A. The director shall have a certified inspection and operational test performed after installation of the approved backflow prevention assembly. Each backflow prevention assembly installed on the premises of a customer shall be inspected and tested at least once per year. In those instances where the director deems the hazard to be great enough, the director may require inspection and testing at a more frequent interval.
B. The inspection and testing shall be at the customer's expense and shall be in the amount established by city council resolution. Fees paid to the city for this service shall not exceed the reasonable cost for providing the inspection and testing service. Inspection and testing shall be performed by certified personnel of the city's public works department.
C. The purchase, installation, maintenance and/or replacement of an approved backflow prevention assembly shall be the sole responsibility of the customer.
D. The customer shall be notified in advance of the date when the test(s) are to be performed so that the customer or the customer's representative may be present during the inspection and testing. Any backflow prevention assembly found to be defective shall be repaired or replaced at the customer's expense.
E. Records of installation, tests, repairs and overhauls shall be kept by the public works department and be available for five years for review and audit by the health agency. [Ord. 08-1308 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1094 § 1, 1995.]
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