Township of North Codorus, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of North Codorus 9-20-1989 by Ord. No. 111-9-89. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Floodplain management — See Ch. 102.
Sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 146.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 158.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 165.
The Supervisors of the Township of North Codorus shall and are hereby empowered to enter into an agreement with the York Water Company, providing for the installation of public water mains and public water service by the North Codorus Township Water District No. 1 of North Codorus Township for the purpose of providing for the health, safety and welfare of residents and users within the area of said water district, pursuant to 1933, May 1, P.L. 103; Art. XVI, 1947, July 10, P.L. 1481, Section 40; 1965, May 7, P.L. 51, Section 1.
[Amended 10-17-1990 by Ord. No. 116-10-90; amended 12-19-1995 by Ord. No. 135-12-95]
North Codorus Township Water District No. 1, originally created by Township ordinance dated September 20, 1989, and set forth at § 181-2 of the Code of the Township of North Codorus, as subsequently amended and extended, is hereby amended and reestablished. From and after the effective date of this section, the North Codorus Township Water District No. 1 shall be and include all of the land situate in North Codorus Township to the east of the westernmost line currently approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission as the service area for the York Water Company, which line and which Water District is shown on the drawing attached hereto as Exhibit A and made a part hereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the Township offices.
A. 
All persons owning any building now erected within the North Codorus Township Water District No. 1 and Extension No. 2959, occupied or intended for human habitation and accessible to the public water system, and all persons hereafter erecting any new building within said districts intended for human habitation and accessible to the public water system shall, at their own expense, make connection of such buildings to the public water system. A building shall be deemed accessible to the public water system when the building occupied or intended for human habitation is located or to be located is within 150 feet of any public street or easement in which is laid a public water main.
[Amended 10-17-1990 by Ord. No. 116-10-90; 12-30-1991 by Ord. No. 119-12-91]
B. 
Where a building required to be connected to the public water system pursuant to Subsection A of this section is accessible to an existing water main or at any time hereafter becomes accessible to a newly constructed water main, such connection shall be made within six months following receipt of notice from the Township to make such connection.
C. 
Where there is an existing public water main on or within 1,000 feet of a major subdivision as defined in the North Codorus Township Subdivision Ordinance,[1] a complete water main system must be installed and connected to the existing public water supply system.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 165, Subdivision and Land Development.
D. 
All connections to the public water system shall be made in accordance with the applicable Township ordinances then in effect and the rules and regulations thereunder and in accordance with the rules, regulations and specifications from time to time in effect and specified in the York Water Company's tariffs and operating policies.
E. 
The obligation established by this § 181-3 to connect to the public water system shall apply to any building located upon or which hereafter is located upon any land situate within North Codorus Township Water District No. 1 as established, defined and identified at the time such obligation arises. This obligation to connect to the public water system shall not apply where the building becomes accessible to a newly constructed water main where both of the following apply to such newly constructed water main: 1) the construction of such newly constructed water main is not in any manner or to any extent paid for or financed by North Codorus Township; and 2) the installation of the newly constructed water main is not required by or is not installed to meet the requirements of the North Codorus Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance[2] or any other ordinance or regulation of the Township of North Codorus, now in force or hereafter enacted or amended, or is not installed to utilize or obtain more favorable dimensional or other regulation under any such ordinance or regulation. However, if any such building is connected to any such water main, basic service charges shall be paid for the same at the then applicable rates.
[Added 12-19-1995 by Ord. No. 135-12-95; amended 10-17-2006 by Ord. No. 198-10-2006]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 165, Subdivision and Land Development.
F. 
For purposes of this chapter, the term "building" shall be defined and interpreted as follows:
[Added 4-5-2005 by Ord. No. 188-04-2005[3]]
(1) 
For residential structures, buildings shall be classified the same and have the same definition as dwellings or dwelling unit types as defined in the North Codorus Township Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 195, § 195-5, of this Code.
(2) 
All single-family detached, single-family semidetached, and two-family attached dwelling units shall be considered residential and shall have a connection to the public water system for each dwelling unit, as defined in the North Codorus Township Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 195, § 195-5, of this Code.
(3) 
All dwelling unit types not identified in Subsection F(2) shall be considered for purposes of this chapter as commercial units.
[Amended 10-17-2006 by Ord. No. 198-10-2006]
[3]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection F as Subsection G.
G. 
Due to the need of some residents for an adequate and safe source of water, the Township and the York Water Company have entered into a contract for a water main extension to be constructed in and along the entire length of North Rohrbaugh Road located in the Township. Notwithstanding any provision of this section, all persons owning any existing building occupied or intended for human habitation which is located within 150 feet of North Rohrbaugh Road shall connect such buildings to the public water system within 60 days following certification of completion from the York Water Company that the said water main extension has been installed and ready for use in and along North Rohrbaugh.
[Added 11-20-2001 by Ord. No. 169-11-01; amended 10-17-2006 by Ord. No. 198-10-2006]
[Amended 10-17-1990 by Ord. No. 116-10-90; 12-19-1995 by Ord. No. 135-12-95; 11-20-2001 by Ord. No. 169-11-01; 4-5-2005 by Ord. No. 188-04-2005; 10-17-2006 by Ord. No. 198-10-2006]
All persons owning buildings required to be connected to the public water system shall, upon receiving notice from the Township as provided in § 181-3B, promptly make application to the Township for connection to the system on such form and providing such information as the Township shall prescribe.
[Added 10-17-1990 by Ord. No. 116-10-90]
Upon the connection of any building to the public water system, the internal water and plumbing system of such building connected to any individual on-lot or private water system shall be immediately disconnected. Thereafter, such individual on-lot or private water system, may, with the approval of the York Water Company, be maintained and used for irrigation, fire protection, filling of swimming pools or other purposes not prohibited by said company's operation policies. In no event shall there be any cross-connection of any on-lot or private water system with the system supplied by the public water system.
[Amended 10-17-1990 by Ord. No. 116-10-90; 12-19-1995 by Ord. No. 135-12-95; 11-20-2001 by Ord. No. 169-11-01; 4-5-2005 by Ord. No. 188-04-2005; 10-17-2006 by Ord. No. 198-10-2006]
There is hereby imposed upon the owners of all property served by the public water systems basic service charges identical to the regular tariff rate of the York Water Company from time to time in effect for those uses on the property (i.e., residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional uses; public buildings; churches).
[Amended 10-17-2006 by Ord. No. 198-10-2006]
The water service charges set forth in § 181-6 shall be billed and collected by the York Water Company monthly as agent for the Township. The bills will be mailed or delivered to the address of the property served or, if prior arrangements have been made with the York Water Company, to the address of the property owner if different from the address of the property being served or to the occupant of the property being served. All bills shall be due when rendered, and the owner and occupant shall be jointly and severally liable for the payment of the same at such place or places as may be from time to time specified.
[Amended 10-17-2006 by Ord. No. 198-10-2006]
Each water service charge imposed by this chapter shall be a debt due to the Township and shall be a lien on the property served. If any charge remains unpaid for a period of six months from the date of billing, the amount thereof, together with costs, shall be filed as a lien in the office of the Prothonotary of York County in the manner provided by law for the filing and collection of municipal claims. In addition, the Township, if permitted by law, rule or regulation, may also discontinue or disconnect the water service. In such event, the cost of discontinuance or disconnection of service and its restoration shall likewise be a debt due the Township subject to collection as herein provided.
The Township, in its agreement with the York Water Company to be executed, has designated said company as its agent to do and perform certain acts for the Township relating to the North Codorus Township Water District No. 1. Wherever the York Water Company is so designated, either expressly or by implication in said agreement or this chapter to do or perform any act for or on behalf of the Township, said company is hereby authorized to act subject to the terms and provisions of the agreement and this chapter.
Any person who shall fail or refuse to perform any act, duty or obligation imposed by this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former §§ 100-10, 100-11 and 100-12, regarding an extension of the water district, added 12-30-1991 by Ord. No. 119-12-91, which immediately followed this section, were superseded 12-19-1995 by Ord. No. 135-12-95. See § 181-2 regarding the reestablishment of Water District No. 1.