Section 134-1 CONNECTION REQUIRED
Every house used for human habitation and every place of business or manufacture where one (1) or more persons are employed shall be connected to the Town water system and to the Town sewer system when they are accessible, unless such house or place of business or manufacture is served by an adequate sewer system approved by the State Health Department. All methods of disposing of human excreta in these places of habitation, business or manufacture other than by a properly connected water closet are hereby declared to be unlawful.
When they become accessible, connection to the sewer and water mains shall be made within one (1) year after notification to the property owners by the Town Manager. Any person violating the provisions of this sections shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, Penalties, of this Code, and each week's failure to comply herewith shall constitute a separate offense.
All premises which are connected to and using the Town sewer system shall be required to be connected to and use the Town water system if the Town water systems available to serve the premises.
(Ord. No. 6-07 Added (B) 3-12-07-Effective Upon
Policy Beyond Town Limits
To better serve the social and economic needs and the common good of Front Royal and Warren County, the Town Council of Front Royal has formulated these policies and procedures for the extension of water and sewer service to Warren County.
The Town has evaluated our resources and anticipated growth within the Town to determine the anticipated excess volume available for extension into Warren County for residential, commercial, or industrial use. This volume will be determined annually based upon conditions within the Town and County. Excess volume shall be defined as the current and projected volume required by the Town subtracted from the current permitted plant capacities.
1. The contact person for the Town is the Town Manager. Any request for water and/or sewer services must be made in writing to the Town accompanied by a joint request from the property owner and the County for the property to be boundary adjusted into the Town's corporate limits or justification to simply provide utility expansion. Such request must be made prior to a rezoning or any other action by the County.
2. The Town Council will decide on a case-by-case basis whether to provide water and sewer to the proposed property(ies) as well as whether a boundary adjustment is appropriate.
3. Following a boundary adjustment, the Town will consider the appropriate zoning classification deemed appropriate through the standard zoning process. Boundary adjusted property(ies) shall be considered as part of the water volume allocated by the Town to the County.
4. In any case of rezoning by the Town, the Town Council will consider proffers deemed necessary to mitigate the impact of the development on County services, as well as what proffers are necessary for the Town. These decisions shall be made before the Town's rezoning of the property(ies) is completed.
5. The Town may elect to provide water and/or sewer services without a boundary adjustment where the Town Council determines it would not be feasible or appropriate to provide other Town services to the property.
6. Extension of utility service shall require development, submittal, and review of site development plans demonstrating the proposed utility locations, proposed usage, appropriate modeling demonstrating no impact to existing users, and construction standard complying with Town standards.
7. Design and construction standards for all utility extensions shall comply with the current standards and specifications adopted by the Town.
8. The Town presently has no intention of extending water and sewer lines into the unincorporated portion of the County at the Town's expense.
9. The Town presently has no desire to sell water for resale through a master meter to third parties.
10. Given the Town's Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) issues associated with the sanitary sewer system, the Town has no desire to accept outside water sources into the Town's sewer system. Future consideration to outside water sources will be evaluated as the I&I issues are addressed.
11. This Policy can be reviewed and updated by Town Council as necessary, but at a minimum annually.
D. Extension Moratorium Areas
Recognizing demonstrated service issues in providing utility service to certain areas within Warren County, a moratorium of utility connections and extensions to all undeveloped properties or lots not served by the Town utilities as of the date of adoption of this Code Section is established that shall require sufficient studies and modeling prior to the Town's consideration of additional connections or extensions with the exception of:
1. Property zoned commercial or industrial that is currently located within the Route 522 Corridor as defined in that "Amendment to an Agreement Between the County of Warren and the Town of Front Royal Regarding the Provision of Water and Sewer Service by the Town in the U.S. Route 522/340 North Corridor and the Assumption of Full Funding and Responsibility by the County of Fire/Rescue, Parks/Recreation Operations, and Animal Control Services" dated August 9, 1999 entered into between the Town of Front Royal, Virginia and County of Warren, Virginia as both sides of U.S. Routes 522/340 North of the Town of Front Royal, extending to Crooked Run on the West, the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks on the East, and Fairground Road (SR 661) to the North;
(Amended 12-10-12-Effective Upon Passage)
2. Blue Ridge Shadows Subdivision;
3. McKay Property jointly owned by the Town and County;
4. Henselstone Subdivision;
5. Guard Hill Road (within existing water service area);
6. Harmony Hollow Road
(Added (C & D) 6-25-12-Effective Upon Passage)