Water Leave On Rules

Considerations You Need To Take for Leaving Your Water On

To All Property Owners:

LISTED BELOW ARE THE STEPS THAT YOU NEED TO TAKE IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING HAVING YOU WATER LEFT ON AFTER NOVEMBER 1ST.

1. YOU MUST HAVE AN APPROVED WATER BOX OVER ANY EXPOSED WATER PIPES OR FAUCETS INCLUDING THE HOOKUP AT THE TRAILER. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE WATER BOXES PROVIDE EASY ACCESS AND SUFFICIENT ROOM FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF SPIGOTS AND VACUUM BREAKERS.
2. ALL PIPES MUST BE BURIED 24” UNDERGROUND. NO HOSE MAY BE ON TOP OF THE GROUND
3. ALL WATER BOXES MUST BE COMPLETELY INSULATED WITH A MINIMUM OF 2” OF FOAM INSULATION (SIDES AND TOP).
4. THER WATER BOX MUST BE FIRMLY AND EVENLY PLACED 6” IN THE GROUND.
5. THE PIPES NEED A FUNCTIONING HEAT TAPE WITH A TEST BUTTON. (A HEAT TAPE ON PVC PIPES IS A FIRE HAZARD – USE PIPE INSULATION ON PVC PIPE).
6. A FORM MUST BE SIGNED THAT STATES THAT YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE DUE TO FREEZING TO THE STAND PIPE AND FAUCET.
7. TRAILS END UTILITY COMPANY, INC. NOR ITS CONTRACTORS, ASSUMES ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY DUE TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES.
8. WATER WILL NOT BE LEFT ON IF THERE IS AN ELECTRICAL RECEPTICAL IN THE WINTERIZED BOX. ANY ELECTRICAL RECEPTICAL INSTALLED EXTERNAL TO THE BOX MUST BE A PROPERLY INSTALLED GFCI RECEPTICAL.
9. IF INTERESTED IN INSTALLING AN UNDERGROUND HOOKUP IN PLACE OF THE STAND PIPE AND WINTERIZED BOX. PLEASE CONTACT A LICENSED PLUMBER.

NO WATER WILL BE LEFT ON OR TURNED ON DURING THE COLD MONTHS UNLESS ALL THE ABOVE CONDITIONS ARE MET.

 

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