[Adopted 1-27-1992 by Ord. No. 822]
[Amended 2-10-1997 by Ord. No. 898; 3-31-1997 by Ord. No. 900; 2-23-2004 by Ord. No. 960; 12-12-2011 by Ord. No. 1022; 12-16-2013 by Ord. No. 1038]
There is hereby imposed and established rates or charges for the use of, and services provided by, the various sanitary sewer systems in the Township of Wilkins, said rates or charges being based upon the quantity of water used. The following rates or charges shall be assessed to each user of the sanitary sewer system on a quarterly basis:
Basic service: $2.50 per 1,000 gallons of water used, with a minimum quarterly fee of $5 for up to 2,000 gallons of water used per quarter.
Charges for the sanitary sewer system service shall be billed quarterly, with all bills rendered as of the first day of the month following the quarter for which service was provided. Payment shall be due and payable within 30 days of the date of the billing statement.
In the event that the charges or said sanitary sewage system service remain unpaid for a period of 30 days from the date of said statement, such charges are hereby declared to be delinquent, and a penalty of 10% of the amount of said statement shall be added.
[Amended 12-28-1998 by Ord. No. 917]
For each delinquent sanitary sewage account remaining unpaid 90 days after the date of said statement, an interest charge of 10% per annum of the gross delinquent charge shall be added.
The Township of Wilkins shall pursue the collection of delinquent sanitary sewer accounts by all means available pursuant to applicable law.
The rates and charges herein established shall be imposed upon and collected from the owner, tenant or occupant of each lot or parcel of land in the Township of Wilkins serviced by a sanitary sewer owned, maintained or operated by the Township of Wilkins from which sewerage, waste or water enter the Township's sewer system. In the event that any user of the premises is not the owner of the premises from which sewerage, waste or water enter the Township's sewer system, the Township of Wilkins hereby imposes said sewage service charges upon and demands payment thereof on the record owner of such premises, and, in the event that payment is not timely made, the Township shall and will file a lien therefor against the premises served for the amount due, plus the penalty and interest against the record owner of the premises.