Borough of Danville, PA
Montour County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Danville 7-12-1994 by Ord. No. 369; amended in its entirety 12-14-1999 by Ord. No. 407 (Ch. 133 of the 1975 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Municipal authority — See Ch. 13.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
The Danville Municipal Authority.
A plan developed to define the actions required at various stages of a drought emergency in order to protect public health and safety, ensure essential water uses, equitably share available supplies and conserve water resources.
A declaration by the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Danville Municipal Authority, or in their absence, the Danville Borough Water Superintendent, that due to any cause, including but not limited to flood, fire, power failure, chemical or biological contamination or lack of rainfall, there is a reasonable probability that the water supply may not be adequate to meet the needs of the Danville area.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
In the event of a water emergency declaration, all users of the municipal water system shall immediately curtail water usage as provided by the water emergency declaration. In the event that the water emergency declaration is triggered by drought conditions, then the drought contingency plan shall take effect and water usage shall be curtailed in accordance with said plan.
In the event that any user does not comply with the terms of any water emergency declaration, such user may be subject to termination of water service by the Authority, in addition to the penalties provided in § 252-5 of this chapter and the penalties provided in any drought contingency plan and its appendixes.
The Borough Police Department is authorized to enforce the terms of this chapter.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $100 for a first offense, $200 for a second offense and $300 for a third or subsequent offense, together with court costs or, upon default of payment of such fines and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense.