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A. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the customer at any premises where backflow prevention assemblies are installed to have certified inspections and operational tests made at least once per year at the customer’s expense. In those instances where the City deems the hazard to be great, he may require certified inspections and tests at a more frequent interval. These inspections and tests shall be the duty of the City to see that these tests are made according to the regulations set forth by the State Department of Health, Bureau of Drinking Water/Sanitation.

B. Backflow prevention assemblies shall be installed in water supply lines to provide at least the degree of protection stipulated in the Utah Plumbing Code, Chapter 10 (Appendix J). All backflow prevention assemblies shall be exposed for easy observation and be readily accessible.

C. All backflow prevention assemblies installed in a potable water supply system for protection against backflow shall be maintained in good working condition by the person or persons having control of such assemblies. Upon inspection, any assembly found to be defective or inoperative, shall be replaced or repaired. No assembly shall be removed from use, relocated, or another assembly substituted, without the approval of the City.

D. All backflow prevention assemblies shall be tested within ten working days of installation.

E. No backflow prevention assembly shall be installed so as to create a safety hazard. Example: installed over an electrical panel, steam pipes, boilers, pits, or above ceiling level. (Ord. 87-01 § 3.2, 1987)