[Ord. 2004-2, 6/7/2005]
The water system of Londonderry Township is provided in accordance with an intermunicipal agreement with the Boroughs of Royalton and Middletown, provisions of which shall be in effect for users of the Londonderry Township water system.
No connections shall be made to the water system of the Township unless and until the property owner or appropriate representative has made application for a connection permit in the manner hereinafter provided and until such permit has been duly issued.
The application for connection to the Township Water System shall be submitted on an official form prepared for this purpose, and must be completely filled out. Forms may be secured from the Secretary-Treasurer of the Township. See Appendix No. 13.
Editor's Note: A copy of the form is included at the end of this chapter.
The application referred to in § 201(2) shall be accompanied by the proper connection fee as established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, and the Township shall not be obligated to accept an application unless the proper fee is tendered with it.
Upon receipt of a properly executed application to connect, accompanied by the proper connection fee, the Township shall issue a water system connection permit to the property owner or appropriate representatives for connection with said water main.
[Ord. 2004-2, 6/7/2005]
No connection shall be made to the water system of the Township unless the manner in which the connection is made and the materials and workmanship employed in effecting such connection shall comply with the requirements of the plumbing code adopted by the Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors, if applicable, and with the rules and regulations of the Township then in effect. It shall also be necessary for all connections to comply with any special requirements imposed under § 202(8) hereof,
No person, firm or corporation shall be permitted at any time to make a connection to the Township water system or to work upon or repair or replace any part of the Township water system unless such person, firm or corporation shall be licensed to do plumbing work by the Board of Supervisors of Londonderry Township, if applicable.
Any connection made to the water system of the Township by persons, firms or corporations not licensed, as may be required, may be disconnected from the water system. The Township specifically reserves the right to refuse to render water service unless and until a proper connection is made by a duly qualified person, firm or corporation. In the event it shall be necessary for the Township to disconnect a property from the water system under this Section, the cost of such work required to be done by the Township may be charged against the property owner and/or the person, firm or corporation making such improper connection.
No person, firm or corporation who has obtained a permit and made a connection to the Township water system shall connect or cause or permit to be connected to the service line for which a permit has been issued, another service line for the service of other property or properties. (It is the intention of this Section to require a separate and distinct permit and water connection for each individual building or house whether constructed as a single-detached unit or as one of a pair or row of houses or buildings; provided, however, a single connection may be permitted to serve a school, factory, apartment house or other permanent multiple-unit structure where the entire property served through a single connection could not, under prevailing circumstances, be split into two or more separate and sole ownerships).
All connections to the water system of the Township shall comply with the requirements of the plumbing code of Londonderry Township in force at the time such connection is made, and regardless of the requirements of the plumbing code, all service lines and connections shall be constructed of the following materials and/or their equal in quality as determined by the Township Engineer: Type K copper tubing with flair fittings. All service lines to property or properties shall be minimum 3/4 inch.
The maintenance, repair and replacement of the water service line leading from the property to the curb box and to the water main of the Township shall be the responsibility of the person, firm or corporation owning the property.
No connection shall be made to the water system nor shall the trench be covered or backfilled unless and until the service line and connection have been inspected and approved by one of the following: the Township Engineer, the designated Maintenance Superintendent for the Township, or the Plumbing Inspector of Londonderry Township.
Whenever, in the opinion of the Township Engineer or other duly authorized representative of the Township, special conditions require additional safeguards or more stringent specifications to be observed, then, and in that event notwithstanding any other provisions of these regulations or requirements of the Township Plumbing Code, the Township specifically reserves the right to refuse to permit a connection to be made to its water system until such requirements or specifications as may be stipulated by the Township or its Engineer have been satisfied.