condition through which an aesthetically objectionable or degrading material not dangerous to health may enter the public water supply system or a consumer's potable water system.
(AA) Used water: Any water supplied by a public water supply system to a consumer's water system after it has passed through the service connection and is no longer under the control of the water supply official custodian.
(BB) Water purveyor: The owner or official custodian of a public water system.
Sec. 6-1502. Reserved for future use.
Sec. 6-1503. Water System Defined. [back to top]
(A) The water system shall be considered as made up of two parts: the public water supply system and the consumer's water system.
(B) The public water system shall consist of the source facilities and the distribution system, and shall include all those facilities of the potable water system under the control of the Director of Public Works up to the point where the consumer's water system begins.
(C) The source shall include all components of the facilities utilized in the production, treatment, storage, and delivery of water to the public water supply distribution system.
(D) The public water supply distribution system shall include the network of conduits used to deliver water from the source to the consumer's water system.
(E) The consumer's water system shall include all parts of the facilities beyond the service connection used to convey water from the public water supply distribution system to points of use.
Sec. 6-1504. Cross-Connection Prohibited. [back to top]
(A) Connections between potable water systems and other systems or equipments containing water or other substances of unknown or questionable quality are prohibited except when and where approved cross-connection control devices or methods are installed, tested and maintained to insure proper operation on a continuing basis.
(B) (1) No physical connection shall be permitted between the potable portion of a supply and any other water supply not of equal or better bacteriological and chemical quality determined by inspection and analysis by the Village of Addison or Agency.
(2) There shall be no arrangement or connection by which an unsafe substance may enter a supply.
(C) All plumbing installed within the Village of Addison shall be installed in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code 890. If, in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code or in the judgment of the Director of Public Works, an approved backflow prevention device is necessary for the safety of the public water supply system, the Director of Public Works will give notice to the water customer to install such an approved device immediately. The water customer shall, at his own expense, install such an approved device at a location and in a manner in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and all applicable local regulations, and shall have inspections and tests made of such approved devices upon installation and as required by the Illinois Plumbing Code, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and local regulation.
(D) No person, firm or corporation shall establish or permit to be established or maintain or permit to be maintained any connection whereby a private, auxiliary or emergency water supply other than the regular public water supply may enter the supply or distribution system of said municipality, unless such private, auxiliary or emergency water supply and the method of connection and use of such supply shall have been approved by the Director of Public Works and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Sec. 6-1505. Survey and Investigation. [back to top]
(A) The consumer's premises shall be open at all reasonable times to the Village's approved cross-connection control device inspector for the inspection of the presence or absence of cross-connections within the consumer's premises, and testing, repair and maintenance of cross-connection control devices within the consumer's premises. It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Works or his designee to cause surveys and investigations to be made of industrial and other properties served by the public water supply to determine whether actual or potential hazards to the public water supply may exist. Such surveys and investigations shall be made a matter of public record and shall be repeated at least every two years, or as often as the Director of Public Works shall deem necessary. Records of such surveys shall be maintained and available for review for a period of at least five years.
(B) The Village's approved cross-connection control device inspector shall have the right to enter at any reasonable time any property served by a connection to the public water supply or distribution system for the purpose of verifying the presence or absence of cross-connections, and the Director of Public Works or his authorized agent shall have the right to enter at any reasonable time any property served by a connection to the public water supply or distribution system for the purpose of verifying information submitted by the customer regarding the required cross-connection control inspection. On demand the owner, lessees or occupants of any property so served shall furnish to the Director of Public Works any information which he may request regarding the piping system or systems or water use on such property. The refusal of such information, when demanded, shall, within the discretion of the Director of Public Works, be deemed evident of the present of improper connection as provided for in this article.
(C) On request by the Director of Public Works, or his authorized representative, the consumer shall furnish information regarding the piping system or systems or water use within the customer's premise. The consumer's premises shall be open at all reasonable times to the Director of Public Works for verification of information submitted by the inspection.
(D) It shall be the responsibility of the water consumer to arrange periodic surveys of the water use practices on his premises to determine whether there are actual or potential cross-connections to his water system through which contamination or pollutants could backflow into his water system.
Sec. 6-1506. Prevention of Backflow. [back to top]
It is the responsibility of the water consumer to prevent backflow into the public water system by ensuring that:
(A) All cross-connections are removed, or approved cross-connection control devices are installed for control of backflow and back-siphonage.
(B) Cross-connection control devices shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instruction.
(C) Cross-connection control devices shall be inspected at the time of installation and at least annually by a person approved by the Agency as a cross-connection control device inspector (CCCDI). The inspection of mechanical devices shall include physical testing in accordance with the manufacturer's instruction.
(D) Testing and records
(1) Each device shall be tested at the time of installation and at least annually or more frequently if recommended by the manufacturer.
(2) Records submitted to the community public water supply shall be available for inspection by the Agency's personnel.
(3) Each device shall have a tag attached listing the date of the most recent test, name CCCDI, and the type and date of repairs.
(4) A maintenance log shall be maintained, by the water consumer, and include the following:
(a) Date of each test;
(b) Name and approval number of person performing the test;
(c) Test results;
(d) Repairs or servicing required;
(e) Serving performed and date completed.
Sec. 6-1507. Where Protection Is Required. [back to top]
(A) An approved backflow device shall be installed on all connections to the public water supply as described in the Plumbing Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code 890 and the agency's Regulations 35 Ill. Adm. 680. In addition, an approved backflow prevention device shall be installed on each service line to a consumer's water system serving premises, where in the judgment of the Director of Public Works, actual or potential hazards to the public water supply system exist.
(B) An approved backflow prevention device shall be installed on each service line to a consumer's water system serving premises where the following conditions exist:
(1) Premises having an auxiliary water supply, unless such auxiliary supply is accepted as an additional source by the Director of Public Works and the source is approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
(2) Premises on which any substance is handled which can create an actual hazard, including premises having sources or systems containing process fluids or water originating from public water supply systems which are no longer under the sanitary control of the Director of Public Works.
(3) Premises having internal cross-connections that, in the judgment of the Director of Public Works and/or the cross control device inspector, are not correctable, or intricate plumbing arrangements which make it impractical to determine whether or not cross-connections exist.
(4) Premises where, because of security requirement or other prohibitions or restrictions, it is impossible or impractical to make a complete cross-connection survey.
(5) Premises having a repeated history of a cross-connection being established or re-established.
(C) An approved backflow prevention device shall be installed on all connections to the public water supply as described in the Plumbing Code, 77 Ill. Adm. Code 890 and the Agency's regulations, 35 Ill. Adm. Code 653. In addition, an approved backflow prevention device shall be installed on each service line to a consumer's water system serving, but not necessarily limited to, the following types of facilities, unless the Director of Public Works determines that no actual or potential hazard to the public water supply system exists:
(1) Hospitals, mortuaries, clinics, nursing homes, dentist offices.
(3) Piers, docks, waterfront facilities.
(4) Sewage treatment plants, sewage pumping stations or storm water pumping stations.
(5) Food or beverage processing plants.
(6) Chemical plants.
(7) Metal plating industries.
(8) Petroleum processing or storage plants.
(9) Radioactive material processing plants.
(10) Car washes.
(11) Pesticides, herbicides or extermination plants.
(12) Farm service and fertilizer plants.
(13) Lawn sprinkling systems/fire sprinkling systems.
Sec. 6-1508. Reserved for future use.
Sec. 6-1509. Fire Safety Systems. [back to top]
A reduced pressure principle backflow preventer (RPZ) shall be installed to protect the community water supply against backflow and back-siphonage when:
(A) The fire safety system contains antifreeze, fire retardant or other chemicals; or
(B) Water is pumped into the fire safety system from another source; or
(C) Water flows into the fire safety system by gravity from a non-potable source; or
(D) There is a connection whereby water can be pumped into the fire safety system from any other source.
Sec. 6-1510. Backflow Prevention Devices. [back to top]
All backflow prevention devices or methods required by this Chapter shall be approved by the Research Foundation for Cross Connection Control of the University of Southern California, American Water Works Association, American Society of Sanitary Engineering, or American National Standards Institute or certified by the National Sanitary Foundation to be in compliance with applicable industries specification.
Sec. 6-1511. Inspection and Maintenance. [back to top]
(A) It shall be the duty of the consumer of any premises on which backflow prevention devices required by these regulation are installed to have inspections, tests, maintenance and repair made in accordance with the following schedule or more often where inspections indicate a need or are specified in manufacturer's instructions.
(1) Fixed proper air gap separations shall be inspected to document that a proper vertical distance is maintained between the discharge point of the service line and the flood level rim of the receptacle at the time of installation and at least annually thereafter. Corrections to improper or by-pass air gaps shall be made within 24 hours.
(2) Existing double check valve assemblies shall be inspected and tested at least annually, and required service shall be performed within five (5) days.
(3) Reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assemblies shall be tested at the time of installation and at least annually or more frequently if recommended by the manufacturer, and required service performed within five (5) days, of the date of inspection.
(B) Testing shall be performed by a person who has been approved by the agency as competent to service the device. Proof of the agency's approval shall be in writing.
(C) Each device shall have a tag attached listing the date of most recent test or visual inspection, name of tester, and type and date of repair.
(D) A maintenance log shall be maintained and shall include:
(1) Date of each test or visual inspection;
(2) Name and agency approval number of person performing the test or visual inspection;
(3) Test results;
(4) Repairs or servicing required;
(5) Repairs and date completed; and
(6) Servicing performed and date completed.
(E) Whenever backflow prevention devices required by these regulations are found to be defective, they shall be repaired or replaced at the expense of the consumer without delay as required by Section 6-1514.
(F) Backflow prevention devices shall not be bypassed, made inoperative, removed or otherwise made ineffective without specific authorization by the Director of Public Works.
Sec. 6-1512. Booster Pumps. [back to top]
(A) Where a booster pump has been installed on the service line to or within any premises, such pump shall be equipped with a low pressure cut-off device designed to shut-off the booster pump when the pressure on the suction side of the pump drops to 20 psi or less.
(B) It shall be the duty of the water consumer to maintain the low pressure cut-off device in proper working order and to certify to the Director of Public Works at least once a year that the device is operable.
Sec. 6-1513. Violations. [back to top]
(A) The Director of Public Works shall deny or discontinue, after reasonable notice to the occupants thereof, the water service to any premises wherein any backflow prevention device required by these regulations is not installed, tested, maintained and repaired in a manner acceptable to the Director of Public Works, or if it is found that the backflow prevention device has been removed or bypassed, or if an unprotected cross-connection exists on the premises, or if a low pressure cut-off device required by these regulations is not installed and maintained in working order.
(B) Water service to such premises shall not be restored until the consumer has corrected or eliminated such conditions or defects in conformance with these regulations and to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works and the required reconnection fee of $100.00 is paid.
(C) Water service to such premises shall not be restored until the consumer has corrected or eliminated such conditions or defects in conformance with these regulations and to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works.
(D) Neither the Village of Addison, the Director of Public Works, or its agents or assigns shall be liable to any customers of the Village of Addison for any injury, damages or lost revenues which may result from termination of said customer's water supply in accordance with the terms of this Article, whether or not said termination of the water supply was with or without notice.
(E) The consumer responsible for back-siphoned material or contamination through backflow, if contamination of the potable water supply system occurs through an illegal cross-connection or an improperly installed, maintained or repaired device, or a device which has been bypassed, must bear the cost of clean-up of the potable water supply system.
(F) Any person found to be violating any provision of this Article shall be served with written notice stating the notice of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violation. Failure to comply shall subject the offender to the penalties provided hereinafter in this Chapter.
(G) Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article in addition to the fine provided shall become liable to the Village of Addison for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by the Village of Addison by reason of such violation, whether the same was caused before or after notice.
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