Borough of Renovo, PA
Clinton County
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[Ord. 783, 7/8/2015]
AUTHORITY
The Renovo Borough Water Authority, a duly organized Pennsylvania municipal authority.
BOROUGH
This Borough acting by and through its council, or, in appropriate cases, by and through its authorized representatives, including but not necessarily limited to the Renovo Borough Water Authority.
IMPROVED PROPERTY
Any property located within this Borough upon which. is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human being or animals.
OWNER
Any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of any improved property.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, company, association, society, corporation or other group or entity.
SERVICE CONNECTION
The service pipe beginning at its connection with the street water main and ending with and including the curb stop and curb box, generally just inside the curb line.
[Ord. 783, 7/8/2015]
1. 
The owner of any improved property within Renovo Borough and within 150 feet of the water system owned by the Renovo Borough Water Authority shall connect such improved property with and shall use such water system in such manner as the Borough or the Authority may require, within 60 days after notice to such owner from the Borough or Authority to make such connections; subject to such limitations and restrictions as shall be established herein or otherwise shall be established by the Borough or the Authority.
2. 
The notice by the Borough or Authority to make connection to the public water system shall consist of a copy of this part, including any amendments and/or supplements at the time in effect, or a summary of each section thereof, together with a copy of the Authority's Rules and Regulations in effect at such time and as amended and a written or printed document requiring the connection in accordance with the provisions of this part and specifying that such connections shall be made within 60 days after the date such notice is given or served. Such notice may be given or served at any time after a water main is in place which can deliver water to the particular improved property. Such notice shall be given or served upon the owner in accordance with law.
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1. 
No person shall uncover, connect with, make any opening into, use, alter or disturb, in any manner, any water main or part of the water system within first obtaining a permit, in writing, from the Authority.
2. 
Application for permit required under Subsection 1 of this Section shall be made by the owner of the improved property served or to be served with notice as provided in Section 2 above, or by the duly authorized agent of such owner, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Authority.
3. 
No person shall make or cause to be made a connection of any Improved Property to a water main until such person fulfills the following conditions:
A. 
Notify the Authority of the desire and intention to connection such improved property to the main;
B. 
Apply for and obtain a permit as required by Subsection 1 of this section;
C. 
Give the Authority at least 24 hours' notice before such connection will be made in order that the Authority may supervise and inspect or cause to supervised and inspected the work of connection and necessary testing; and
D. 
If applicable, furnish satisfactory evidence to the Authority that any tapping or connection fee which may be charged and imposed by the Authority against the owner of the improved property who connects such improved property to the water main has been paid.
4. 
Except as otherwise provided in this Subsection 4, each improved property shall be connected separately and independently with a water main through a service line. Grouping of one or more improved properties on one service line shall not be permitted, except under special circumstances and for good cause shown, but then only after special permission of the Authority, in writing, shall have been secured and only subject to such rules and regulations and conditions as need be prescribed by the Authority.
5. 
All costs and expenses of construction of a service line and all costs and expenses of connection of a service connection to a water main shall be borne by the owner of the improved property to be connected, and such owner shall indemnify and save harmless the Borough and the Authority from all loss or damage that may be occasioned, directly or indirectly, as a result of construction of a service line or of connection of a service line to a water main.
6. 
A service line shall be connected to a water main at a place designated by the Authority and where, if applicable, a lateral is provided.
7. 
If the owner of any improved property located within the Borough and abutting upon the water system shall fail to connect such improved property in accordance with the time limitation and notice provisions set forth above, the Borough or Authority may construct such connection and collect from such owner the costs and expenses thereof in any manner permitted by law.
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All service connections required by this part shall be performed in accordance with rules and regulations established by the Borough or the Authority and amended from time to time. The Borough and Authority reserve the right to adopt, from time to time, additional rules and regulations, as deemed necessary and proper relating to connections with the sewer main and with the water system, which additional rules and regulations, to the extent appropriate, shall be and shall be construed as part of this part.
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Any person who shall violate this part shall be liable, upon summary conviction for a first offense and upon summary conviction for each subsequent offense, to a fine of not greater than $600, together with the costs of prosecution in each case. Each day that a violation shall continue shall be deemed and shall be taken to be a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.
2. 
Fines and costs unposed under the provisions of this part shall be enforceable and recoverable in the manner at the time provided by applicable law.
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It is declared that the enactment of this part is necessary for the protection, benefit and preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this Borough.