[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Atlantic City as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Connections With Public System
[Adopted 7-31-1980 by Ord. No. 64-1980]
Whenever there has been or shall have been established within the municipal limits of the City of Atlantic City a public system of water supply operated and maintained by the City or any public agency lawfully created for such purpose by the governing body thereof and, in pursuance thereof, water supply mains have been installed in the bed of any street, public or private, the owners of any and all buildings fronting or located upon such street or streets shall be required, at their own expense, to make connections from such buildings to said water supply mains.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any house or other structure, designed for residential, industrial or commercial use, whether privately or publicly owned, for the normal use of which the supply of water is required.
The engineer for the City of Atlantic City, until such time as the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority acquires the same or the Superintendent of the Water Department of the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority is hereby empowered to inspect and examine any such proposed connection and to approve or disapprove the manner, method and materials utilized in making such connection. The Engineer for the City of Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority authorized upon his employment shall acquire the above-mentioned authority.
When such water supply system in any such street of the City is available to furnish water supply, notice shall be given by the City to all current or future property owners along the lines of said water supply system to connect their buildings therewith in accordance with the terms of this article.
Said notice shall be addressed to the owner of said property as the name of said owner appears in the last tax duplicate of the City, shall describe the property by lot and block designated as the same appears on the Tax Map of the City and by the street address and shall state that by order of the governing body of the City of Atlantic City, the owner is required to connect the building on said property with the public water supply system, and this shall become the only source of potable water for said building. Said notice shall inform the penalty to be imposed for failure to comply with said notice and order in accordance with the terms of this article.
Said notice may be served on the owner personally or by leaving it at his usual place of abode with a member of his family above the age of 18 years if the owner has a place of abode within the City of Atlantic City; or said notice may be served within or without the limits of the City by mailing the same by regular mail to the last known post office address of said owner as the same appears on the last tax duplicate of the City.
[Amended 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 104]
Any person, association or corporation who shall violate this article by failing to comply with any order issued in accordance with the provisions hereof, within 30 days after notice by the proper officer of said governing body as aforesaid, shall, upon complaint by the City Clerk or by any other person and upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000 or to imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment, for each violation. Each day of failure to comply with such order after the expiration of the thirty-day limitation provided for herein shall constitute a separate violation of this article. Penalties under this article may be enforced by the City or by any interested person in the Municipal Court of this City in such manner as may be provided by law.
The provisions of this Article shall not be deemed to be exclusive, and the provisions hereof and the water connection herein directed may be compelled and enforced in any manner provided by law.