[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Collingdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Water — See Ch. 583.
Article I Well Drilling
[Adopted 8-2-2010 by Ord. No. 672]
Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings of the terms and phrases used in this article shall be as follows:
- The person, custodian, guardian, trustee, caretaker, executor or administrator in whose name the deed for a property is designated.
- Any individual, partnership, company, corporation, association, corporate political body, joint ownership or any other entity capable of functioning in the context used herein.
- Any building or other structure to which water service is or can be furnished.
- Any real property located within the Borough of Collingdale intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals.
- Any excavation that is drilled, cored, washed, driven, dug or otherwise constructed for the location, diversion or acquisition of underground waters or charging of waters into the underground strata.
In every instance where a property owner wishes to supply a property within the Borough of Collingdale with water, said property owner shall be required to utilize the public water supply to provide water to the property.
It shall be unlawful for any owner, person, occupier or lessee of any property within the Borough of Collingdale to use or drill a private groundwater well as a source of water for domestic, commercial and/or industrial or irrigation purposes.
Any owner or person who violates this article shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Borough of Collingdale, pay a penalty of a maximum of $1,000 for each violation, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees incurred by the Borough. Each day of violation of this article shall be a separate violation for the purpose of enforcement.
If this article is modified or eliminated by future action of Borough Council, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) must first be notified. In addition to any rights already possessed by the Department, this article grants to the Department a right of reasonable access of the property in connection with implementation or enforcement of this article.