The owner of any house, building, or property used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purposes, situated within any area under the jurisdiction of the Carroll County Public Service Authority and abutting on any street, alley, or right-of-way in which there is hereafter constructed or acquired a publicly owned waterline or sanitary sewer, is hereafter required, at his expense, to install suitable toilet facilities therein and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public waterline or sanitary sewer in accordance with the provisions of this article, within 90 days after the date of official notice to do so, and thereafter shall cease to use any other polluting waters, provided that the public waterline is within a distance of not more than 200 feet from the house, building, or property to be served and that the sanitary sewer is within a distance of not more than 150 feet from the house, building, or property to be served.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, those persons having a private water, septic, or domestic sewage system meeting applicable standards by the State Department of Health shall not be required under this article to discontinue the use of such system. However, such persons may be required to pay a monthly nonuser service charge, which charge shall not be more than that proportion of the minimum monthly user charge, imposed by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors or the Carroll County Public Service Authority, as debt service bears of the total operating and debt service costs. All fees charged will be in accordance with the rules and regulations as adopted from time to time by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors or the Carroll County Public Service Authority.
Those persons having a private water, septic, or domestic sewage system that are subject to the nonuser service charge shall not expand or replace such private system once that system ceases to function or ceases to serve its purpose. At such time, the owner of such private water, septic, or domestic sewage system shall be required to connect to the publicly owned water or sanitary sewer line, provided that such house, building, or property is within the proximity set out in § 190-11. For the purpose of this section, "ceasing to function" and "ceasing to serve its purpose" shall mean that the private system is no longer in operation or no longer meets the applicable standards set by the State Department of Health and that complete replacement, addition, or expansion is required to repair the system to function properly or to meet the applicable State Department of Health standards.
The requirements hereby imposed shall not be applicable to existing water or sanitary sewer systems already in service, except as such authority has been specifically granted, but shall be applicable to all water and sewer systems hereafter constructed, acquired or placed in service by the Carroll County Public Service Authority.
Collection of applicable fees and charges under this article will follow existing rules and procedures of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors or the Carroll County Public Service Authority.