[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ephrata as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Connection to Public Water System Required
[Adopted 12-14-1987 by Ord. No. 1167]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
- The Ephrata Area Joint Authority.
- The Borough of Ephrata.
- IMPROVED PROPERTY
- Any property within the Borough upon which there is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals.
- Any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of any improved property.
- Any individual, partnership, company, association, society, trust, corporation, municipality, municipal authority or other group or entity.
- WATER SYSTEM
- All facilities, as of any particular time, for production, transmission, storage and distribution of water in the Borough owned by the Ephrata Area Joint Authority.
The owner of any improved property abutting upon the water system shall connect such improved property with and shall use such water system in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Authority within 90 days after notice to such owner from the Borough to make such connection.
Editor's Note: Said rules and regulations are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Ephrata Area Joint Authority.
The notice by the Borough to make connections to a main referred to in § 311-2A shall consist of a copy of this article, including any amendments and/or supplement at the time in effect, or a summary of this article in letter form specifying that such connections shall be made within 90 days after the date such notice is given or served. Such notice may be given or served at any time after a main is in place which can deliver water to a particular improved property.
If the owner of any improved property located within the Borough and abutting upon the water system, after 90 days' notice from the Borough, shall fail to connect such improved property, the Borough or Authority may construct such connection and collect from such owner the costs and expenses thereof in any manner permitted by law.
In the event that any person shall deem the requirement to connect as provided in this article a hardship, such person may appeal to the Borough Council for relief from such connection requirement, which appeal shall be heard in accordance with provisions of the Pennsylvania Local Agency Law.
[Amended 4-8-1996 by Ord. No. 1279]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment thereof shall be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.