ORDINANCE 575

 

AN ORDINANCE TO EXTEND TEMPORARY PROVISIONS FOR GRAY WATER AND RAIN WATER SYSTEMS IN TITLE 18 OF THE NORRIS MUNICIPAL CODE, AND MAKE PERMANENT, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NORRIS WATER COMMISSION FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICE.

 

 

WHEREAS, the Norris Water Commission updated the Water & Sewer Title 18 code in 2011 to include temporary provisions for gray water and rain water systems; and

 

WHEREAS, the Norris City Council adopted the revised Water & Sewer Title 18 code June 13, 2011; and

 

WHEREAS, the Norris City Council approved an extension of the temporary provisions via Ordinance 552 in 2012,

 

WHEREAS, the Norris Water Commission has now recommended the temporary provisions for gray water and rain water systems be made permanent in the Water & Sewer Title 18 code; and

 

WHEREAS, the Norris Water Commission has approved of certain deed restrictions, tests, and inspections of the gray water and rain water systems at their meeting of May 19, 2014

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Norris, Tennessee as follows:

 

Section 1.   Title 18 of the City of Norris Municipal Code is amended by changing all references to "new homes built in 2011 with temporary (24 month commission approved systems)" to  "new homes built in 2011 with (permanent Commission approved systems, as long as the Commission approved deed restrictions, testing, and inspection approved as of May 19, 2014 remain in effect.)"

 

Section 2.   This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval on July 9, 2012, the public welfare requiring it. 

 

 

Adopted First Reading      June 9, 2014

 

Adopted Second Reading  July 14, 2014

 

 

 

Norris Water Commission Gray Water & Rain Water Collection Criteria for homes built in 2011, as approved May 19, 2014:

 

The following deed restrictions ("Deed Restrictions") shall apply to the Property.  Grantee shall operate the greywater and rainwater collection systems on said Property subject to all permitting requirements of the City of Norris and/or Norris Water Commission and the proper maintenance protocol ("Maintenance Protocol"), which includes the following:  (i) maintain the appropriate permit from the Norris Water Commission (the "NWC") to utilize the grey water system and pay for any permit or testing fee as determined by NWC, (ii) maintain the mechanical ability to discharge all greywater in the City of Norris sewer system, (iii) collect monthly data on the operation of the greywater system and submit to NWC for review, (iv) inspect and clean the cleanout valve quarterly, (iv) inspect the piezometer quarterly, remove any debris and rinse, and submit the proof of inspection and completion of work to NWC, (v) inspect and maintain mulch and plants in the treatment beds, and (vi) allow NWC access for random testing of the system, including the outdoor treatment beds, for any signs of contaminants.   In the event that Grantee does not follow the Maintenance Protocol as determined by the NWC, the NWC may require the Grantee to discharge greywater into the sewer system at the Grantee's expense.   Any and all plans for changes and/or modifications to the existing greywater and/or rainwater collection system shall be approved by the NWC Superintendent.   The City of Norris and Norris Water Commission reserve the right to make emergency changes and/or modifications to the gray water system(s) at the homeowner's expense. 

 

Should any inspection of the greywater and/or rainwater collection system(s) fail defined standards, it shall be the determination of the Norris Water Commission Superintendent if the system(s) will be immediately shut down or if time will be allowed to effect repairs.  Any decision to immediately shut down the system(s) will be made based on any threat of cross-contamination within the City's water and/ or sewer system(s) and/or any bacterial threat to the surrounding area.   If time to effect repairs is extended, in no case shall such repairs exceed thirty (30) days.

At any time and at Grantee's election and expense, Grantee may change the discharge and rainwater collection system to a conventional system and the foregoing Deed Restrictions shall not apply.  

 

Maintenance agreement:

 

  • RP device shall be tested at minimal annually, or more frequently upon request of NWC Superintendent.
  • RP Device shall be responsibility of homeowner, if repairs are needed
  • Owner shall maintain "Non-potable water" tags on at all times
  • Tests conducted monthly
  • Owner will be responsible for all cost pertaining to the system for repairs-disconnect  

 

Annual permit cost $725

  •  $30 for annual RP test
  •  $ 600 for labor (1 hour per month = 12 hours x $50/hrs)  
  •  $ 50 administrative charge
  •  $ 45 for annual certified lab check.