Borough of Quarryville, PA
Lancaster County
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[Adopted 1-3-2017 by Ord. No. 421[1]]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Art. II, Mandatory Connections, adopted 2-3-1987 by Ord. No. 247.
A. 
The owner of any property having erected thereon one or more private dwellings or living units, commercial structures or industrial structures, the principal building of which is located within 150 feet of a sewer line of the sewer system shall be required to connect to and use the Authority's sewer system subject to the rates, rules and regulations established by the Authority.
B. 
As from time to time sewer service becomes available to additional properties within the Borough by reason of the improvement of properties accessible to the sewer system, or by reason of the construction of extensions to the sewer system, the owner of each additional property having erected thereon one or more private dwellings or living units, commercial structures or industrial structures, the principal building of which shall be located within 150 feet of a sewer line of the sewer system, shall be required to connect to and use the Authority's sewer system subject to the rates, rules and regulations established by the Authority.
C. 
No person shall uncover, connect with, make or open into, or use, alter or disturb, in any manner, the sewer system without first making application before and securing a permit, in writing, from the Authority and paying all applicable permit fees and connection and tapping fees in accordance with rates, rules and regulations established by the Authority.
D. 
The Authority shall provide notice to the owner of any property that is required to connect to the sewer system in accordance with this article that such owner is required to connect to the sewer system within 45 days or the Authority will be authorized to connect and collect from the owner the fees for connection.
E. 
The Authority is authorized to connect a property to the sewer system if, upon giving the owner of the property 45 days' notice of this article and the owner's requirement to connect, the owner has not made the required connection. In such case, the Authority will be authorized to collect from the owner the cost of connection, in addition to court costs and attorneys' fees, in any manner permitted by law.
Whenever a property is or has been connected to the sewer system in accordance with § 315-6 hereof, or within 45 days after the owner of a property has been given notice to connect to the sewer system in accordance with § 315-6 hereof, it shall be unlawful for any property owner to:
A. 
To construct, install, operate or use any privy, cesspool, vault, septic tank or similar receptacle for sanitary sewage upon such property;
B. 
To connect any privy, cesspool, vault, septic tank or similar receptacle to the sewer system;
C. 
To discharge or permit to be discharged sewage into any storm sewer or other outlet other than the sewer system; or
D. 
To discharge or permit to be discharged into the sewer system any substance in violation of the Authority's regulations governing admission of industrial wastes into the sewerage system, as amended, the terms and conditions of which are hereby incorporated by reference.
The Authority has established rates, rules and regulations applicable to all connections to the sewer system, which rates, rules and regulations are incorporated herein by reference, and the Authority is authorized to amend such rates, rules and regulations as it deems necessary.
The Authority, and the Borough pursuant to its management responsibilities, are authorized to enforce the requirements of this article.
In addition to any other legal remedy available to the Borough and the Authority, for each violation of the provisions of this article, the owner, agent, lessee or contractor or any other person who commits, takes part in or assists in any such violation shall be liable upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding to pay a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 for each offense, together with the costs of prosecution and attorneys' fees. Each day or portion thereof in which a violation exists shall be considered a separate violation of this article, and each section of this article which is violated shall be considered a separate violation. In default of payment of such fine, such person shall be liable to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 30 days.