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Township of East Cocalico, PA
Lancaster County
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[Adopted 5-10-1968 by Ord. No. 27]
[Amended 6-3-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-03]
Each and every owner of improved property within the Township on which sanitary sewage is generated, which property is adjoining or adjacent to or whose principal building is within 150 feet from any sewer of the sewer system, shall, upon written notice, either by personal service or registered mail, from the Township Supervisors that sewer service is available and that connection is ordered, connect said property with the sewer system in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Authority within 60 days of the date of such notice, and shall use the sewer system.
[Amended 6-3-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-03]
As from time to time sewer service becomes available to additional properties within the Township by reason of the improvement of properties adjoining or adjacent to or whose principal building is within 150 feet of the sewer system or by reason of construction of extensions to the sewer system, each and every owner of such additional properties which are adjoining or adjacent to or whose principal building is within 150 feet of a sewer shall likewise, upon written notice, either by personal service or registered mail, from the Township Supervisors ordering connection, connect said property with the sewer system within 60 days from the date of such notice, and shall use the sewer system.
If any owner of improved property within the Township who is required to connect his property with the sewer system by § 172-1 or 172-2 of this article shall neglect or fail to connect therewith within 60 days after written notice from the Township Supervisors ordering connection, the Township Supervisors shall give such owner written notice of this article, and upon the neglect or failure of such owner to make the required connection within an additional period of 60 days from the date of such notice of this article, such neglect or failure shall be and hereby is declared a violation of this article, and such owner shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
If any owner of improved property within the Township who is required to connect said property with the sewer system by § 172-1 or 172-2 of this article shall neglect or fail to connect therewith within 60 days after written notice, either by personal service or registered mail, from the Township Supervisors ordering connection, the Board of Supervisors or their agents may enter the property and construct the connection.
B. 
The Board of Supervisors shall send an itemized bill of the cost of construction to the owner of the property to which connection has been made, which bill is payable immediately.
C. 
If the owner fails to pay the bill, the Board of Supervisors shall file municipal lien for the cost of the construction within six months of the date of completion of the connection, as provided in Section 67502 of the Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. § 67502(a).
[Amended 6-3-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-03]
Whenever the Township Supervisors shall have given notice to any property owner ordering connection with the sewer system pursuant to § 172-1 or 172-2, it shall be unlawful for such property owner to operate or use a privy, cesspool, vault, septic tank or similar receptacle for sanitary sewage upon his property, or to connect any such privy, cesspool, vault, septic tank or similar receptacle with the sewer system, or to discharge sewage into any storm sewer or other outlet other than the sewer system. No privy, cesspool, vault, septic tank or other similar receptacle shall be constructed or installed on any property accessible to the sewer system after sewer service becomes available to such property.
Discharge of substances or materials to the sewer system shall be as regulated under Article III of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
If any owner of property within the Township or any other person shall violate § 172-5 or 172-6 of this article, he shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Notices to property owners under this article may be given either by personal service or by registered mail sent to the last known address of such owner.