Township of Plumstead, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 2010-01, 2/16/2010, Art. II]
This Part shall be known as the "Cross Keys Water Service District Ordinance."
[Ord. 2010-01, 2/16/2010, Art. II]
The purpose of this Part is to ensure safe potable drinking water for the citizens, residents and business, including business invitees, located within the Cross Keys Area. Plumstead Township, in conjunction with neighboring Buckingham Township and Doylestown Township and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ("PaDEP"), seeks to mitigate groundwater contamination in the Cross Keys Area. PaDEP has identified existing groundwater contamination in the Cross Keys Area involving contaminates Tetrachloroethene ("TEC") 1,1-Dichloroethene ("1,1-DCE") and 1,4-Dioxane; contaminates which can enter the human body via absorption, ingestion and inhalation. Doylestown Township has agreed to serve as the lead agency in a joint effort with PaDEP, Buckingham Township and Plumstead Township to construct a public water system in the Cross Keys Area to facilitate the supply of safe potable water to certain landowners, their guests and invitees. Plumstead Township, in support of this mitigation project and to protect the public health and safety of its citizens and visitors, hereby adopts this Part pursuant to 53 P.S. § 67603 (Connection to Water System) of the Second Class Township Code, as amended.
[Ord. 2010-01, 2/16/2010, Art. II]
Property owners located in the Cross Keys Water Service District, as defined below, shall connect with and use the public water system of the Doylestown Township Municipal Authority.
[Ord. 2010-01, 2/16/2010, Art. II]
The Cross Keys Water Service District shall include an area of the Township having been identified as having contaminated groundwater. The Cross Keys Water Service District shall be in the area shown and bounded as set forth in the map attached hereto and made a part hereof as Appendix "A."[1] Doylestown Township Municipal Authority shall not extend its supply of public water in Plumstead Township beyond the Cross Keys Water Service District as shown on Appendix "A."
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix "A" is attached to Ord. No. 2010-01 and on file in the office of the Township Secretary.
[Ord. 2010-01, 2/16/2010, Art. II]
Within the Cross Keys Water Service District, Doylestown Township Municipal Authority shall be the sole and exclusive provider of public water.
[Ord. 2010-01, 2/16/2010, Art. II]
If any landowner required to connect with and use the water system fails to do so within 90 days after notice to do so has been served by the Board of Supervisors or the Doylestown Township Municipal Authority, the Board of Supervisors or the Doylestown Township Municipal Authority may enter the property and construct the water connection. If Plumstead Township or Doylestown Township Municipal Authority constructs the water connection, the landowner shall immediately reimburse Plumstead Township or Doylestown Township Municipal Authority the costs incurred in constructing the connection. Should the landowner fail or refuse to pay the costs to construct the water connection, Plumstead Township and Doylestown Township Municipal Authority shall enforce the claim as a municipal claim pursuant to 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq.
[Ord. 2010-01, 2/16/2010, Art. II]
Any landowner who shall violate a mandatory water connection pursuant to this Part shall be subject to judgment in an amount not to exceed $1,000. Each day the Part is violated shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.