Township of Doylestown, PA
Bucks County
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[Adopted 10-20-2009 by Ord. No. 348]
Property owners whose properties are located in the Cross Keys Water Service District, as hereinafter defined, shall be required to connect to the public water system to be constructed in the Cross Keys Water Service Area by the Doylestown Township Municipal Authority within 90 days of written notice to do so. The obligation of the owners of residential property to connect to the public water system shall be conditioned upon the costs of the infrastructure and the cost to bring public water to the house being borne by the Department of Environmental Protection or others.
The Cross Keys Water Service District shall include that portion of Doylestown Township described as being contained within the area bordered by Old Dublin Pike, Campbell Drive, Park Drive, Catherine Way, Dorothy Avenue and Swamp Road (Route 313), which said Cross Keys Water Service District is also defined on the map attached hereto and incorporated herein as Appendix A.[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is on file in the Township offices.
Any property owner required to connect to the public water system who fails to do so within 90 days after written notice to do so has been served upon the property owner either by Doylestown Township or the Doylestown Township Municipal Authority, said Township and/or Authority may thereupon enter upon the property of the property owner, construct the necessary facilities to connect to public water, and, upon completion of that project, assess the full cost and expense of said construction to the property owner. The Township and/or the Authority is further authorized to lien the real property of the property owner in the event that the Township and/or Authority shall complete the construction of the connection to public water.
Any property owner who shall fail to comply with the requirement to connect to public water as set forth herein shall be subject to the imposition of a penalty and/or fine in an amount not to exceed $1,000, which said penalty and/or fine shall be set by the District Judge. Each day that the order to connect is violated or that the property owner fails to comply with same shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.
To the extent the provisions of this article are inconsistent with the provisions of any prior ordinance adopted by Doylestown Township as set forth in the Code of Ordinances of Doylestown Township, said prior ordinances and the Code of Ordinances of Doylestown Township are hereby repealed to the extent of the inconsistency. The provisions of this article, however, shall not modify and/or amend any prior ordinances of the Township of Doylestown related to the mandatory connection to public water except as said ordinances may relate to the Cross Keys Water Service District as identified herein.