Town of Webster, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting 10-21-2002 FATM, Art. 28; amended 5-12-2008 ATM, Art. 12 (Sec. 155.4 of the General Bylaws). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewer Department — See Ch. 222, Art. IV.
Sewer charges — See Ch. 244.
On-site sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 539.

§ 546-1 Requirement of connection to sewer.

The Sewer Commission requires the owner or occupant of any building that requires sewerage discharge (hereinafter referred-to as "facility") and is situated upon land abutting a public or private way, in which there is common sewer service available, to connect the same by proper and sufficient drain. In the case of facilities abutting common sewers constructed prior to the effective date of this bylaw, the facility shall be connected to the common sewer within two years of the date that the common sewer first became available. In the case of common sewers installed after the effective date of this bylaw, the facility shall be connected to the common sewer within 18 months from the date that the common sewer first became available.

§ 546-2 Violations and penalties.

Any person who fails to comply with this bylaw may be punished by a fine of two hundred dollars ($200) per month. Each month of non-compliance shall constitute a separate offense. Enforcement shall be the responsibility of the Sewer Commissioners or their designee.

§ 546-3 Application for relief or exemption.

Any persons aggrieved by this bylaw may apply to the Sewer Commissioners for relief or exemption from the requirement. Any application for relief or exemption shall be in writing and shall demonstrate that enforcement of the bylaw would be manifestly unjust considering the relevant facts and circumstances, and that the same degree of environmental protection required under the bylaw can be achieved without strict compliance.