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1. Whenever feasible, a development shall connect to an existing public or community water-supply system.
2. Where individual onsite water-supply system is to be utilized, each lot so served shall be of a size and shape to allow safe location of such a system, in accordance with all applicable standards.
3. Where groundwater problems are known to exist or where sinkholes or sinkhole prone soils exist or where anticipated levels of development may result in water supply problems, the Planning Commission may require the developer to demonstrate that a reliable, safe and adequate groundwater supply exists to support the water usage demands of the proposed subdivision without detrimental effects upon existing adjacent water wells. The standards set forth in the Safe Drinking Water Act (35 P.S. §§ 721.1 to 721.17) shall be used, in addition to requirements as applicable contained in § 22-414, "Hydrogeology," of this Chapter.
4. If water is to be provided by other than individual onsite systems (wells owned and maintained by the individual lot owners), the final plan must include evidence that the subdivision or development will be supplied by one of the following:
A. Certificated public utility.
B. A bonafide cooperative association of lot owners.
C. A municipal corporation, authority or utility.
Acceptable evidence of the above would include a copy of the certificate of public convenience from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) or an application for such certificate, a cooperative agreement or commitment to serve the area in question, whichever is appropriate.
5. New public water systems which are to service new land development shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Environmental Protection. The developer shall submit a copy of the appropriate DEP approval letter or permit for construction and operation of the new public water system. [Ord.12/10/2001]
6. Extensions to existing water systems which are proposed to service new land development shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Environmental Protection. The developer shall submit a letter from the appropriate water authority approving the extension. [Ord. 12/10/2001]
(Ord. 3/9/1993A, § 416; as amended by Ord. 12/10/2001)