[Adopted 10-29-1990 by L.L. No. 14-1990]
Editor's Note: This local law superseded former Art. II, Water Connections, adopted 3-25-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986.
It is the purpose of this article to require the connection of residential major subdivisions and multiple-family dwelling units within 2,000 feet of an existing water district in order to permit the planned and orderly extension of municipal water and to provide for economical and efficient municipal water distribution to the residents of the Town of Queensbury.
This article is enacted pursuant to the provisions of § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MAJOR SUBDIVISION
- Refers to any subdivision presented for approval by the Town of Queensbury Planning Board which contains or has set forth on the subdivision map presented for approval five or more lots.
The subdivider of a residential major subdivision or developer of multiple-family dwelling units situated within 2,000 feet of an existing water district shall be required to connect to the water district as a condition precedent to subdivision or site plan approval by the Town Planning Board.
All water supply materials proposed for connection with the existing water district shall comply with the current standards and specifications of the American Water Works Association.
Plans and specifications for water supply facilities shall be prepared by a licensed professional engineer, bear his seal and be submitted to the New York State Department of Health and the Queensbury Planning Board for review and approval.
All work performed in the connections to the Town of Queensbury municipal water district shall be inspected by the Queensbury Water Superintendent or his designated representative, and written approval shall be provided to the subdivider.
[Amended 12-3-2012 by L.L. No. 5-2012]
The cost of connecting to the water supply system of an existing water district shall be borne by the property owner or developer of a subdivision. The cost of connecting shall be established under § 173-27 hereof.
Any person convicted of a violation of this article shall be deemed to have committed a violation and shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days.
Failure to comply with this section shall constitute grounds for denial of subdivision of site plan approval by the Town Planning Board.