The Department shall be diligent and exercise all reasonable care to provide a continuous supply of potable water. However, in the event of breakage, mechanical failure, power failure, accident or shutting off for extension or repair or whenever, in the judgment of the Department, an emergency exists, the Department may, with or without notice, discontinue the supply for as long as it may deem necessary to make repairs or correct the difficulty. The Township shall not be liable to any consumer for any damage or loss resulting from such temporary cessation of service.
If, in the opinion of the Mayor of the Township of Mount Olive, restrictions should be placed upon the use of water for the watering of lawns, filling of swimming pools and other external usage or for the purposes of water conservation during periods of drought and/or low rainfall, the Mayor is hereby authorized to adopt rules and regulations governing the time, place and amount of said usage which can occur, in order to conserve the water reserves of the Township of Mount Olive.
Said rules and regulations, when adopted, shall be published once in the legal newspaper of the Township of Mount Olive and shall be posted in at least three public places at least three days prior to the effective date of said rules and regulations.
Editor's Note: Original § 74-26.1C of the 1973 Code, which dealt with violations and penalties and which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-25-1990 by Ord. No. 40-90.
The provisions of this Part 1 are applicable to the public water system of the Township of Mount Olive and private systems obtaining their water supply from within Mount Olive Township and all individual users thereof, as well as to all other water systems in the Township which have been constructed pursuant to an approved major subdivision as a public improvement, which water systems have been completed and are serving three or more residences within any such major subdivision, notwithstanding the fact that the Township has not yet formally accepted said water systems. The exercise of any of these regulations upon any water system which has not yet been formally accepted by Mount Olive Township shall not be deemed to represent, directly or indirectly, the approval, acceptance or intention to accept any such water system.
Before any tank or swimming pool having a capacity in excess of 2,500 gallons is filled or refilled with water drawn from the system, a permit for such filling or refilling of such tank or swimming pool shall first be obtained from the Department. The Department shall consider the demands on the system and may, if necessary, limit the time of day, the rate of flow and the number of hours when such withdrawals will be permitted. The Township shall not be liable to any consumer for any damage or loss resulting from the denial or limitation of service hereunder.
[Added 11-29-1988 by Ord. No. 43-88; amended 4-10-1990 by Ord. No. 16-90; 1-8-1991 by Ord. No. 50-90]
Tanks or swimming pools filled or refilled with water drawn from the system from a nonmeter source shall be charged $2.88 per every 1,000 gallons of capacity, with a minimum of $72. The Township shall not be liable to any consumer for any damage or loss resulting from the denial or limitation of service hereunder.