Mandatory Sewer Connections

Accepted July 10, 2002, Adopted September 25, 2002

NOTE: All properties in the sewer district must be connected to the sewer system. Failure to do so may result in action by the board.

1. Authority and Purpose
These regulations are enacted under the authority of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 83, Section 3 and 11, and Chapter 111, Section 31 and 122 and 127, and are enacted for protection of the public health, safety, welfare and environment and for the further purpose of ensuring the protection of the Wachusett Reservoir, a public water supply.

2. Mandatory Connection to the Sanitary Sewer System

a. The owners of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment or recreation or in any way generating wastewater flows, situated within the Town of West Boylston and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is located, or may in the future be located, a public sanitary sewer line of the Town of West Boylston, shall be required to connect to the same by a building sewer as defined in the Town of West Boylston Sewer Regulations.  Such connection shall be within one year from the date of the official mailed notice of sewer service availability, by the Town of West Boylston, acting by and through the Board of Sewer Commissioners, or its successor.

b. All properties as to which such notice has been mailed and to which ownership is transferred, shall be required to connect to the sewer line within 30 days of transfer.

c. The Board of Health shall have the authority to defer deadlines in this regulation if, in the sold opinion of said Board, the provisions of this regulation impose an exceptional burden on a property owner.  Requests for deferment must be submitted in writing.

d. All costs and expenses associated with the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be the sole responsibility of the property owner, and shall be governed by the Town of West Boylston Sewer Connection Regulations.

3. Severability
If any portion, sentence or clause is held invalid, the remainder of the regulation shall remain in full force and effect.

4. Violation
Any person who violates these regulations shall be subject to a fine of $200.00 for each violation (see G.L. c.83, §11.)  Each day a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.

5. Effective Date
These regulations shall be effective January 2, 2003 upon publication in accordance with G.L. c111, §31 and upon filing an attested copy to the Department of Environmental Protection and shall so remain in effect until modified or amended by the West Boylston Board of Health.