[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Each person connected to the sewerage system of the Mount Holly Sewerage Authority shall pay to the Township of Westampton a sewer service charge in accordance with the following schedule:
Charges for sewage disposal service.
[Amended 3-24-1983 by Ord. No. 4-1983]
No rebate shall be made for water measured by the meter but not discharged into the system, nor shall the Authority be responsible for the accuracy of the meters.
The minimum charge for any premises or group of premises containing two or more dwelling units, apartments or separately operated business establishments, served through a single meter or connection, will be determined by multiplying the aforesaid minimum charge by the number of dwelling units, apartments or other establishments so served.
Premises not discharging the entire volume of water into the sewerage system will be allowed a proportionate reduction in the charges, provided that the customer shall install and maintain facilities, satisfactory to the Authority, for measuring either the volume discharged or not discharged into the sewers.
Customers using private water supplies, excepting where the usage is solely domestic and applicable fixture rates may properly be used, and excepting when the usage is at a reasonable uniform rate and is estimated by the Authority to be less than 100,000 gallons per quarter, will be required to install and maintain facilities, satisfactory to the Authority, for measuring and determining the volume used or discharged into the sewers.
In addition to the rates hereinbefore set forth, there shall be added to each quarterly bill the amount of $1.
Editor's Note: An ordinance adopted 9-23-1968, establishing a contract between the Township of Westampton and the Willingsboro Municipal Utilities Authority for sewage disposal for a portion of the township, provides that the Willingsboro Municipal Utilities Authority will handle directly all billings and collections for the use of its services.
No person, firm or corporation shall discharge into said server any industrial waste or anything deleterious to said sewers or the sewage system of the Authority, but said sewers shall be used only in conformity with the rules, regulations and practices of said Authority.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $25 for every day said violation continues.
The owner of each dwelling house whose lot borders on any of the streets wherein a sewer main is laid shall, within 60 days of construction of his house where the main already exists, install a toilet in said house and connect the house to the sewer.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of the section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $25 for each day said violation continues.
[Adopted 12-15-1970 by Ord. No. 6-1970]
The owner of any property located along the line of any sewer in the Township of Westampton, on which property a house or other building with toilet facilities is now or shall hereafter be erected, shall connect such house or other building with such sewer.
[Amended 9-21-1992 by Ord. No. 10-1992]
The owner of such property failing to connect such house or other building with the server shall be ordered to do so by the Township Committee, and written notice of such order shall be given and served upon such owner by the Township Clerk/Administrator, by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by handing it to him personally or by leaving it at his place of abode with a member of his family above the age of 18 years.
Any owner of a property failing to comply with any order within 60 days after service of such notice shall subject the property of that owner to be assessed the minimum sewer charge the same as if the sewer were connected, and such charge shall be a lien on the property and assessed by the Tax Assessor of this township.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall fail to comply with any order within 60 days after service of such notice shall pay a fine not exceeding $25 and an additional fine of $10 for each day of delay, after the expiration of the 60 days in which the provisions of the order or notice are not complied with, to be levied by the Judge before whom convicted.
The Township Committee, with the approval of the Board of Health of this township, may extend the time for connection because of unusual conditions or extreme hardship.