Borough of Lake City, PA
Erie County
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[Adopted  3-23-1965 by Ord. No. 161-65]
There is hereby imposed a sewer service charge upon the owners of residential dwelling units, commercial, industrial and institutional properties coming within the tolerances for sewage discharge as will be determined and regulated from time to time by the Borough of Lake City and served or to be served by the sanitary sewer system leased to the Borough. A "residential dwelling unit" shall mean any room, group of rooms, enclosure, trailer, etc., occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters by a family or other group of persons living together or by a person living alone.
[Amended  5-11-1965 by Ord. No. 164-65; 12-27-1968 by Ord. No. 192-68;  5-17-1976 by Ord. No. 228-76;  12-21-1981 by Ord. No. 255-81;  9-19-1988 by Ord. No. 281-88; 11-17-1997 by Ord. No. 331-97; 12-8-2003 by Ord. No. 356-03; 1-11-2010 by Ord. No. 392-10; 9-10-2012 by Ord. No. 407-12; 12-10-2012 by Ord. No. 409-12; 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 422-15]
A. 
The sewer service charge to be charged to a residential dwelling unit located in the Borough for the discharging of the sanitary sewage into said sanitary sewer system shall be at a rate based on a percentage of the current water charges, said percentage to be 510% at present, or at such rate as the Borough may determine from time to time.
B. 
The sewer service charge to be charged to a residential dwelling unit located in the Borough for the discharging of sanitary sewage into the sanitary sewer system where said residential dwelling unit does not use or consume water from the Borough water system shall be at the rate of 510% of the minimum water rate charged to the users of the Borough water system or at such rate as the Borough may determine from time to time.
[Amended  12-27-1968 by Ord. No. 192-68; 5-17-1976 by Ord. No. 228-76;  12-21-1981 by Ord. No. 255-81; 11-17-1997 by Ord. No. 331-97; 12-8-2003 by Ord. No. 356-03; 6-12-2006 by Ord. No. 373-06; 1-11-2010 by Ord. No. 392-10]
A. 
The sewer service charge to be charged to commercial and institutional properties which have one or more buildings connected to and discharging sanitary sewage into said sanitary sewer system shall be based on a percentage of the current water rate; said rate at present shall be 510% of the current water charges; provided, however, that the Sewer Service Charge Collector shall, but only upon the approval of the Borough Engineer, exclude from the sewer charges such amounts of metered water as are shown to be cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters, which are not disposed of through the sanitary sewer system.
[Amended 9-10-2012 by Ord. No. 407-12; 12-10-2012 by Ord. No. 409-12; 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 422-15]
B. 
The sewer service charge to be charged to industrial properties which have one or more buildings connected to and discharging sanitary sewage into said sanitary sewer system shall be based on a percentage of the current water rate. At present, said rate shall be 450% of the current water charges; provided, however, that the Sewer Service Charge Collector shall, but only upon the approval of the Borough Engineer, exclude from the sewer charges such amounts of metered water as are shown to be cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters, which are not disposed of through the sanitary sewer system.
A. 
The sewer service charges imposed under §§ 52-21 and 52-22 of this Part 2 shall be paid quarterly, bimonthly or monthly in accordance with billings for sewer service as shall be rendered by the Borough or its agent. The Borough or its agent may assign different billing periods to different users. If the bill of any such user shall cover a period in which less than full period of sewer service shall be rendered, such bill shall be computed on a metered basis.
B. 
The sewer service charges hereby imposed shall be effective for all sewer service rendered on and after April 1, 1969, or on the first day of the month coinciding with or next following the date thereafter on which sewer service is rendered to the properties referred to in § 52-20 of this Part 2, and shall be payable according to the billing. Each bill shall be due and payable upon billing.
[Amended 12-27-1968 by Ord. No. 192-68]
C. 
The owner or owners of property and the tenants and occupiers thereof are jointly and severally responsible for the payment of all sewer service charges and penalties. Any sewer service charge not paid shall be a lien on the property charged with the payment thereof, and 30 days after a statement was rendered for such sewer service charge, a penalty of 10% of such sewer service charge shall be added thereto and shall be due and payable therewith. Such sewer service charge and penalty, if not paid 30 days after the due date which the statement rendered for such sewer service charge, may be collected by an action of assumpsit or by distress of personal property on the premises or by filing a municipal lien and execution thereon or by any other means of due process of the law.
[Amended 1-11-2010 by Ord. No. 392-10]
The Borough Council of the Borough of Lake City may by resolution designate a person as the Sewer Service Charge Collector.
All moneys received by the Borough from the collection of sewer service charges herein provided for shall be deposited to the credit of the Borough's sewer revenue account for the purpose of defraying the expense of the Borough in the operation, maintenance, repair, alteration, inspection or other expense in relation to said sanitary sewer system and for such payments as the Borough may be required to make under any lease or agreement it may enter into with the Authority with respect to the said sewer system.
[Amended  12-18-1995 by Ord. No. 321-95; 7-21-1997 by Ord. No. 330-97]
A. 
The rates set forth in §§ 52-21 and 52-22 of this Part 2 cover the charges based only on normal domestic sewage.
B. 
Any discharges, such as industrial or commercial wastes, varying or exceeding the limitations set forth in Part 3 shall be subject to a surcharge as the Borough shall fix and establish as set forth in Part 3.
[Amended  12-18-1995 by Ord. No. 321-95; 7-21-1997 by Ord. No. 330-97]
The limitations set forth in Part 3 shall govern all discharges into the sanitary sewer system of Lake City Borough. All limitations imposed shall apply at the point where the wastes are discharged into the sanitary sewer system.
[Amended 1-21-1991 by Ord. No. 296-91; 12-18-1995 by Ord. No. 321-95; 7-21-1997 by Ord. No. 330-97]
A. 
The Borough's representative(s) shall have access at all reasonable times to residential dwelling units and to all industrial, commercial and institutional establishments to which sewer service is supplied to make any necessary inspection.
B. 
The Borough may, from time to time, adopt further rules and regulations, in addition to the rules and regulations set forth in this Part 2 or Part 3 as the Borough shall deem necessary or appropriate for the efficient operation, maintenance or preservation of the sanitary sewer system, the wastewater treatment plant and all appurtenances thereto or the sewer business.
After the effective date of this Part 2, no owner or owners of property connected with said sanitary sewer system shall discharge or permit the discharge into said sanitary sewer system of any stormwater, surface water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters.
[Amended 11-6-1995 by Ord. No. 320-95; 7-21-1997 by Ord. No. 330-97]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Part 2 shall be subject to the fines and penalties as established in Part 3.