[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Collingdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-3-1969 by Ord. No. 405 (Ch. 26, Part 1, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 10-5-1987 by Ord. No. 568]
There is hereby levied and assessed as of the first day of January 1969, upon every person, firm or corporation (hereinafter referred to as "utility company") owning, operating, using or maintaining water pipes, mains and accessory valves, hydrants and incidental equipment connected therewith (hereinafter referred to briefly as "water mains") in or upon the public highways of the Borough of Collingdale an annual license fee and inspection charge, to be established by resolution of Council, for each mile of water main at any time owned, operated, used or maintained during said year.
The said fee shall be paid to the Borough of Collingdale by the utility company liable therefor on or before the first day of June 1969, and thereafter on or before the first day of June of each succeeding year.
The fee herein levied shall apply only to water mains and not to mains or pipes used for any other purpose. Nothing herein contained shall be held to repeal, abrogate, modify or amend any existing ordinances, resolutions or agreements pertaining to the erection, construction and/or maintenance and use of pipes or mains for other purposes by any utility company or governing or regulating such utility company or companies. All such existing ordinances, resolutions and agreements, except as herein expressly modified, shall be and remain in full force, unaffected by this article.
The proper Borough officers are hereby vested with power and authority to collect the fees herein provided by action in assumpsit or by the filing of liens, or as now or hereafter provided by law for the collection of penalties, or by such further means, legal or equitable, as Borough Council may, by resolution, authorize at any time hereafter.
In addition to the usual publication, the Borough Manager shall give notice of the passage of this article, together with a copy thereof, to all utility companies now or hereafter using or maintaining water mains in the Borough of Collingdale.
It shall be the duty of the Highway Committee to cause a careful inspection to be made of all water mains, valves, hydrants, appurtenances and incidental equipment located in or upon public highways of the Borough and/or of the ground or pavement above same at least once in every year, and to cause appropriate action to be taken for the repair, replacement or removal of any such water mains, appurtenances and accessory fixtures and equipment thereto attached or of the surface of the street above same which may be found to be defective or dangerous or erected and or maintained contrary to any law or article now or hereafter in effect. All such repairs, reconstruction, removal or replacements shall be at the expense of the utility company responsible for the damage, to be collected as set forth in § 583-4 above.
[Adopted 8-3-1992 by Ord. No. 588 (Ch. 5, Part 3B, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances)]
No water shall be provided for internal or external use to any residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, governmental or public building or structure of any kind which is constructed or remodeled and in which plumbing, water piping or water fixtures are to be installed, extended or altered in any way, and for which construction a permit is required to be obtained from the Borough of Collingdale (or would be required but for an exemption from a permit requirement for public or governmental agencies), unless the new, extended or altered plumbing, water piping and other water-using fixtures therein conform to the requirements and standards of § 583-8. The provisions of this section shall apply to any such building or structure for which such a building permit is issued, or would otherwise be required to be issued but for such an exemption, after the enactment of this section.
Water closets and associated flushing mechanisms. The water consumption of water closets shall not exceed an average of 1.6 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
Urinals and associated flushing mechanisms. Urinal water consumption shall not exceed an average of 1.5 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
Showerheads. Showerhead discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
Faucets. Sink and lavatory faucet discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of § 583-8 shall not apply to fixtures and fittings such as emergency showers, aspirator faucets and blowout fixtures that, in order to perform a specialized function, cannot meet the specified standards.
Exemptions. Any person(s) may apply to the Borough of Collingdale for exemption to the terms of this article, which may be granted by the Borough Council upon proof that some other device, system or procedure will save as much or more water as those set forth herein, or that those set forth herein cannot be complied with without undue hardship.
Collingdale Borough Council may from time to time modify, add to or remove from the standards and restrictions herein.
It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to use or apply water within the Borough of Collingdale contrary to or in violation of the restrictions herein, and upon conviction thereof, such persons shall be punished by being imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $300, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
All provisions of any other ordinance which are inconsistent with the provisions of this article are hereby repealed.