Borough of Norristown, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the Municipality of Norristown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 258.
[Adopted 5-3-2005 by Ord. No. 05-09]
All of the properties located within the Municipality upon which existing habitable dwellings have already been constructed shall be required to immediately connect to an available public water line. Those properties which shall be served by the improvements shall be required to immediately connect to the improvements upon the completion of construction. Prior to a use and occupancy permit being issued for those properties located within the Municipality upon which a condemned or uninhabitable dwelling or a vacant lot exists, the property must connect to the existing water line or the improvements. Upon the transfer or sale of any property, said property must be immediately connected to the available public water. A resale use and occupancy permit will not be issued for any property transferred or sold until such time as the property is connected to the available public water. A lien in the amount of the credit provided by PAW or a successor corporation shall be recorded against every property in the area capable of being served by the improvements which is not immediately connected to the improvements upon their completion.
Upon connection to the existing water line or improvements, a property's private well must be capped and removed from service.
The individual property owners in the area shall not be required to pay any costs associated with the construction of the improvements, the connection to the improvements or existing water line or the capping of their private wells, provided that they connect to the public water within 60 days of either the passage of this article for those properties which can connect to the existing water line or 60 days from the date of completion of the improvements for those properties which will hook up to the improvements. Those property owners who do not hook up to the available public water within the applicable time frame of 60 days shall be solely responsible for paying all costs associated with the capping of their wells and plumbing work required to connect to the public water.
If the owner of a parcel shall be found by a court of competent jurisdiction to violate § 310-1 or 310-2 of this article, upon conviction, he or she shall be sentenced to pay a fine no more than $1,000 and no less than $300 and the cost of prosecution. Each day that the owner violates § 310-1 or 310-2 of this article constitutes a separate and distinct offense.