Town of Fairhaven, MA
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Fairhaven 5-4-1985 by Art. 21 (Ch. XXVI of the 1934 Bylaws). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 322.
Individual sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 432.
A. 
The owner or occupant of any building upon land abutting on a public or private way in which there is a common sewer shall, within two years, connect the same therewith by a sufficient drain.
B. 
A variance from this requirement may be granted by the Board of Health on the following conditions:
(1) 
That said land, by reason of its grade or level or any other cause, cannot be drained into such sewer until such incapacity is removed; and
(2) 
That a private septic system is installed which meets the requirements of the Board of Health.
C. 
Said variance shall be effective only for so long as the property meets these variance requirements as the same may be from time to time amended.
[Amended 5-6-1995 STM by Art. 20; 5-6-2000 STM by Art. 13]
After deducting any federal or state grants from the total cost of the laying out and construction of any main drains or of a system or systems of sewerage and sewage disposal, the remaining cost shall be paid by assessment of the cost of such public improvements to be apportioned among the owners of property fronting on either side of that portion of a public or private way in which such drain or sewer lays, such assessment to be made according to the number of principal structures on such land, and in the case of vacant land, or vacant portions of built upon land, according to the number of buildable lots into which such land may be divided under the Zoning Bylaw, but no assessment in respect of such land which by reason of its grade or level or any other cause cannot be drained into such sewer shall be made until such incapacity is removed. The relative portion of payment provided by this section may be changed from time to time by vote of the town at any Town Meeting.