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Township of Worcester, PA
Montgomery County
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[Adopted 2-18-2004 by Ord. No. 194]
There are hereby established three new, separate sewer districts in Worcester Township which shall be comprised of the residential, commercial, office and all other properties categorized as follows:
A. 
Fairview Village East Sewer District. Those properties located on Artmar Road and/or Ethel Road which will be served by the Berwick Place Wastewater Treatment Plant commencing after May 21, 2003, which properties are more fully identified in Resolution No. 03-16, adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 21, 2003, which resolution is incorporated herein by reference as though set forth at length.
B. 
Fairview Village West Sewer District. Those properties located on Adair Drive which will be served by the Berwick Place Wastewater Treatment Plant commencing after May 21, 2003, which properties are more fully identified in Resolution No. 03-16, adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 21, 2003, which resolution is incorporated herein by reference as though set forth at length.
C. 
Valley Forge Road Sewer District. Those properties located on Valley Forge Road which will be served by the Berwick Place Wastewater Treatment Plant commencing after May 21, 2003 which are more fully identified in Resolution No. 03-16, which was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 21, 2003, which resolution is incorporated herein by reference as though set forth at length.
All dwelling units and other residential uses within the Fairview Village East Sewer District, the Fairview Village West Sewer District and the Valley Forge Road Sewer District shall be charged uniform rates and charges on a quarterly basis in accordance with Article II of this chapter.
A. 
For all nonresidential and mixed-use properties within the Fairview Village East Sewer District, the Fairview Village West Sewer District and/or the Valley Forge Road Sewer District, the sewer rates and charges shall be based on water consumption records for the preceding month, or quarter at the Township's discretion, as recorded by the public water provider utilized by the property owner.
B. 
In those cases where properties secure water from wells or from sources other than a water company, the Township Engineer shall estimate the water consumed by said properties by utilizing standard, accepted water usage factors as established for similar-type facilities. In lieu of the water consumption estimate of the Township Engineer, the property owner may, at its own expense, install a water meter to measure water consumption on the premises, which meter specifications and installation location shall be approved by the Township. When installing such a water meter, the property owner shall grant access to the Township for meter reading.
C. 
The sewer rental rate or charge shall be calculated based on total water consumption. The following minimum charges for each 1,000 gallons of metered water consumed on the premises per month are hereby imposed upon all nonresidential or mixed-use owners or their successors in title as herein provided, which shall be collected by Worcester Township in use for payment of the cost of operating and maintaining that portion of the Township sewerage collection and disposal system comprising the Fairview Village East Sewer District, the Fairview Village West Sewer District and the Valley Forge Road Sewer District, respectively, and for a reserve fund sufficient for their future replacement: effective January 1, 2014, a charge of $6.82; effective January 1, 2015, a charge of $7.50; and effective January 1, 2016, a charge of $8.25.
[Amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 240; 12-18-2013 by Ord. No. 247]
Bills for the sewage charges imposed hereby shall be rendered monthly, or quarterly at the Township's discretion, and shall cover the billing period consisting of the immediately preceding quarter. Bills shall be due and payable on the billing date, and the appropriate amount computed in accordance with this article shall constitute the net bill. If the charges are not paid within 30 calendar days after each billing, an additional sum of 10% shall be added to such net bill, which net bill, plus such additional sum, shall constitute the gross bill. Payment made or mailed and postmarked on or before the first day of the end of such thirty-calendar-day period shall constitute payment within such period. If the end of such thirty-calendar-day period shall fall on a legal holiday or on a Saturday or Sunday, payment made or mailed and postmarked on the next succeeding day which is not a legal holiday shall constitute payment within such period. Any bill not paid within said thirty-calendar-day period shall be deemed delinquent.
The sewage charges imposed by this article shall be a lien upon all real property within the Fairview Village East Sewer District, the Fairview Village West Sewer District and the Valley Forge Road Sewer District; and any such charges which are delinquent shall be filed as a lien against said property, which lien shall be filed in the office of the Prothonotary of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and shall be collected in the manner provided by law for the filing and collecting of municipal claims. Interest collected on liens filed by the Township shall accrue at the rate of 10% per annum from the date of the filing of the lien until paid.
The Township reserves the right to adopt, from time to time, such additional rules and regulations as it shall deem necessary and proper in connection with the use and operation of the sewer system, which rules and regulations shall be, shall become and shall be construed as part of this article.
All property owners whose properties adjoin and are adjacent to the sanitary sewer system of the Township are required to connect and use the sewer system. Each owner who owns a property on which is located a principal building within 150 feet of the sanitary sewer system is also required to connect and use the sewer system.
A. 
The cost of construction of the sanitary sewer system shall be charged upon all properties accommodated or benefited by the construction. Properties within the Fairview Village East Sewer District, the Fairview Village West Sewer District and/or the Valley Forge Road Sewer District, and each of them, are hereby assessed and required to pay to Worcester Township the following fees at the time service in the sewage system is available to their respective properties:
Fairview Village East Sewer District
Lateral Cost
$1,060
Tapping Fee
Capacity Component
$3,500 (per EDU)
Tapping Fee
Reimbursement Component
$3,169
Total
$7,729
Fairview Village West Sewer District
Lateral Cost
$1,755
Tapping Fee
Capacity Component
$3,500 (per EDU)
Tapping Fee
Reimbursement Component
$785
Total
$6,040
Valley Forge Road Sewer District
Lateral Cost
$1,355
Tapping Fee
Capacity Component
$3,500 (per EDU)
Tapping Fee
Reimbursement Component
$785
Total
$5,640
B. 
Each landowner is responsible for permit fees, on-site plumbing costs required for connection, as well as the deactivation and the closing down of any existing, on-site sanitary system. Commercial, office and all other nonresidential properties may require the purchase of more than one EDU, pursuant to § 122-49 of this article. No capacity is guaranteed for a property owner until such time as the tapping fees have been paid or secured by financial security, at the Township's option.