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(1) The district CCS will be responsible for administering the provisions of this article.

(2) Proper installation of required backflow assemblies shall be a condition of water service from the district’s water supply system to any premises upon which the potential for backflow into the district system exists. Water service may be discontinued or refused until corrective action is taken in accordance with this article.

(3) Upon installation of an approved backflow assembly, the owner shall contact the district requesting inspection of said assembly or assemblies.

(4) Upon approval of the installation by the district, the owner shall have the assembly or assemblies tested by a state of Washington certified BAT and shall submit a copy of the test report to the district in accordance with this article.

(5) The owner shall be subject to all applicable inspection and permitting fees. All tests and reporting by a certified BAT shall be at owner’s expense.

(6) The district shall own, operate and maintain the public water system within the public right-of-way (ROW) and/or dedicated district utility easement including the main line, service line and water meter. The private water system on the backside of the water meter, within a building or vault, or beyond the ROW or easement line if not metered, shall be the responsibility of the property owner, including all internal and external backflow assemblies. [Res. 835 § 3 (Exh. 3), 2022; Res. 735 § 1, 2017.]