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Water and Sewer Regulations
The following regulations have been made by the Town Council of St. Anthony under the Provisions of the Municipalities Act, 1999 (section 165) and were approved by Council on the 10th day of March A.D. 2009.
1. These regulations may be cited as the Town of St. Anthony (Water Supply and /or Sewerage Regulations, 2009.
2. Interpretations: In these regulations, unless the contest otherwise requires.
(a) “Act” means The Municipalities Act;
(b) “Town” means the Town of St. Anthony as defined by Order-in-Council dated the 16th day of July 1945 or any amendments thereto, made or continued under the Act.
(c) “Council” means the Town Council of the Town of St. Anthony;
(d) “System” means the water supply and/or sewage disposal system of the Town of St. Anthony.
(e) “Customer” means the owner of any building or premises or part thereof connected to the system;
(f) “Domestic Service” means any service provided by the system to the owner or his/her authorized agent or to the occupant or tenant of any building or premises or part thereof, or any mobile home or trailer, occupied for the distinct purpose of a dwelling house, rooming house apartment, or flat; and where there are different occupants or tenants so occupying different parts of any building or premises, the servicing of each such part by the system shall constitute a separate domestic service.
(g) “Commercial Service” means any service provided by the system to the owner or his/her authorized agent or to the occupant or tenant of any building or premises or part thereof, other than domestic service herein defined; and where there are different occupants or tenants occupying different parts of any building or premises, the servicing of each such part by the system shall constitute a separate commercial service;
3.“Application for Service”: Council shall, before rendering service, require a regular application form (work order) signed by the prospective customer. No person, firm, corporation or any other group, shall connect or have connected any building or part thereof to the system except under authorization in writing from the Council.
4. “New Connections – Water and Sewer”: Council shall, at the customer’s request, install system service lines from the main to the property line, to maximum distance of thirty-three (33) feet from the centre of a main road (North, East and West Streets) or twenty five (25) (All other Streets) feet from the centre of a secondary road. The fee payable for any new connection for a domestic or commercial service from the system shall be as follows:
(a) Water & sewer (Min. Charge) $750.00
(b) Water only (Min. Charge) $500.00
(c) Sewer only (Min. Charge) $500.00
The customer shall pay the connection fee before the Council makes any such connection to the system.
5. For the connection of any building or part thereof to the system as provided in regulation 5 hereof:
(a) the Council shall contribute and install a maximum of 33 feet (main Streets) or 25 feet or to property line boundary, whichever is the shortest, fifteen feet of copper pipe measuring a minimum of three-quarters of an inch, a corporation stop, a curb stop, a service box, a sewer saddle and 100mm (4") sewer pipe to property boundary or 33 feet or 25 feet accordingly. The customer will be invoiced for the additional materials used. The owner shall be responsible for the excavation of all trenchers and the cost of materials and installation from the curb stop to the building. The owner shall be invoiced for the additional costs of materials where the size of pipe exceeds the minimum.
(b) the customer shall use underground materials that conform to minimal standard of type K copper pipe and SDR 30 sewer pipe. The customer shall also use sand bedding 30 mm (1 ft) below and 30mm (1 ft) above the new pipe and bury all water pipe to a minimum depth of 1.6m (5'4").
(c) the customer shall be responsible to wrap water service line from curb stop to main building with a heat trace protector.
9. As per Sections 159 and 160 of The Municipalities Act “Representatives of the Council shall have the right of access to all parts of a customer’s property or premises at all reasonable hours for the purpose of repairing or inspecting any water and sewer pipes or fittings, or appliances, or for the purpose of installing, removing, repairing or inspecting water meters or stopcocks installed by the Council; and the Council shall have the right to suspend service to any customer who refuses such access.
10. If a leak or other trouble occurs in a water or sewer service pipe between the curb stop and the building, it shall be repaired as soon as possible by the customer at his/her expense, under the supervision of the Council. Council accepts responsibility for malfunction of the curb stop, corporation stop, standpipe and rod and the pipes between the mains and the curb stop. Any other problem on the service lines is the responsibility of the owner. If a leak occurs in the water service pipe of any customer, the Council may discontinue the supply of water to such service pipe if, in the opinion of the Council, such action is necessary in order to prevent wastage of water. The Council shall write the customer to inform him/her of the Council’s intention to discontinue the supply of water; and to require him/her to repair the leak within twenty-one (21) days from the date of the letter. If the customer fails to carry out such repair within the 21-day period, the Council shall have the repairs done with its own forces, and require the customer to pay all costs incurred by the Council in making the repairs, before the water supply is restored to the customer.
11. Should a leak occur where the origin cannot be determined, Council will proceed with repairs. However, once it is determined the leak is the responsibility of the customer, that customer will be given the option of having Council complete the job of carrying out the remainder of the work with their own forces. The customer will be billed at the appropriate rates for all work performed by Council forces. Replacement of asphalt, grass, trees, etc.. will be the responsibility of the property owner.
12. No person shall indiscriminately use water nor shall he/she sell or give water to any person except under such conditions and for such purposes as may be approved by the Council in writing.
13. No person shall dispose of chemicals or other such material not normally used by a household into a service line for sewage disposal.
14. No person, unless authorized by the Council in writing, shall draw water from, open, close, cut, break, obstruct from free access to, or in any way injure or interfere with any hydrant, water main, stop cock, water meter, or other part of the system; provided, however, that nothing in these regulations shall be deemed to prevent an officer or member of the Fire Department, when engaged in the work of such Department, from using any hydrant or other part of the system.
15. Without limiting anything contained in Regulation 16, no person, unless authorized by the Council in writing, shall connect or have connected any building basement floor drain or any exterior drainage system to a sewer main (or a service pipe therefrom); and every such connection made without such authorization before the enactment of these regulations shall be deemed to be in contravention of the regulations.
16. These regulations were adopted and passed by the Council at a meeting held on10th day of March, 2009 and shall come into effect on the 11th day of March, 2009.
17. The town of St. Anthony (Connection of Water and Sewer Pipe) Regulation, 2009 and the Town of St. Anthony (Water Supply and/or Sewerage Disposal) Regulation, 2009, and amendments thereto, are hereby repealed.