94.1.085 Water system activities prohibited in The Pines (fines are listed for first, second, third, and fourth offenses)
No person residing, visiting, or working within the legal boundaries of Nisqually Pines Community Club shall:
(1) Waste water provided by the community water system in any way, such as, but not limited to:
(a) Disregarding water restrictions, when posted; $150 $250 $500 $1000
(b) Allowing broken or leaky pipes to go unrepaired $250 $350 $550 $1500 (plus the cost of water. If an employee must shut off water, wages (possibly overtime) will be included.
(c) Failing to adequately insulate pipes, resulting in a break or driving over spigot/faucet, resulting in a break. Cost of water, plus if an employee must shut off water, wages (possibly overtime) will be included.
(d) Watering roofs or structures during hot weather; $200 $350 $500 $1000
(e) Allowing water to run constantly in pet areas, ponds, pools, or in the yard. $250 $500 $750 $1500 (No water credit will be granted)
(2) Turn water service to private property on or off at Pines water valves. Access to meter boxes is for Pines personnel only. Each resident should have their own shut-off valve on their own property. $150 $250 $500 $1000
(3) Restrict Pines’ employees from performing their duties related to the community water system by the following:
(a) Restricting access to Pines water valves/meter box if on the owner’s property; $100 $200 $300 $500
(b) Covering Pines water valves/meter boxes with dirt, gravel, debris, and vehicles, etc. $250 $350 $500 $1000
(Plus labor and equipment costs to uncover valve and/or meter box.)
(c) Violating 10-foot right-of-way around and in front of fire hydrants (Department of Transportation ruling)
$250 $350 $500 $1000
(d) Parking over main water valves on Pines right-of-way (painted bright blue) $250
(4) Damage community water lines, wells, storage tanks or equipment.
(a) Water lines $250 - each time - plus cost of repair or replacement
(b) Wells $5000 - each time - plus cost of repair or replacement
(c) Storage tanks $5000 - each time - plus cost of repair or replacement
(d) Equipment $1000 - each time - plus cost of repair or replacement
(5) Allow any cross-connection from their private water lines into their own or the community water lines. See Resolution 97-1. The following are mandated by Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246.290.490.
If cross connection is located, the Pines will install an approved backflow assembly, based on degree of hazard, at the owner’s expense. NPCC Water Department will conduct all annual testing of the backflow assembly and costs will be added to owner’s account.
(b) Allowing a connection or sharing water in any manner, including the use of non
potable water hoses (a potable water hose is white with a blue stripe) hooked to travel trailers or motor homes, or turning water on at the Pines valve, if water service is discontinued by the Board of Directors for any reason, will immediately cause the NPCC Water Department to do an onsite survey of the individual water system for cross connections, as mandated by WAC 246.290. Failing to allow NPCC Water Department on the property will result in installation of an approved backflow assembly or termination of water service. All costs of installation and annual testing will be charged to the property owner.
(If you wish to share your water service, you must obtain written permission from the Board of Directors prior to sharing.) $250 $500 $1000 $2000
(6) Protect the water system. Due to the importance of protecting our water resources, wells, pumping station, and water storage reservoirs from vandalism, contamination, or any other damage, residents can only inspect the Pines watershed area during normal office hours. An appointment must be made with the Water Manager
(a) Trespassing in the watershed area: $1000 $2000 $3000 $4000
(b) Dumping debris, fireplace residue, dog feces, gasoline, oil, or any other type of contaminate in the watershed area: $1000 $2000 $3000 $4000
7. Methamphetamine lab busts – no fine
(a) Immediate termination of water service
(b) Installation of an approved backflow assembly, based on degree of hazard, at the owner’s expense
(c) Mandatory annual tests of the backflow assembly conducted by NPCC Water Department. Costs will be added to the owner’s account. *** Reviewed and updated May 2004 – Effective July 15, 2004 Approved by Board of Directors – July 14, 2004