Township of Butler, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Butler as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 224.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 252.
[Adopted 8-7-1972 by Ord. No. 472 (Ch. XXIII of the 1965 Code)]

§ 290-1 Connection required.

[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
Every owner of property in the Township of Butler whose property abuts upon any public water distribution system shall connect, at his own cost, the house, building or other occupied structures located on said property with the aforementioned public water distribution system in accordance with the provisions of this article.

§ 290-2 Connection regulation.

[Amended 10-20-1975 by Ord. No. 512; 10-17-1977 by Ord. No. 547; 3-19-1979 by Ord. No. 564; 5-3-1982 by Res. No. 82-8; 2-7-1983 by Res. No. 83-1; 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
No person, firm or corporation shall make or cause to be made any connection with the aforementioned public water distribution system until he has fulfilled all of the following conditions:
A. 
He shall make application to the Township, or the Butler Township Area Water and Sewer Authority or to Pennsylvania American Water Company (hereinafter called the "Water Company"), or to the entity providing the public water system, as the Township's agents, upon a permit form to be formulated and supplied by the Township or the Authority or the Water Company, for permission to connect to said public water distribution system. Among other things, the applicant must state the character and use of each structure located upon his property.
B. 
Fees shall be established by the owner of the system.
C. 
No work shall commence before the payment of the aforesaid service connection fee and issuance of the aforementioned connection permit.
D. 
He shall give the designated inspector of the Township or the Authority or the Water Company at least 24 hours' notice of the time when such connection shall be made in order that said inspector can be present to inspect and approve the work of connection. The inspector shall signify his approval of the connection by endorsing his name and the date of approval on the aforementioned connection permit in the possession of the permittees.
E. 
At the time of inspection of the connection, the owner or owners of properties shall permit the inspector full and complete access to all plumbing and water distribution arrangements and facilities in each building and in and about all parts of the property. No water line shall be covered over, or in any manner concealed, until after it is inspected and approved by said inspector.

§ 290-3 Regulations and specifications.

The construction and number and size of all building water service lines shall be done in accordance with the specifications, plans and procedures of the Water Company as set forth in its rules and regulations.

§ 290-4 Notice to connect.

[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
Where there exists any house, building or structure in the Township abutting upon any said public water distribution system, it shall be the duty of the Township Secretary, or either of its authorized representatives, the Authority or the Water Company, to notify the owner, lessee or occupier of such structure, in writing, either by personal service, certified mail or registered mail, to make a proper connection of such house, building or structure to the aforementioned public water distribution system as herein provided, within 60 days after receipt of such notice.

§ 290-5 Failure to connect.

[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
If the owner or owners of any occupied houses, building or structures in the Township abutting upon any said public water distribution system shall neglect or refuse to connect to said public water distribution system or otherwise refuse to comply with the provisions of this article, after written notice as prescribed in § 290-4 hereof, the Township, the Authority or the Water Company may perform or cause to be performed such work and labor and furnish or cause to be furnished such material as may be necessary to comply with the provisions of this article at the cost and expense of such owner or owners, together with 10% additional thereof and all charges and expenses incidental thereto, which sum shall be collected from said owner or owners for the use of the Township, the Authority or the Water Company as debts are by law collectible, or the Township, the Authority or the Water Company as its agent, may, by its proper officer, file a municipal claim or lien therefor against said premises as provided by law.

§ 290-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof before a Justice of the Peace, be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term of not more than 30 days in the county jail. Each day that a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.
[Adopted 2-4-1974]

§ 290-7 Approval of Plan.

Butler Township Board of Commissioners approves the Water Quality Management Plan for Central Butler County, commonly referred to as the "Interim Basin Plan," Alternate No. 5, as amended, which includes Sewer Service Areas B26, B27, B28 and B25, which is to be approved by the Butler County Planning Commission and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission and the State Planning Agencies.