§ 51.001  WATER AND SEWER CONNECTIONS REQUIRED.
   (A)   All owners of real estate for which a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued, that is located within 200 feet of any town water and/or sewer line, shall connect with such water and/or sewer line, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
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   (C)   In all cases where water and sewer lines are within 200 feet of the property line, the owner of the property shall connect to both the water and sewer lines of the town. Where either water or sewer is not available, a private well or septic tank built by the owner shall be maintained by the property owner until such time as a water line or sewer line shall be extended to serve the property.
   (D)   At such time as a town sewer line becomes available to a parcel of property being served by either a private septic system or a private wastewater disposal system, the property owner must make application and connect the structure to the town sewer line within 60 days after receipt of notice from the town. The property owner must pay the connection fee then in effect when application for connection is made. However, in light of the fact that the property owner has previously invested in a private sewage system, the owner shall not be required to pay the connection fee.
   (E)   At such time as a town water line becomes available to a parcel of property being served by a private well, the property owner must connect the structure to the town water line within 60 days after receipt of notice from the town. The property owner must pay the connection fee then in effect when application for connection is made.
   (F)   All property owners who constructed a private septic system during the moratorium on new connections to the town’s sewer system mandated by the State of North Carolina shall make application for and connect to the town’s sewer system no later than five years after the date the state moratorium was lifted. Because the property owner has invested in a private septic system, said owner(s) shall not be required to pay any connection fee at the time of the connection. 1
   (G)   All property owners who are using a private septic system and who have been granted a waiver prior to November 30, 2000 from connecting to the town’s sewer system, shall make application for and connect to the town’s sewer system no later than five years after the date the State of North Carolina mandated moratorium on new connections to the town’s sewer system was lifted. Because the property owner has invested in a private septic system, said owner(s) shall not be required to pay a connection fee at the time of the connection. 2
(1989 Code, Title III, Ch. 30, § 1-1)  (Ord. passed 7-10-1990; Ord. passed 12-12-2000; Ord. passed 8-14-2006; Ord. passed 2-10-2009; Ord. 2017-04, passed 2-14-2017)
Editor's note:
   1 Added by Amendment December 12, 2000.
   2 Added by Amendment December 12, 2000.
   Appendix A, B and C removed by Resolution on August 14, 2006.