City of Rushville Ordinance #17-782

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RUSHVILLE, NEBRASKA, RELATING TO THE PURPOSE OF BANNING THE USE OF LEAD MATERIALS IN THE PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SYSTEM AND PRIVATE PLUMBING CONNECTED THERETO; PROTECTION OF CITY RESIDENTS FROM LEAD CONTAMINATION IN THE CITY PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SYSTEM; THE PROVISION OF A POLICY FOR THE ORDINANCES RELATED THERETO;  PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RUSHVILLE, NEBRASKA:

Sec. 1. Section 3-127 of the Municipal Code of  Rushville, Nebraska, is hereinafter enacted to read as follows:

A. PURPOSE.  The purpose of  Sec. 3-126 through Sec. 3-128 of the Municipal Code of Rushville, Nebraska, is: 1. To ban the use of lead materials in the public drinking water system and private plumbing connected to the public drinking water system; and 2. To protect City residents from lead contamination in the City’s public drinking water system and their own private plumbing systems.

B. APPLICATION.  Sec. 3-126 through Sec. 3-128 of the Municipal Code of  Rushville, Nebraska, shall apply to all premises served by the public drinking water system of the City of Rushville, Nebraska.

C. POLICY.  1. Sec. 3-126 through Sec. 3-128 of the Municipal Code of Rushville, Nebraska, will be reasonably interpreted by the Water Purveyor.  It is the Purveyor’s intent to ban the use of lead based material in the construction or modification of the City’s drinking water system or private plumbing connected to the  City system.  The cooperation of all consumers is required to implement the lead ban.  

2. If, in the judgment of the Water Purveyor or his/her authorized representative, lead based materials have been used in the construction or modifications after January 1, 1989, due notice shall be given to the consumer. The consumer shall immediately comply by having the lead based materials removed from the plumbing system and replaced with lead free materials. If the lead based materials are not removed from the plumbing system, the Water Purveyor shall have the right to discontinue water service to the premises.  

Sec. 2. Any other ordinance section passed and approved prior to the passage, approval and publication or posting of this Ordinance and in conflict with this provisions are repealed.

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage, approval and publication and posting as required by law.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ORDERED PUBLISHED this 30th day of May, 2017.

CITY OF RUSHVILLE,

/s/ CHRIS HEISER

MAYOR 

ATTEST: /s/ CONNIE ROFFERS

CITY CLERK

Published: June 7, 2017