[Adopted 9-8-1987 by Ord. No. 549]
Editor's Note: The Council of the Borough of Hellertown, by Res. No. 09-27, adopted 10-5-2009, approved a Final Draft Act 537 Plan for submittal to the Department of Environmental Protection for its approval as a revision to the Borough's Official Sewage Facilities Plan, as required by the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (Section 5 of the Act of January 24, 1966, P.L. 1535, No. 537).
This article shall be known and cited as the "Sewer System Rules and Regulations Ordinance of the Borough of Hellertown."
There hereby is adopted, by and under the authority of the Council of the Borough of Hellertown, for the purpose of providing rules and regulations governing the use of the Hellertown Sewer System, as owned, operated and controlled by the Hellertown Borough Authority, the "Rules and Regulations of the Hellertown Borough Authority for Use of Sewer System," on May 13, 1987, as amended from time to time. The aforesaid rules and regulations hereby are adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and from the date on which this article shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling upon all users of the Hellertown sewer system.
The legal and/or equitable owner(s) of the real estate to which the sewer service is being provided shall be responsible to pay and shall pay the fees, fines and penalties as may be imposed properly pursuant to the terms of this article.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article or any resolutions or rules and regulations made by the Council of the Borough of Hellertown or by the Hellertown Borough Authority in pursuance thereof, or aiding or assisting therein, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this article continues or each section of this article which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
In addition to the foregoing penalties, the Borough of Hellertown, either itself or acting through the Hellertown Borough Authority as its agency, shall require the owner of any property to which sewer service is being provided to correct any illegal, improper or unauthorized connections to or uses of the sewer system, and should said owner(s) fail or refuse to make such required corrections no later than 10 days following the receipt of a written notice to do so, the Borough or the Authority may cause the connections to be made, with the costs thereof being charged to the owner(s) of the property in a manner provided by law.
The imposition of penalties and/or remedies herein prescribed shall not preclude the Borough of Hellertown or the Hellertown Borough Authority from instituting appropriate actions or proceedings to prevent the violation of this article, to restrain or correct to abate any such violation or to prevent any act, conduct or activity constituting a violation of the provisions hereof.