Whenever the Borough finds that any user has violated or is violating any prohibition, limitation or requirement contained in this chapter, the Borough shall serve upon such user a written notice stating the nature of the violation. Within 30 days of the date of the notice, a plan for the satisfactory correction therefor shall be submitted to the Borough by the user; provided that this provision shall not affect or limit the Borough's rights and powers to immediately suspend service.
The Borough may suspend services provided by the sewage treatment plant when such suspension is necessary, in the opinion of the Borough, in order to stop an actual or threatened discharge which presents or may present an imminent or substantial endangerment to the health or welfare of persons or to the environment, causes interference to the sewer system, or causes the Borough to violate any condition of its NPDES permit.
Any user notified of a suspension of the services provided by the sewage treatment plant shall immediately stop or eliminate the discharge. In the event of a failure of the user to comply voluntarily with the suspension order, the Borough shall take such steps, as it may deem necessary, including, without limitation, immediate severance of the sewer connection, to prevent or minimize damage to the sewer system or endangerment to any individuals.
The Borough shall reinstate the service provided by the sewage treatment plant upon proof of the elimination of the noncomplying discharge. A detailed written statement submitted by the IU describing the cause of the noncomplying discharge and the measures taken to prevent any future occurrence shall be submitted to the Borough within 15 days of the date of the occurrence.
Any user who is found to have failed to comply with any provision of this chapter may be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 for each offense. Each day during which a violation shall occur or continue shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense. In addition to the penalties provided herein, the Borough may recover reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs, court reporters' fees and other expenses of litigation by appropriate suit at law against the user who is found to have violated this chapter.
Any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation or certification in any application, record, report, plan or other document produced, filed or required to be maintained pursuant to this chapter, or who falsifies, tampers with, or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring device or method required under this chapter, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both.