Borough of Baldwin, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted 3-16-1959 by Ord. No. 170; amended in its entirety 1-21-1963 by Ord. No. 240]
The schedule of charges for sewer service set forth in § 134-3 is adopted as the basic rate schedule of charges to be imposed, billed and collected from the owner of or user of water in each property served by the sewer system leased by the Borough from the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Baldwin, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
The sewer rentals and penalties hereby imposed shall be a lien on the property served, and all delinquent bills therefor shall be entered as a lien against such property, and such lien shall be filed in the office of the Prothonotary of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and collected in the manner provided by law for the filing and collection of municipal liens.
A. 
The Borough of Baldwin does hereby impose upon users of the sewer system of the Borough of Baldwin the following basic rates and charges:
[Last amended 12-22-2009 by Ord. No. 825]
(1) 
Basic rate per unit per month: $3 per unit.
(2) 
Per 500 gallons, or fraction thereof, of water used per month: $3.22.
(3) 
Per 1,000 gallons: $11.52.
[Amended 12-29-2010 by Ord. No. 832; 12-20-2011 by Ord. No. 843[1]; 12-15-2015 by Ord. No. 866; 12-20-2016 by Ord. No. 876[2]; 12-19-2017 by Ord. No. 887[3]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided for an effective date of 1-1-2012.
[2]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance provided for an effective date of 1-1-2017.
[3]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance provided for an effective date of 1-1-2018.
(4) 
Monthly surcharge: $6.75.
[Amended 12-29-2010 by Ord. No. 832; 12-20-2011 by Ord. No. 843[4]; 12-15-2015 by Ord. No. 866; 12-20-2016 by Ord. No. 876[5]; 12-19-2017 by Ord. No. 887[6]]
[4]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided for an effective date of 1-1-2012.
[5]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance provided for an effective date of 1-1-2017.
[6]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance provided for an effective date of 1-1-2018.
B. 
The charges in Subsection A are subject to the following terms and conditions:
(1) 
For the purpose of determining charges to be imposed, billed and collected pursuant to the above race schedule, the term "unit" as employed in this article is defined to mean a single-family dwelling or each separate apartment or dwelling unit in a multiple-family or apartment or double house or each store, restaurant, office, shop or similar commercial establishment, irrespective of whether the same is individually located or constitutes a part of a larger shopping center building or kindred structure.
(2) 
(Reserved)[7]
[7]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(2), establishing charges for garbage grinder/disposal units, as amended, was repealed 2-28-2006 by Ord. No. 803.
(3) 
Consumers with private springs, private wells or other unmetered water sources will pay a flat rate annual charge of $50 or install a meter at their own expense.
(4) 
Any charges imposed by the Pleasant Hills Authority or the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority for the nature or characteristic of the sewage, for example, the BOD demand, the suspended solids or similar commercial or industrial wastes, etc., will be assessed, at a rate in conformity with said charge, to the Baldwin consumers contributing such sewage.
(5) 
Metered water which is not discharged to the sanitary sewerage system may be distinguished from metered water that is discharged to the sanitary sewerage system by the installation of an additional meter or meters at the consumer's expense. Such nonsanitary wastewater will not be subject to the above rate schedule when so metered. No meter shall be installed or used for such purpose without the prior approval of the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Baldwin.
(6) 
That sewage bills shall be issued each month. All sewer usage charges billed shall be payable on or before the due date as stated on the bill. After such due date, the bill shall be deemed delinquent and a penalty of 10% shall be added to the sewer usage charges for that given monthly usage period. Interest, at the rate of 10% per annum, shall accrue on the day after the due date and shall be computed on both the amount of the sewer usage charges bill added to the amount of the penalty. All unpaid sewer fees, charges and/or assessments, together with penalty, interest, costs, fines, expenses and fees, including reasonable attorney fees, shall become a lien on the realty charged with the payment thereof and shall remain a lien until fully paid and satisfied.
[Amended 1-18-1971 by Ord. No. 401; 12-16-1991 by Ord. No. 630; 2-28-2006 by Ord. No. 803; 4-19-2016 by Ord. No. 868; 5-17-2016 by Ord. No. 871]
(7) 
Where there exists no public sanitary sewer to provide service to the basement area of a unit and the Borough Engineer has certified to the Borough that flow by gravity from the basement area to the existing sanitary sewer main servicing those floors above the basement area is for all practical purposes not feasible, then there shall be granted said consumer or user a thirty-three-and-one-third-percent reduction in the total amount of the sewage service charge as computed under the basic rate schedule.