[Adopted 5-1-2018 by Ord. No. 389]
Property owners whose properties are located in the Furlong Water Service District, as hereinafter defined, shall be required to connect to the public water system, which is to be constructed in the Furlong Water Service District, as hereinafter defined, and shall be required to connect to the public water system, which is to be constructed by the Doylestown Township Municipal Authority, within 90 days of written notice to do so. The obligation of the owners of residential properties to connect to the public water system shall be conditioned upon the costs of the infrastructure and the costs to bring public water to the house being borne by the Department of Environmental Protection or others.
The Furlong Water Service District shall include that portion of Doylestown Township encompassing the map attached hereto as Exhibit "A" and the parcel numbers attached hereto as Exhibit "B."
Editor's Note: Said exhibits are on file in the Township's offices.
Any property owner required to connect to the public water system, who fails to do so within 90 days after written notice to do so, who has been served with notice by either Doylestown Township or the Doylestown Township Municipal Authority, said Township and/or Authority may thereupon enter upon the property of the property owner, construct the necessary facilities to connect to public water, and, upon completion of that project, assess the full cost and expense of said construction to the property owner. The Township and/or the Authority is further authorized to lien the real property of the property owner upon completion of the construction of the connection to public water.
Any property owner who shall fail to comply with the requirement to connect to public water, as set forth herein, shall be subject to the imposition of a penalty and/or fine in an amount not to exceed $1,000, which said penalty and/or fine shall be set by the District Judge. Each day that the order to connect is violated or that the property owner fails to comply with same shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.
To the extent the provisions of this article are inconsistent with the provisions of any prior ordinance adopted by Doylestown Township, as set forth in the Code of Ordinances of Doylestown Township, said prior ordinances and the Code of ordinances of Doylestown Township are hereby repealed to the extent of the inconsistency. The provisions of this article, however, shall not modify and/or amend any prior Ordinances of the Township of Doylestown related to the mandatory connection to public water, except as said ordinances may relate to the Furlong Water Service District, as identified herein.
The provisions of this article are declared to be severable. If any provision of this article is declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such determination shall have to effect upon the remaining provisions of this article or the provisions of the Code of Ordinances of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, not so declared.