Chapter 20

Part A: Drilling Water Wells and Required Water Connection - (OR4-1979)

100.00 Well Drilling Prohibited:
100.10 The construction, drilling operation and maintenance of private water wells or systems within the Borough of Saegertown is hereby prohibited.
200.00 Mandatory Connections:
200.10 All consumers and users of water within the Borough of Saegertown including but not limited to residential, commercial and industrial consumers and users, shall connect to the existing Borough water distribution system to receive water.
300.00 Prior Wells:
300.10 This ordinance shall have no application to wells or water systems regularly and continuously in existence prior to the effective date of this ordinance or to consumers or users therefrom who have regularly and continuously received water from same prior to the effective date of this ordinance.
400.00 Penalty:
400.10 Any person, partnership, or corporation who or which shall violate the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding be sentenced to pay a class C fine as set by resolution of Council, and shall be required to plug the well.
400.20 In default of payment of the fine, such person, the members of said partnership, or the officers of such corporation shall be liable to imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or a period of time as set by resolution of Council.
400.30 Each day that a violation is continued shall constitute a separate offense.
400.40 All fines collected for the violation of this ordinance shall be paid over to the council of the Borough of Saegertown.
400.50 Nothing herein shall prevent the Borough of Saegertown from taking such other lawful action as necessary to prevent, restrain, remedy, or abate any violation of this ordinance.
500.00 Validity:
500.10 If any section of this ordinance shall be found to be invalid, the other sections of the ordinance shall not be affected thereby.
600.00 Effective:
600.10 This ordinance shall take effect at the earliest date permitted by law.
700.00 Repealer:
700.10 All ordinances or parts of ordinances with are inconsistent or in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
800.00 Enacted:
800.10 ENACTED AND ORDAINED this 17th day of September, 1979.