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City of Haverhill, MA
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill 8-1-1967 by Doc. 226 (Ch. 210 of the 1980 Code).[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sewers — See Ch. 208.
Wastewater treatment — See Ch. 249.
Editor's Note: The following global nomenclature revisions were made to this chapter 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76: the terms "sewage lift station" and "sewer lift station" were updated to read "wastewater lift station." Any other substantive revisions are noted in the text with separate histories.
The following rules, regulations and specifications shall be complied with for the erection and maintenance of wastewater lift stations.
The wastewater lift station shall be large enough to service a minimum of 50 families.
The City may, at its discretion, make an agreement with the developer for the installation of a larger capacity lift station for the purpose of serving a greater number of families (either existing or anticipated). The developer will contribute an amount equal to the original cost, and the remaining cost will be contributed by the City. In such a case, the City shall assume control and ownership of the lift station immediately. If the area to be served by this larger lift station is undeveloped, or partially developed at the time of such installation, the City may assess such area(s) at a rate not to exceed $500 per acre, such assessment to be due and payable upon approval of a subdivision plan for all or part of said area.
[Amended 4-27-1971 by Doc. 129]
The City may recommend changing the location of a wastewater lift station to service more families.
If the City recommends that a developer change the location of a privately owned wastewater lift station, the developer shall do so, provided that:
The cost is not in excess of what it would be if built on his own land.
The developer builds the station to specifications approved by the Superintendent/Engineer of the Wastewater Treatment Plant or that the developer advances to the City the cost of construction of wastewater lift station and forced main at the recommended location.
[Amended 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
The developer, if other than the City, shall post a bond to ensure the completion of the wastewater lift station.
Maintenance of a wastewater lift station shall be the responsibility of the developer when such station is located within a subdivision for a period not to exceed one year after the completion of the final house in the subdivision. If the City enters a wastewater lift station in a subdivision before completion of the final house in said subdivision, the maintenance costs shall then be apportioned between the developer and the City on a cost-per-house basis. The City shall accept full responsibility of a wastewater lift station when the number of families connecting to said wastewater lift station from existing homes outside of the subdivision exceeds the number within the subdivision or within five years after it enters a private wastewater lift station, whichever occurs first.
Maintenance of a wastewater lift station shall be the responsibility of the City when such station is constructed in an area selected by the Department of Public Works to service existing homes.
A developer may be partially reimbursed when another subdivision enters a wastewater lift station owned and constructed by him within his own subdivision. The reimbursement shall be proportionate to the number of dwelling units as defined in Chapter 255, Zoning, of the Code of the City of Haverhill and shall be required for a period not to exceed one year after the completion of the final house in said subdivision.
[Amended 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
When the City builds a wastewater lift station, it shall assess subdivisioners proportionately on a family use or dwelling unit basis. Existing houses will only be assessed sewer costs as provided in Chapter 208, Sewers. The City will, however, consider all existing dwellings using the wastewater lift station when it proportionately assesses a subdivision.
The developer of a subdivision wanting to connect to a wastewater lift station owned by the City must pay the City the total cost of all assessments for all dwelling units within his subdivision before he can be issued a permit to connect to the wastewater lift station.
When such wastewater lift station shall be constructed by a developer, at his expense, as provided for in this chapter, the developer then shall be reimbursed in a similar fashion by other developers.