Borough of South Waverly, PA
Bradford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of South Waverly 12-2-2013 by Ord. No. 12-02-13-03.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Municipal claims — See Ch. 5.
Municipal Authority — See Ch. 24.
Joint Sewer Authority — See Ch. 25.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 112.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for an effective date of 12-2-2013; further providing, however, that the first payment of the increased amount be billed on 1-1-2014 and due on 1-31-2014 for the 2013 fourth quarter sewer rent.
There is hereby charged and imposed upon the owner of each connection unit a tapping fee, which shall be due and payable to the Borough:
A. 
With respect to those owners who are required to connect to a sewer by ordinance of the Borough, at the time the connection permit is issued or 60 days after written notice to such owner to connect, whichever date is earlier.
Upon the completion of said section of the sewer system constructed by the Authority, the Borough or others, the Borough shall give notice to all owners required to connect to such section to connect thereto and shall advise owners not required to connect of their opportunity to do so. Each such owner who shall apply for a connection permit within 120 days of the date of such notice shall pay a tapping fee in accordance with the South Waverly Municipal Tap-in Fee Schedule.
Sewer rentals and charges are hereby established, which shall be payable by and collected from the owner of each sewer rental unit upon which sanitary sewage or industrial waste is first discharged into the sewer system from such sewer rental unit, whichever date shall be later.
A. 
Effectively immediately. The current sewer rental for each residential unit is $140 per quarter in arrears representing October 1, 2013: $46.66; November 1, 2013: $46.66. Effective December 1, 2013, sewer rental for each residential unit $71.68 for a total of $165 per quarter and shall be billed on January 1, 2014, and due and payable on January 31, 2014.
B. 
Effective January 1, 2014, the sewer rental for each residential unit shall be $165 per quarter in arrears.
Effectively immediately: The current sewer rental for each nonresidential unit is $140 per quarter in arrears representing October 1, 2013: $46.66 for 4,166.66 gallons of water; November 1, 2013: $46.66 for 4,166.66 gallons of water. Effective December 1, 2013, sewer rental for each residential unit $71.68 for 4,166.66 gallons of water for a total of $165 per quarter for every 12,500 gallons and shall be billed on January 1, 2014, and due and payable on January 31, 2014. All owners of nonresidential units shall pay a quarterly sewer rental which shall be the greater of a sewer rental of $165 per equivalent dwelling unit or a sewer rental based upon actual water consumption or measured volume of wastewater, as hereinafter set forth for every 12,500 gallons.
A. 
Volume measurement. The volume of water to be used for billing sewer rentals to nonresidential units shall include any and all water purchased from the water company or any other private or public water company, and in addition all water obtained from any other source or sources (wells, springs, streams, etc.) as determined:
(1) 
By meters installed and maintained by the water company or any other private or public water company.
(2) 
By meters installed and maintained by the Borough.
(3) 
By meters maintained and installed by the property owner as may be approved by the Borough.
(4) 
From estimates or measurements made by the Borough where metering is considered impractical by the Borough.
B. 
Excluded from the sewer system.
(1) 
The following properties are excluded from the South Waverly Borough sewer system: all of the properties on the west side of Pennsylvania State Route 220 and all of the properties on the north side of New York Route 17, now Route 86.
C. 
Amendments and modifications. Additional classifications and sewer rentals or modifications of the above schedule of rentals may be established or made by the Borough from time to time as deemed necessary.
A. 
Sewer rentals for residential and commercial units shall be billed quarterly on the first day of each January, April, July and October and shall be due and payable on the last day of each month billed.
B. 
If the full amount of such bill shall not be paid within 30 days from the date of billing, $15 shall be added thereto, which, together with the face amount of the bill, shall become the gross amount thereof. Any bill which remains unpaid after 60 days from the date thereof shall be subject to a further penalty of $15 on the gross amount thereof and so on, and so on, each month not paid.
C. 
Failure of any owner to receive quarterly bills for sewer rentals and charges due to the failure of such owner to notify the Borough of his correct address or the failure of any owner to receive a correct bill for sewer rentals and charges, by reason of the failure of such owner to notify the Borough of the use or uses of which an improved property or any portion thereof is made, pursuant to the notice requirements, shall not excuse nonpayment or failure to pay the amount which would be properly applicable to the use or uses of which said improved property is made and shall not result in an extension of the period of time during which the net bill shall be payable.
Delinquent bills for sewer rentals, together with all charges, expenses and fees added thereto, shall be collected in the manner provided by law, become a lien upon the property served and shall be collectible by the Borough against the owner of such property or be enforced against such property by the filing of a municipal claim under Chapter 5, Claims, Municipal. The Borough shall also operate a program of water termination for properties that are eligible for termination.
The Borough of South Waverly delegates to the South Waverly Municipal Authority the power to regulate the sewer rates, including increasing or decreasing said rates as deemed appropriate by the South Waverly Municipal Authority. Furthermore, the Borough delegates to the Authority the power to collect the sewer accounts and to institute legal action to collect delinquent accounts, and the power to file municipal liens as required. Furthermore, the Borough of South Waverly authorizes the South Waverly Municipal Authority to increase or decrease said rates by resolution of the Authority at a duly advertised Authority meeting.