Municipality of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Municipality of Kingston 4-1-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Ch. 100 but was renumbered to maintain the organization of the Code.
This chapter shall be known as the "Groundwater Non-Use Ordinance."
The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit the use of groundwater for potable and agricultural use within the Municipality of Kingston.
The installation and use of supply wells for potable and agricultural use within the Municipality of Kingston are prohibited.
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Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $1,000 or, in default of payment of such fine, then to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
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Each day's continuance of a violation of this chapter may constitute a separate offense.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this chapter are hereby repealed insofar as they affect this chapter.
If any provision, sentence, clause, section or part of this chapter is, for any reason whatsoever, determined to be invalid, illegal or unconstitutional, such determination shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions or parts of this chapter.
The right to amend this chapter or any portion thereof from time to time, as is deemed advisable for the effective administration of this chapter, is reserved.
Should the Municipality of Kingston change, amend, repeal or eliminate this chapter, the Municipality will immediately notify the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.