[Adopted 4-13-1953 by Ord. No. 251 (Ch. 70, Art. III, Part 5, of the 1971 Code)]
This article is enacted pursuant to the provisions of that portion of Section 1 of Ordinance No. 239 of said Borough, which provides that the Borough shall have the authority to promulgate from time to time rules and regulations interpreting said ordinance and applying it to specific situations including, without being limited to, cases where uncontaminated water is used solely for cooling purposes.
Owners and occupiers of property, or either of them, are hereby authorized to drain uncontaminated water used solely for cooling purposes through separate underground pipes to storm sewers, provided that the installation of such pipes and fittings shall be open to inspection by the Superintendent of the Borough of Columbia and all employees of the Borough authorized to make such inspections by the Superintendent, the Mayor or the Borough Council, and provided that the cost of all such changes shall be paid by the owners and occupiers of such premises.
Whenever the changes necessary to drain uncontaminated water used solely for cooling purposes through separate underground pipes to storm sewers shall have been completed in accordance with the provisions of this article, the owners of such premises shall be permitted to exclude the water used for such purposes in computing the sewer rental imposed under Ordinance No. 239 of the Borough of Columbia; provided that separate water meters shall have been installed to determine the amount of water used solely for cooling purposes and so drained into storm sewers and the amount of water used for all other purposes on such premises; provided further that all the meters, pipes, fittings and appliances installed or operated in such buildings in connection with drainage and the use of water in any manner whatsoever shall be open for inspection by the Sewer Manager of the Borough of Columbia and all employees of the Borough of Columbia authorized to make such inspection by the Sewer Manager, the Mayor or the Borough Council.
All changes necessary to obtain the benefits of this article shall be made without any expense of any kind whatsoever to the Borough of Columbia.
Inspections under the provisions of this article shall be made at all reasonable times, including, but not limited to, usual business hours, provided that no inspections shall be made on any Sunday or legal holidays.