Township of Schuylkill, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Schuylkill as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers — See Ch. 280.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 320.
[Adopted 8-5-1992]

§ 351-1 General policy.

No water shall be provided for internal or external use to any residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, governmental, or public building or structure of any kind which is constructed or remodeled and in which plumbing, water piping or water fixtures are to be installed, extended or altered in any way, and for which construction a permit is required to be obtained from Schuylkill Township (or would be required but for an exemption from a permit requirement for public or governmental agencies) unless the new, extended or altered plumbing, water piping and other water using fixtures therein conform to the requirements and standards of § 351-2 of this article. The provisions of this article shall apply to any such building or structure for which such a building permit is issued, or would otherwise be required to be issued but for such an exemption, on or after May 6, 1992.

§ 351-2 Performance standards for plumbing fixtures and fittings.

A. 
Water closets and associated flushing mechanisms. The water consumption of water closets shall not exceed an average of 1.6 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of the ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
B. 
Urinals and associated flushing mechanisms. Urinal water consumption shall not exceed an average of 1.5 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
C. 
Showerheads. Showerhead discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
D. 
Faucets. Sink and lavatory faucet discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.

§ 351-3 Special provisions.

A. 
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of § 351-2 shall not apply to fixtures and fittings such as emergency showers, aspirator faucets, and blowout fixtures that, in order to perform a specialized function, cannot meet the specified standards.
B. 
Exemptions. Any person(s) may apply to the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors for an exemption to the terms of this article, which may be granted by the Board of Supervisors, upon proof that some other device, system or procedure will save as much or more water as those set forth herein, or that those set forth herein cannot be complied with, without undue hardship.

§ 351-4 Official review and modification.

The Board of Supervisors may, from time to time, modify, add to, or remove from the standards and restrictions herein.

§ 351-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to use or apply water within Schuylkill Township contrary to or in violation of the restrictions herein, and, upon conviction thereof, such persons may be punished by being imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 30 days or by fine of not more than $1,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 7-10-2002 by Ord. No. 02-06]

§ 351-6 Connection required for specific improved properties.

All owners of the specific improved properties listed herein below abutting the South Second Avenue Water Supply Replacement Project intended for dedication to Philadelphia Suburban Water of Pennsylvania are required to make connection with the water system. The specific properties required to make connection with the water system are listed below by address and tax parcel:
404 South Second Avenue
27-3N-8
418 South Second Avenue
27-3N-9
480 South Second Avenue
27-3P-5
526 South Second Avenue
27-3P-8
496 South Second Avenue
27-3P-6
524 South Second Avenue
27-3P-7
590 South Second Avenue
27-3P-10
644 South Second Avenue
27-3P-13
407 South Second Avenue
27-3P-1
538 South Second Avenue
27-3P-9
499 South Second Avenue
27-3P-2
592 South Second Avenue
27-3P-11

§ 351-7 Notice.

Notice of the requirement to connect to such water supply system shall be given to the property owner in § 351-6 above either by personal service or by registered mail.

§ 351-8 Well abandonment.

All wells located on any property served by said water system shall be abandoned in accordance with the terms of this article and applicable law upon the date of connection of the building served to the water system, except as provided herein below. The owners of specific properties may retain their existing well upon the written concurrence of the Chester County Health Department and Philadelphia Suburban Water Company of Pennsylvania and subject to full compliance with any condition that may be imposed by the Health Department or Philadelphia Suburban Water Company on retaining use of the well notwithstanding the connection to the water system.

§ 351-9 Refusal to connect.

Any property owner properly notified as in § 351-7 above who should refuse or neglect to allow the connection with said water system and/or the well abandonment for a period of 90 days after service of notice shall be in violation of this article.

§ 351-10 Connection by Township.

In the event that an owner of a property shall neglect or refuse to allow the connection with said water system and/or the well abandonment for a period of 90 days after notice, the Board of Supervisors or its agents may enter upon said property owner's property and construct such connection and/or cause such abandonment.

§ 351-11 Protection of water supply system.

No person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently damage, destroy, deface, block or otherwise tamper with any water main or other structure or equipment that is part of the water supply system. Any person violating this section shall be in violation of this article.

§ 351-12 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates or fails to comply with any of the requirements of this article, in addition to any other remedy available under law or equity, shall be subject to a criminal fine in the amount of at least $25, but not to exceed $1,000, or suffer imprisonment for a period of not more than 30 days, or both, together with the costs of prosecution. Each twenty-four-hour period during which failure to comply continues shall constitute a separate offense. Enforcement of this article shall be by action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. The Township Solicitor may assume charge of the prosecution without the consent of the District Attorney. All fines and penalties collected for the violation of this article shall be paid over to the Township treasury.