§ 21-122. Definitions.  

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  • For the purposes of this article, the following words, terms or phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

    Available shall mean that a functioning reclaimed water distribution main is located within one hundred (100) feet of the property to be serviced.

    Backflow prevention device shall mean a device installed at the customer's potable water or reclaimed water meter to prevent the flow of any contaminated fluids into the public water system or reclaimed water system.

    Billing shall mean the charge made for reclaimed water service. The charge may be made by a separate invoice or may be included on the monthly utility bill.

    City shall mean the City of Lake Wales, Florida.

    Commission shall mean the City Commission of the City of Lake Wales, Florida.

    County shall mean Polk County, Florida.

    Cross-connection shall mean any physical arrangement whereby a public potable water supply or reclaimed water supply is connected, directly or indirectly, with any other water supply system, sewer, drain, conduit, pool, storage reservoir, plumbing fixture, or other device which contains or may contain contaminated water, sewage or other waste, or liquid of unknown or unsafe quality which may be capable of imparting contamination to the public potable water supply or reclaimed water supply as a result of backflow. Bypass arrangements, jumper connections, removable sections, swivel or changeable devices, and other temporary or permanent devices through which or because of which backflow could occur are considered to be cross-connections.

    Customer shall mean the owner of the property being served.

    Delivery points shall mean the points of connection of the city's reclaimed water system to the user's system.

    Department shall mean the Utilities Department of the City of Lake Wales, Florida.

    Director shall mean the Director of the City's Utilities Department or his/her designated representative.

    Distribution mains shall mean those conduits used to supply reclaimed water service lines.

    FAC shall mean the Florida Administrative Code, as amended from time to time.

    F.S. shall mean Florida Statutes, as amended from time to time.

    Irrigation system shall mean an underground system with permanently placed sprinkler devices or below-ground hose bibbs contained in a locked valve box. Above-ground hose bibbs (faucets) with hoses and sprinklers shall not constitute an irrigation system. Irrigation systems also include agricultural ditch and swale type systems and other conventional agricultural systems where applicable and as authorized by the director.

    Non-potable water shall mean all water other than potable water.

    Potable water shall mean water from any source which has been approved for human consumption by the public health authority having jurisdiction in the county.

    Reclaimed water shall mean water that has received at least advanced secondary treatment and basic disinfection and is reused after flowing out of a wastewater treatment facility.

    Reuse shall mean the deliberate application of reclaimed water, in compliance with Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Southwest Florida Water Management District rules, for a beneficial purpose.

    Service line shall mean that conduit for reclaimed water from the distribution main to the property line.

    Setback distances shall mean the setback distances between the wetted site area subject to land application of reclaimed water, and surface waters and potable water supply wells, as required by the provisions of Chapter 62-610, Florida Administrative Code, Rule 610.471.

(Ord. No. 2001-06, § 1, 5-15-01)