2009 Wildwood Water Utility Specifications
For places with a major hazard - chemical plants, sewage treatment plants, sewage pumping stations, industrial waste treatment plants, laundries, car washes, manufacturing plants, drug and pharmaceutical plants etc. - a reduced pressure zone backflow preventor is required. Gate valves pressure gauges, and drain cocks should be provided so that the device can be tested for water tightness and satisfactory operation. (SEE FIGURE 1)
3.7TAPPING OF MAINS FOR WATER SERVICES
Prior to making any taps for water service the following conditions must be met:
A proper service application must be filed including the block and lot number; type of property to be serviced; number of rooms per unit; complete listing and numbers of all fixtures; the name and address (for Billing) of owner; and the name, address; phone number and license number of the plumber.
A complete set of Utility Prints must be submitted showing the total number of fixtures and the total number of rooms, etc.
After the above conditions are met, the WWU will review the application and determine the meter and service size and if any additional conditions that may be required. This evaluation will be processed within four (4) to six (6) weeks. After the WWU has approved the application, a water commitment will be sent to the local building inspector. The applicant and plumber will also receive a copy listing the requirements of the WWU.
3.8WATER SERVICE TAPS AND SERVICE LATERALS
The owner or his representative shall request permission to tap the main and install water service to the property line or curb line after receipt of the Water Commitment during regular Utility business hours (Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM). This request will be scheduled at the earliest possible date.
3.9LARGE SERVICE TAPS
All taps to the WWU water mains shall be “wet tapped”. The only exception is listed below.
Service taps larger than two (2) inches shall be provide with a Mueller tapping sleeve or tee or approved equal. The minimum size above two inch shall be four inches (4”).
THE USE OF LEAD FITTINGS IS PROHIBITED
3.10FIRE SERVICE CONNECTIONS
Fire service connections shall have a separate tap and valve from the domestic water line. The water main shall be provided with proper valving to prevent accidental activation of the system from the street valve. All fire services shall be provided with a reduced pressure backflow prevention device. No interconnection of the fire service with the potable water system will be permitted. With the exception of fire hoses, no hose bibs or irrigation systems shall be connected to the fire system. (SEE FIGURES 4 & 5) All new fire service connections shall be provided with a Detector Check Valve Hersey Model EDC111 (SEE FIGURES 2 & 3) or approved equal. The detector checks valve, meter trim package, box and lid will be the owner/ developer. The meter will be provided by the WWU.