Township of Plumstead, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 2004-05, 9/7/2004, Art. I]
1. 
Purpose. The purpose of this Part is to ensure that new wells constructed in Plumstead Township are able to provide a reliable, safe and adequate water supply to support intended uses within the capacity of available groundwater resources. Additionally, it is to ensure that new wells do not infringe upon the performance of existing wells and to provide for the collection of accurate groundwater information.
2. 
Severability. If any provision of this Part or the application thereof to any persons or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications, and to this end, the provisions of this Part are declared to be severable.
3. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this Part, the following words or phrases shall have the meanings given in the following definitions:
BCDH
The Bucks County Department of Health.
[Added by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
CAPACITY
capacity of the well shall mean the amount of water which can be withdrawn from the well either by pumping or free flowing. The capacity does not mean the anticipated average withdrawal rate on the well. The capacity of a well may vary seasonally and diminish with time.
COMMUNITY WELL
a well that serves 15 or more connections or 25 people or more year-round.
DRBC
the Delaware River Basin Commission.
DRILLING
all acts necessary in the construction of wells, such as drilling, boring, coring, washing, digging, driving or jetting.
GROUNDWATER
water that is underground, stored in pore spaces, crevices, cracks along bedding plains, along joint surfaces in channels or artesian basins or other bodies of water in and under the ground.
PADEP
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
PERSON
a corporation, partnership, municipal authority or association, as well as a natural person.
TOWNSHIP
the Township of Plumstead.
WELL
any excavation that is drilled, cored, washed, driven, dug or otherwise constructed for the location, diversion or acquisition of underground waters or charging of waters into the underground strata.
WELL DRILLER
any water well contractor, employee or representative in charge of drilling or otherwise constructing a well.
4. 
Applicability.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation, or other entity within the Township, shall drill or withdraw groundwater for any purpose by means of a well except as permitted by this Part and within the regulations herein set forth.
B. 
A building permit for a new residential or nonresidential building, structure or addition to a building which is to be served by a new Class I well shall not be issued unless the new well has been drilled, tested and certified to be in compliance with this Part.
C. 
Preliminary plan approval of a subdivision consisting of three or more lots, or placing a new Class II or III well into service, or a land development that will be served by a Class II or Class III well shall be contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the well testing and water resources impact studies required herein.
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
[Ord. 2004-05, 9/7/2004, Art. II]
1. 
Applicability. A permit shall be required for any well drilled in Plumstead Township after the effective date of this Part. Additionally, a well registration form must be completed for each well drilled and returned to the Township.
2. 
Classification of Wells. Well drilling and testing permits are categorized by Classes I, II and III and are defined as follows:
A. 
For wells proposed to pump less than 1,000 gallons per day (Class I wells), the application for a drilling permit shall be made prior to, or in conjunction with, the filing of the building permit application. The drilling of the well and the testing of the water must be completed and the well must meet requirements of this Part before a building permit is issued by the Township.
B. 
For wells proposed to pump 1,000 gallons per day or more in the aggregate (Class II wells), the application for a well drilling permit shall be filed with the submission of the preliminary plan of subdivision or land development. (This shall include all residential subdivisions of three or more lots). All elements of the drilling and testing requirements must be satisfactorily completed prior to the granting of final plan approval. For wells proposed to pump 1,000 gallons per day or more in the aggregate (Class II wells), if the application does not involve a subdivision or land development, the application must be filed and permit issued prior to drilling of the proposed well.
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
C. 
Class II also includes a well or wells where the aggregate withdrawal is up to 10,000 gallons per day. Depending upon the number of lots or dwelling units served or groundwater withdrawn, the application may be subject to the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act as Public Water Supplies (PWS). It shall be the applicant's responsibility to obtain all required permits and submit them to the Township.
D. 
A Class III well or wells include wells that produce an average of more than 10,000 gallons per day over a thirty-day period and are subject to approval by the DRBC and PADEP.
E. 
The applicant shall be responsible for submitting copies of all permit applications that are submitted to DRBC and PADEP to the Township the same day they are submitted to DRBC. Copies of all correspondence submitted to, and received from, the DRBC and PADEP shall also be submitted to the Township. The applicant shall also be responsible for submitting copies of the approved permits granted by DRBC and PADEP to the Township. The Township reserves the right to require that all submittals to the above two agencies take place through the Township.
3. 
Permit Application Procedure.
A. 
An original and three copies of the application for a well drilling permit shall be filed with the Township Code Enforcement Officer. The Code Enforcement Officer shall distribute one copy to the Township Hydrogeologist. One stamped copy may be retained by the applicant. The original application shall remain on file at the Township.
B. 
For a Class I well, the application for a well drilling permit shall be made prior to or in conjunction with the filing of the building permit application. The drilling of the well and testing of the water must be completed and the well must be in compliance with the standards of this Part prior to issuance of a building permit.
C. 
For a Class II or Class III well, the application for a well drilling permit shall be filed with the submission of the preliminary plan. All elements of the drilling and testing requirements must be satisfactorily completed prior to the granting of final plan approval. If the application does not involve a subdivision or land development, the application must be filed and permit issued prior to drilling of the proposed well.
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
4. 
Well Permit Application Requirements. The following information shall be submitted with the well drilling permit application for all classes of wells:
A. 
Applicant's name, address, telephone number and Pennsylvania Driller's License Number.
B. 
Location of the proposed development or property where well will be drilled.
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
C. 
A copy of the preliminary plan for the subdivision or land development or survey of the property for a Class II or III well or a plot plan for a Class I well.
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
D. 
The plan shall provide at least the following information:
(1) 
Property lines.
(2) 
Location of proposed and existing buildings.
(3) 
Street.
(4) 
Well location (the well must be field located and verified prior to drilling).
(5) 
Wastewater disposal area.
(6) 
Separate distances.
E. 
Well driller's name, address and telephone number.
F. 
A description of the development proposed or, if no new development proposed, a description of the existing or proposed use.
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
G. 
Projected water quantity requirements for the proposed use.
H. 
A separate map showing the location of the production well and information of all monitoring well(s), if applicable.
I. 
Vertical datum on all plans shall be USGS, and a North point shall be shown on all plans.
J. 
Horizontal datum shall be State Plan Coordinates System (Pennsylvania South) North American 1983 (NAD83).
K. 
The plan shall include boundaries of the water districts and specified areas to be served.
L. 
Topography of the drainage area and site, including wells, springs, streams, dams and reservoirs, the location, dimensions and elevations of structures and piping.
M. 
The location and logs of test borings and wells and the diameter and depth of the well casing and liners.
5. 
Water Testing Requirements. After a well has been drilled under a well drilling permit, the quality of the water shall be tested in accordance with the following:
A. 
Class I Wells.
(1) 
Groundwater samples collected at Class I wells shall be analyzed, at a minimum, for the parameters reported in Table 1. Plumstead Township may require analysis for additional parameters if information available to the Township indicates the potential presence of additional contaminants. The analysis shall be performed by a Pennsylvania certified laboratory.
(2) 
The groundwater sample to be analyzed by the laboratory shall be collected prior to completion of the short-term pumping test, or the well shall be pumped for a minimum of two hours and then sampled.
(3) 
The laboratory report outlining the results of the analysis shall be submitted to the Township. The information submitted to the Township shall also identify the well where the sample was collected, name of the person collecting the sample, time and date of sample collection and, where appropriate, the pumping water level at the time of sampling.
(4) 
If the drinking water standards reported in Table 1 are not met, the water supply may be treated to lower the concentration of the contaminant below the standard. The proposed treatment system shall be approved by the Township before it is installed. After approval and installation of the system, a sample shall be collected and analyzed by the laboratory to verify that the treated water meets drinking water standards. The results of the analysis shall be submitted to the Township.
(5) 
In cases where the well is intended for commercial or industrial use that involves the handling or storage of materials or substances that can cause groundwater contamination, including existing nearby supplies of groundwater, regardless of the well withdrawal, the applicant shall provide detailed information to the Township about such materials and substances. Furthermore, the applicant shall be required to establish a groundwater quality baseline by collecting samples from the on-site and off-site wells to be analyzed for the material and substance-specific constituents. The drilling of monitoring wells near the property boundary, in the direction of groundwater flow, may be required by the Township Hydrogeologist. The extent of the off-site sampling shall be determined by the Township Hydrogeologist. A protocol approved by the Township Hydrogeologist shall be followed in the collection of the groundwater samples.
[Added by Ord. 2010-04, 6/15/2010]
B. 
Class II and Class III Wells. These wells shall be sampled following the procedures outlined in the Groundwater Ordinance and the groundwater samples analyzed for the parameters contained therein.
6. 
Effective Date of Permit. All well construction permits issued by Plumstead Township shall be in effect as of the date of issuance and shall remain in effect for a period of one year. In the event construction under the permit has not been completed at the expiration of one year from the date of issuance, the permit shall expire, the validity of the permit shall cease and terminate, and all fees paid will be forfeited.
TABLE 1
LIST OF PARAMETERS TO BE ANALYZED
FOR CLASS I WELLS
Secondary Contaminants
Parameter
SMCL (mg/L or as noted)
pH1
6.5 – 8.5 Units
Temperature
N/A Degrees
Chloride
250
Sulfate
250
Total Dissolved Solids
500
Hardness2
120-150
Color
15 Color Units
Odor
3 (Threshold Odor Number)
Turbidity3
0.5 to 1 NTU
Iron
0.3
Manganese
0.05
Copper
1
Notes:
SMCL = Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level
1 pH and temperature can be measured in the field.
2 Concentration beyond which softening is recommended.
3 Performance standard.
Microbiological Contaminants
Coliform Bacteria
0
Primary Contaminants
Parameters
MCL (mg/L)
Arsenic
0.01
Lead
0.005
Mercury
0.002
Primary Contaminants
Nitrate
1
Nitrate
10
Volatile organic compounds1 (VOCs, to include MTBE)
As applicable
Notes:
1 The concentration of volatile organic compounds shall meet the primary drinking water standards established by the EPA.
MCL – Maximum Contaminant Level.
[Ord. 2004-05, 9/7/2004, Art. III]
1. 
General Construction Requirements for Wells. All well construction in the Township shall be in accordance with the standards set forth by the USEPA "Manual of Water Well Construction Practices" (EPA 570/9-75-001, PADEP "Water Supply Manual (latest revision), and AWWA "Standard for Water Wells" (ANSI/AWWAA 100-07). If there is a conflict between the above requirements and requirements listed below, the more-restrictive requirement shall be applicable.
A. 
The actual on-site work of drilling, constructing, altering or repairing a well shall be under the supervision of a person in possession of a valid well driller's license issued pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
B. 
During drilling and construction of the well(s), the area surrounding the wellheads shall be maintained in a clean condition, and surface drainage, including the water discharging from the well, shall be diverted away from the wellhead. During the drilling and construction of the well, erosion and sedimentation control measures shall be implemented around the wellhead in accordance with the requirements of the Bucks County Conservation District.
2. 
Technical Requirements. For purposes of this Section of this Part, wells are grouped into two categories as follows: individual on-lot wells and wells that propose to pump up to 10,000 gpd. Some of these wells will require a permit from the PADEP; and large-yield wells or wells that propose to pump more than 10,000 gpd, on a thirty-day average, and/or wells that are proposed for dedication to the Township. These well will require a permit from the DRBC and the PADEP.
A. 
Individual On-Lot Wells and Others.
(1) 
These wells shall be drilled at six-inch diameter or larger to a minimum depth of 300 feet in order to obtain the minimum yield indicated below.
(2) 
During drilling of the well, the following shall be accomplished:
(a) 
Preparation of drilling record and geologic log to include detailed lithological description, depth and yield of water-bearing zones, estimated with methods acceptable to the Township, and information concerning water quality.
(b) 
Whenever a water-bearing zone is encountered, drilling shall be stopped and the well developed by surging with air. Development of the well shall be repeated after completion of drilling, by the same method, until the water is clear.
(c) 
The drilling record and geologic log shall be submitted to Plumstead Township, together with a map, where necessary, at a scale of one inch equals 400 feet, showing the location of the well. The geologic log should include the name, address, phone number and seal or license number of the professional geologist or well driller preparing the log and should bear his signature.
B. 
Large-Yield Wells.
(1) 
Upon satisfactory completion of the test wells, these wells shall be constructed at a ten-inch diameter or larger to a minimum depth of 400 feet.
(2) 
Well Yield.
(a) 
Class I wells shall have a minimum yield of six gallons per minute (gpm), of which four gallons can be obtained from storage. However, a minimum of two gallons must be obtained from aquifer contribution. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, only contribution from water-bearing zones located at a depth of 200 feet or greater shall be considered. That is, contribution from water-bearing zones encountered above 200 feet will not be included in the computation. Plumstead Township, at its sole discretion, may waive this requirement upon certification by a professional geologist experienced in the practice of hydrogeology that the well can meet, on a long-term basis, the water supply needs of the project.
(b) 
The yield requirements for Class II and Class III wells shall be determined in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Groundwater Ordinance.
C. 
Casing.
(1) 
Class I and Class II wells, other than those that are proposed for dedication to Plumstead Township, shall be constructed with a watertight, one-fourth-inch-thick, six-inch-diameter steel casing. The casing shall extend to a minimum depth of 40 feet or a minimum depth of 10 feet into competent bedrock, whichever is greater. All joints between sections of the casing shall be made by continuous welding. The casing shall extend a minimum of 18 inches above the surface of the ground.
(2) 
Class III wells that propose to pump more than 10,000 gpd and/or are proposed for dedication to Plumstead Township shall be double-cased. The outer casing (fourteen-inch-diameter or larger) shall extend to a depth of between 15 and 20 feet below the surface of the ground, depending on site-specific conditions, and shall be made of steel. The ten-inch-diameter or larger inner steel casing shall extend a minimum of 50 feet below the surface of the ground or a minimum of 10 feet into competent bedrock, whichever is greater. All joints between sections of this casing shall be made by continuous welding. The wall thickness of the casing shall be as follows:
Casing Diameter
(inches)
Wall Thickness
(inches)
10
0.279
12
0.330
14
0.375
16
0.375
The outer casing shall extend a minimum of 12 inches and the inner casing a minimum of 18 inches above the surface of the ground.
(3) 
Upon completion of drilling and construction, the well shall be capped and the cap tightly secured to the casing to minimize vandalism and avoid the entrance of potential contaminants.
D. 
Grouting.
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
(1) 
For Class I wells, the annulus, or space between the overburden and the bedrock, shall be one of the following:
(a) 
Neat cement;
(b) 
A mixture of neat cement and not more than 5% bentonite; or
(c) 
Bentonite.
(2) 
For Class II and III wells, the annulus (space between the overburden and the bedrock and the casing) shall be filled with neat cement or a mixture of neat cement and not more than 5% bentonite.
(3) 
Grout shall be applied by means of a pump and tremie pipe starting from the bottom up in a continuous operation in order to form a watertight seal. Proper placement of the grout requires that the diameter of the borehole to be cased be a minimum of four inches larger than the diameter of the casing.
(4) 
When drilling is to be continued after grouting and neat cement is used, a curing time of 12 hours for Type III cement and 24 hours for Type I or II cement must be provided, during which drilling is not permitted.
(5) 
The drilling contractor shall contact BCDH for grouting inspection. Should BCDH decline to provide an inspector, the drilling contractor shall contact Plumstead Township for the grouting inspection. Plumstead Township will not inspect well grouting, provided that the BCDH continues its grouting inspection program.
E. 
The minimum isolation distance requirements for Class I water supply wells in Plumstead Township shall consist of the minimum isolation distances listed in the BCDH Well Regulations.
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
F. 
Disinfection of Wells. After construction of the well has been completed or after the temporary pump for the implementation of the required pumping test has been installed, but before conducting the pumping test, the well shall be disinfected. Disinfection shall be accomplished following the procedure outlined in the EPA Manual of Water Well Construction. In addition, disinfection of a well is required when one of the following conditions occurs:
(1) 
After installation of the permanent pumping equipment and before the well is put into service.
(2) 
Whenever work is done on the well, including the pumping equipment, discharge lines and electric cables.
(3) 
Upon receipt of laboratory report indicating the presence of bacteriological contamination.
G. 
Pitless Adapter. All wells in Plumstead Township shall be constructed with pitless adapters.
H. 
Pumping Tests.
(1) 
Class I Wells.
(a) 
A short-term pumping test is required for all Class I wells constructed in Plumstead Township. The pumping phase of the test shall last a minimum of four hours and will be followed by the recovery phase. Water level measurements during recovery will be implemented until the well has achieved 95% recovery.
(b) 
The pumping test shall be implemented in accordance with the following procedures:
1) 
Two-Part Pump Test for Evaluating the Water Supply Capabilities of Domestic Wells, New Jersey Geological Survey, Groundwater Report Series No. 1, by Jeffrey L. Hoffman and Robert Canace (1986).
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
2) 
Standards of professional hydrogeologic practice. In this case, a proposal outlining the procedure to be used during the pumping test shall be submitted to Plumstead Township for review and approval, and the test shall not be implemented until approval is issued.
3) 
The water level data collected during the pumping test and analysis thereof shall be included in a report of findings and submitted to Plumstead Township before an occupancy permit can be issued or final plans of subdivision can be approved.
4) 
Pumping tests for individual on-lot residential wells can be completed by the driller. For all other Class I wells, the pumping test must be completed and the report prepared by a professional geologist. Plumstead Township shall be notified 48 hours prior to the test so that a representative may be present during implementation.
(2) 
Class II Wells. Class II wells shall be subjected to a long-term pumping test in accordance with the requirements and procedures set forth in the Groundwater Ordinance. Within a subdivision of three or more lots proposing individual on-lot wells, a minimum of one well for each proposed 15 lots, or fraction thereof, shall be drilled and tested in accordance with the long-term pumping test requirements prior to final plan approval. All other lots shall have individual Class I wells drilled and tested prior to issuance of a building permit. Plumstead Township shall be provided a minimum of 72 hours' advance notice of the time and date for the implementation of the pumping test, and the test shall not commence until a representative of the Township is present.
(3) 
Class III Wells. A Class III well or wells shall be subjected to a long-term pumping test in accordance with the requirements and procedures set forth in the Groundwater Ordinance. Plumstead Township shall be provided a minimum of 72 hours' advance notice of the time and date for the implementation of the pumping test, and the test shall not commence until a representative of the Township is present.
I. 
Hydrofracturing. Whenever hydrofracturing of a well is proposed in order to increase its yield, the applicant shall ensure to the satisfaction of the Township Hydrogeologist that the nearby wells will not be adversely affected.
[Added by Ord. 2010-04, 6/15/2010]
[Ord. 2004-05, 9/7/2004, Art. IV]
1. 
The applicant seeking approval of a permit for a Class II or Class III well shall be required to enter into a Well Depletion Agreement with Plumstead Township.
2. 
The agreement applies to all existing wells within 1,000 feet of the subject premises that are depleted to such an extent that the supply is no longer adequate for its owner's needs. If it can be shown that such depletion is caused by the well(s) servicing the applicant's development or property, it is the applicant's responsibility to restore an adequate supply. At the sole discretion and direction of Plumstead Township, the applicant shall deepen the depleted well, drill a new well, or connect the affected property to a public water supply, so as to provide an adequate supply of potable water, as defined by PADEP, to the affected property owner. The initial determination will be made by the Township Hydrogeologist.
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
3. 
Any expense associated with providing the affected property owner with a potable water supply shall be borne by the applicant and approved by the Plumstead Township Hydrogeologist.
4. 
The applicant shall remain responsible for providing the affected property owner with a suitable water supply for a period of 10 years following the connection of the last dwelling to be constructed as part of the development or after peak usage is reached for a nonresidential development or after peak usage is reached for the intended use of the well.
5. 
Any dispute concerning the responsibility or cause of well depletion shall be determined by an arbitration panel consisting of a qualified professional geologist selected by the applicant, a qualified professional geologist selected by the Township and a qualified professional geologist selected by the unanimous agreement with the first two arbitrators. The arbitrators shall render a decision within 60 days from the selection of a third arbitrator, and the arbitrator shall assess the cost of the arbitration proceeding.
6. 
In lieu of the well depletion agreement, the Township, in its sole discretion, may allow a contribution to the Well Depletion Fund. The fee is assessed on a per-dwelling or equivalent dwelling unit (based on a flow of 400 gallons per equivalent dwelling unit) basis. The fee is established as the larger of the fee established in the Township Fee Schedule or the amount of escrow as established by the Township Hydrogeologist for a well depletion agreement. The Well Depletion Fund shall be used by the Township to replace wells or extend public water to existing dwellings at the Township’s sole discretion.
[Amended by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018; and by Ord. No. 2019-09, 8/27/2019]
7. 
In addition to the requirements set forth above in this section, the well depletion agreement shall include an indemnification provision whereby the applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Township from any and all claims, including claims by third parties, resulting from the applicant's well drilling, hydrofacturing, pump test and/or use of the permitted well, as well as requiring an escrow, in an amount to be determined by the Township hydrogeologist, to secure the applicant's responsibilities and obligations under this section.
[Added by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
8. 
The well depletion agreement shall be in the form and substance, and include the substantive provisions of the well depletion agreement attached hereto as Attachment C.[1]
[Added by Ord. 2018-04, 7/10/2018]
[1]
Editor's Note: Attachment C is included as an attachment to this chapter.
[Ord. 2004-05, 9/7/2004, Art. V]
1. 
Applicability. All wells no longer proposed for use shall be sealed upon abandonment. Sealing and abandonment shall comply with the requirements of PADEP "Water Well Abandonment Guidelines" or shall follow the procedure outlined below, whichever is more stringent.
2. 
Notification. The owner shall notify the Township, in writing, a minimum of three days prior to abandonment and sealing of any well.
3. 
Procedure. Abandonment of wells shall be accomplished in accordance with the following:
A. 
Any and all equipment present in the well shall be removed.
B. 
The well shall be paved for depth and the presence of any obstruction which could interfere with the sealing operation.
C. 
If possible, the causing shall be pulled from the well. Otherwise the casing shall be cut to approximately two feet below the surface of the ground.
D. 
The borehole shall be filled with cement grout or bentonite. The grout material shall be placed starting at the bottom of the well and moving slowly upward by such methods that will assure the integrity of the sealing material.
E. 
Accurate record of the sealing procedure shall be kept and a written report submitted to Plumstead Township. The report shall indicate the location of the well (longitude and latitude), depth of the well, ground elevation, static water level and amount of material used to seal the well.
4. 
Definition of Well Abandonment. For purposes of this Part, the phrase "abandonment of a well or well abandonment" shall be deemed to have occurred upon any one of the following conditions existing:
[Added by Ord. 2010-01, 2/16/2010, Art. I]
A. 
The owner or occupier of the property discontinues usage of the well for a period of two years.
B. 
The owner or occupier of the property improperly maintains the well so as to pose a threat to the public health and safety.
C. 
The well water is contaminated and unsafe for drinking as determined by the Township Hydrogeologist or the Bucks County Department of Health.
D. 
The well water is near or within a contaminated cone of influence as determined by the Township Hydrogeologist or the Bucks County Department of Health.
E. 
The owner of the property requests abandonment in writing to the Township.
5. 
Exemption. Wells maintained to provide monitoring services to comply with local, State or Federal requirements shall be exempted from the requirements of this Part as long as they are covered with a locked well cap and not used as a potable or nonpotable water source.
[Added by Ord. 2010-01, 2/16/2010, Art. I]
[Ord. 2004-05, 9/7/2004, Art. VI]
1. 
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a District Justice in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days.
2. 
Upon discovery of any violation of this Part, the Township may, at its option, forego any prosecution hereunder and may grant to the owner a period of 30 days to comply with the provision of this Part. Upon failure of the owner to effect such compliance, the Township may initiate prosecution as hereinabove set forth.
3. 
For the purpose of this Part, each day of a continuing violation shall be considered a new and additional violation of this Part.
4. 
The Township may, at its option, in addition to any other remedies available to it, institute an action in equity to enjoin, or any other appropriate action or proceeding, to restrain or prevent any violation of the provisions of this Part.