Town of Chelmsford, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Chelmsford 4-25-2016 by Art. 20. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this bylaw is to recognize that contamination of any pond, stream, surface or subsurface water in the Town of Chelmsford is a possibility when water is withdrawn for commercial use. This would pose a hazard to the inhabitants of the Town, as well as the natural environment and habitat. This bylaw is to protect such water resources from contamination and damages.
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The extraction or withdrawal of water for commercial purposes from any pond, stream, river, watercourse, surface or subsurface water within the Town into a tank vehicle, or into any tank contained in or on a vehicle, is prohibited.
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This bylaw shall not apply to the withdrawal of water for municipal fire apparatuses
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This bylaw shall not apply to the withdrawal of water for commercial purposes from hydrants under the supervision/regulation of the Chelmsford Water Districts, as may be designated and authorized by said Water Districts.
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This bylaw shall be in addition to any other rule, regulation or state and local law relating to the protection of wetlands and water resources.
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Whoever violates any provision of this bylaw, or any regulations adopted hereunder, shall be subject to a fine of $300 for each offense. Each day on which a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.
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This bylaw shall be enforced by the members of the Chelmsford Conservation Commission and the Agent of the Commission.
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The provisions of the bylaw, and any rule or regulation adopted hereunder, may be enforced by any available means in law or in equity, including but not limited to enforcement by noncriminal disposition pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 21D, and § 1-2 of the Town Bylaws, Noncriminal disposition.
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