[Ord. 2004-2, 6/7/2005]
No person, firm or corporation shall introduce or allow to be introduced, any contaminants to the Township water supply through a service connection of such public water system. Introduction of any source to a service line shall be deemed a potential contaminant.
It shall be the responsibility of the customer to eliminate cross connections or provide backflow prevention devices to prevent contamination of the distribution system from both back siphonage and back pressure. Individual backflow preventers shall be acceptable to the Township.
If the customer fails to comply with § 231(1) above upon notification to do so, the Township shall discontinue service after five days' notice has been made to the customer.
[Ord. 2004-2, 6/7/2005]
Whenever any person, firm or corporation desires the extension of the facilities of the Township water system to service new areas not heretofore connected to said water system, such person, firm or corporation may at any regular meeting of the Township present a petition to the Township requesting said extension, which petition must be signed by the owners of not less than 51% in footage fronting on the proposed extension, and said petition shall set forth the total number of potential customers then located along the proposed extension, setting forth whether said customers are residential, commercial or industrial, and the increase of customers, if any, which may be immediately anticipated. Upon receipt of such petition, the Township may undertake the extension its facilities, if and only if, such extension is economically feasible in the opinion of the consulting engineer for the Township. Should the Township, upon receipt of such petition and consideration thereof, and in the exercise of its discretion, determine that such extension shall not be made, notice of such determination shall be given to the person or persons submitting the petition.
[Ord. 2004-2, 6/7/2005]
Wherever extensions or additions to the water system are desired and are not made under § 232 of this Part, the same may be made as follows:
Extensions Made by the Township. Upon application of any person, firm or corporation, and where possible, the Township will extend its line to service whatever areas may be required for the accommodation of such applicant, provided that the applicant shall pay the total cost to the Township of such extension or extensions, including the cost of design of the extension by the Township Engineer, if applicable; the cost of all permits which may be required; and the cost of inspection during construction itself. Upon application, the applicant shall deposit an amount to be established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, into an escrow account with the Township to cover the initial engineering cost. The total cost of the extensions or additions as estimated by the consulting engineer for the Township shall then be deposited with the Township in a special account and held by the Township only for the purpose of paying the costs involved in the contemplated extension. Upon completion of the extension or addition under this subsection (A), the costs of said extension shall be adjusted, and upon adjustment, any excess remaining in the special fund shall be returned to the applicant, and to the extent, if any, that the total cost shall have exceeded the estimate, the applicant shall make up the deficiency. No water service will be rendered by the Township through such an extension or addition until the total cost thereof has been paid.
Extension Not Designed and Installed by the Township.
Plans and specifications for extensions and additions to the water system may be prepared by qualified persons other than the consulting engineer for the Township, provided that the plans and specifications so prepared shall be submitted for approval of the consulting engineer for the Township, and provided further that no construction shall be undertaken until such plans and specifications are approved by the Township and until a permit is issued by the Bureau of Water Quality Management, if applicable, for the proposed extension. Upon application, the applicant shall deposit an amount as shall be established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, into an escrow account with the Township to cover the initial engineering cost. The reasonable cost of reviewing and approving the plans and specifications imposed upon the Township by its consulting engineer shall be paid by the applicant in its entirety before final approval of plans and specifications is given.
Extensions to the Township's water system may then be constructed by any applicant or his contractor in accordance with plans and specifications approved as hereinbefore required; provided, however, that such construction shall be done under the supervision of the consulting engineer for the Township or such other person as the Township may designate. Such supervision shall consist of regular inspections during construction, the cost of which shall be paid by the applicant. After approval of plans and specifications and before construction has commenced, the applicant shall post a bond, a letter of credit, or cash in escrow with Township to insure the payment to the Township of all obligations due it under this resolution, including the cost of reviewing and approving plans (if that cost has not already been paid), the cost of inspection and the cost of replacing or repairing any part of the system which has not been constructed in a manner satisfactory to the Township. Upon completion of construction any excess money remaining from the deposit shall be returned to the applicant and to the extent, if any, that the costs involved shall have exceeded the amount deposited, the applicant shall immediately pay to the Township the amount of the deficiency. Whenever water lines are installed by persons, firms or corporations other than the Township, the installation and materials shall be made and furnished to the satisfaction of the Township and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Township.
Upon completion of the construction and prior to the connection of the extension to the distribution system of the Township, the Township shall certify the satisfactory completion thereof. In the event that the person, firm or corporation installing a water line extension fails to comply with the requirements of the Township, the Township shall give notice, in writing, of such noncompliance and in the event that the person, firm or corporation so installing the extension shall fail to replace or repair the installation with respect to which notice of noncompliance has been received, the Township may take whatever measures are necessary to conform the installation to the requirements of the Township and charge the costs thereof against the bond or cash deposit made by the applicant.
As a condition to the approval of plans and specifications for extensions to the Township water system, to be built by builders, developers or their agencies, and prior to the commencement of construction of said extensions, the owner of the property through which the extension is to be made shall execute an agreement with the Township under which the owner agrees upon the completion of the extension to offer to the Township a deed of dedication to the installed water system, which deed shall convey all right, title and interest in the water lines to the Township free and clear of all encumbrances and charges. The agreement to be signed in this connection shall specifically provide that in the event a deed of dedication is not offered to the Township, the Township shall be entitled to specific performance of the agreement and the cost of enforcing the agreement, including reasonable attorney's fees, shall be paid by the defaulting party and shall be made a part of the Order of Court granting specific performance.
Applicants under both subsections (A) and (B) of this Section shall in all cases pay the cost of securing a permit, if required, from the Bureau of Water Quality Management of the Department of Environmental Resources of Pennsylvania, including the cost of preparing the necessary reports rendered on any additions or extensions.