Water - 13.04

13.04.010 Definitions
  1. “Dwelling” means a building or structure designed or used as the living quarters for one or more families and shall include mobile homes and recreational vehicles but not motels, hotels, or rooming houses.
  2. “Dwelling unit” means one or more rooms providing complete living facilities for one family, including equipment and facilities for cooking and room or rooms for living, sleeping, and eating.
  3. “Family” means a single individual, or a collective body of persons living together in a domestic bond, occupying a dwelling unit.
  4. “Hotel, motel” means a building containing rooms intended or designed to be used or which are used, rented or hired out to be occupied or which are occupied for sleeping purposes by guests, and where kitchen and dining facilities, if any, are provided at a common location within the building or in an accessory building.
  5. “Non-residential unit” means each twelve hundred (1200) square feet of floor area in any building or structure used for purposes other than for a dwelling. Floor area includes all areas primary to the functioning of such use and excludes stairwells, hallways, corridors, dead storage, and space occupied by heating, air-conditioning and other utility equipment.
  6. “Plant investment fee” means a share of the capital cost of the water treatment plant and water distribution system.
  7. “Rooming house” means any dwelling in which more than three (3) persons, either individually or as family, are housed or lodged for hire, with or without meals. A boarding house or furnished room house shall be deemed a “rooming house”.
  8. “Surcharge” means a share of the costs of a water transmission line in the size necessary to serve the property to which the line is extended, levied on the basis of dwelling or non­residential units presently or potentially to be connected to said line where it passes by or through properties of others, and collected at such time as connections are sought to said line.
  9. “Water service line” means the water line from the water transmission line to the building, structure, or use served.
  10. “Water transmission line” means the water line to which taps for service lines are made.
  11. “Potable water” means water treated and supplied to federal Environmental Protection Agency and State Department of Health Standards by the Town.
  12. “Cross connection” means any connection or potential connection between the potable water supply and a source of pollution, contamination or water not supplied by the Town.
  13. “Backflow prevention device” means one of several devices that are designed to prevent the backflow of pollution or contaminants into the potable water system and approved by the American Society of Sanitary Engineers (A.S.S.E.) and approved by the Town.
  14. “Certified inspector and/or tester” means a person certified by the State Department of Health and acceptable to the Town to inspect, test, and repair backflow prevention devices.