Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HABITABLE STRUCTURES
- Includes any building or edifice used for habitation, employment, amusement and any other facilities requiring a potable water supply for sanitary or culinary purposes.
All habitable structures having access to sewers of the Town of Weymouth shall connect to such sewer, by a sufficient drain, before any use or occupancy is made thereof.
All habitable structures abutting a public or private way and having access to sewers of the Town of Weymouth shall connect to such sewer by a sufficient drain at the time of completion of construction of the common sewer line in the way or within the following designated areas and time limits, whichever is later:
Great Pond drainage area: one year from the date of notification of being in violation of this section;
Whitman's Pond drainage area (including Mill River and Old Swamp River drainage areas): one year from the date of notification of being in violation of this section;
All other areas: two years from the date of notification of being in violation of this section.
Applicability to sales of habitable structures. Owners of habitable structures required to connect to the common sewer line pursuant to this section shall, prior to the transfer or conveyance thereof, comply with the provisions of this section.
Habitable structures which by reason of grade, elevation or other just cause, which cannot be drained into the sewer system of the Town of Weymouth, as determined by the Director of Public Works, shall be exempted from the provisions of this section until such impediment is alleviated.
Habitable structures connected to a septic system constructed in accordance with the requirements of Title 5 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Environmental Code, and to any applicable provisions of the rules and regulations of the Weymouth Health Department, as determined by the Director of Public Health, shall be exempted from the provisions of this section.
Violations and penalties. The penalties for violations of this section shall be as follows:
Any person found to be in violation of this section shall be served by the Director of Public Health with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in this section shall be fined in the amount of $25 for each violation. Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense once initial notice of violation has been given.
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be liable to the Town of Weymouth for any loss, expense or damage caused by such violation.
Additional remedies. The provisions of this section may be enforced by civil action without limiting the prosecution of any violations hereof.
Enforcement of other regulations. Nothing herein shall prevent or interfere with the enforcement of any other proceeding, rule, regulation, order or law concerning sewer connections.