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Plumbing Rules and Regulations for the Water & Sewer Systems of Bacliff Municipal Utility District
All fees must be paid before work is started !

3/4" water tap $1,500.00 -------- must get Bldg.Permit-Co.Eng's Office
4" sewer tap $1,500.00 -------- before taps/before moving trailer in !


Permit/inspection $50.00 Transfer Fee $15.00
RV Inspection Fee $25.00
Deposits: $175.00 Increased by $50.00 With cause
Commercial:
1-10 units $200.00 , 10 & over $500.00
Locked Meter (addl) $35.00
Pulled Meter $50.00
Capping of sewer line On private property $25.00 plus cost
Larger taps available/ 1", 1 1/2", 2" prices vary
Returned Check Fee $25.00 (if two checks are returned payment must be cash or m.o.)
**Must submit copy of deed when applying for taps**
Will not accept on line payment on cut off day

3/4" water tap, 4" sewer tap will be made approximately 6-8 weeks from time of application. Taps will be placed at property line anywhere as long as they are at least 10 feet apart and not under the driveway. Put stakes marked water and sewer. Do not lay sewer line until tap is completed.

$15.75 is included in sewer charge per Living Unit for residential Trash. $7.00 volunteer fire dept. Charge was approved by the vote of residents on May 4, 2002/$20.00 commercial as of January 2006.
$2.25 street light charge was approved by the vote of residents on Nov. 1999.

Every living unit must have its own water meter!
BMUD must have access to meter at all times!

Sewer taps are 4" and all Service line pipe must be P. V. C. four inch (4") Schedule #40 with D.W.V. type fitting. Only Schedule #40 pipe can be used under slabs and in walls. (sch.#40 or better).

The district governs the installation of all sewer lines from house to tap. A smooth, neat joint shall be made, and installed at the house and at each
90% bend. Special fittings may be used for the connection only when they are approved by the Superintendent. Property owners/Tenant must cap or repair open or damaged sewer service lines within their property and after demolition of structures or removal of modu-lar homes, travel trailer and RVs within their premises to prevent inflow and in-filtration into the Districts sewer collection system. The property owner will have 15 days from notice by the District to make repairs. An inflow fee of $50.00 (plus cost)- if not capped !!

Water and sewer lines can not be placed in the same trench !!!
Water lines should be laid with pvc pipe and you must put a brass gate valve on your side of the water meter. The EPA warns against the use of lead pipes or copper pipes with lead solder being hazardous to health and it is forbidden to be used within the district.

Note: before water meter can be installed or water service is started a deposit must be made on all accounts. If a deposit is not put up and water is found to be used a $200.00 or more deposit will be required.

Restaurants must install a grease trap to the districts specifications. Check with The Districts Superintendent.

Inspection: The Superintendent or his assistant shall be given notice when work is completed and ready for inspection. All work must be left uncovered and convenient for examination until inspected and approved. The persons laying the lines shall remove and repair any defective material or workmanship when ordered by the Districts Superintendent.

No persons, firm, or organization shall connect to or any way tamper with the Districts main lines. The District will itself extend services to the customers property lines easement lines.

State law for dumpsters: The Health District requires dumpsters to be placed on cement slabs and tied into the sewer system as required by the state law for dumpsters at restaurants and grocery stores. A $10.00 sewer charge per month will be imposed.

Note: Anyone pouring concrete over the districts main water and sewer lines or encasing water meters and a problem arises, it will be the responsibility of the owner to make lines and meter accessible to the district at the owners expense.

Anyone failing to comply with these requirements is subject to be fined up to $200.00 for the violation. The District also reserves the right to refuse service to anyone not in compliance with these Rules and Regulations.

Fire plugs are absolutely off limits to anyone other than District Employees and the Bacliff V.F.D. Firemen---all others will be prosecuted.

All Residential and Commercial Security Deposits Remain on accounts until Closed Out. As of January 2016.

Must have address on each residence & be visible from street!