Definitions

Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of the terms used shall be as follows:

Application: Form upon which a prospective User signifies their desire for water and/or wastewater service.

Authority: The Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority and its duly authorized representatives and employees.

Building: Each single family dwelling unit, Multiple Dwelling Unit, Multiple Use Unit, store, shop, office, business, institu­tional, commercial or industrial unit contained within any structure, erected and intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals and from which structure wastewater or wastes are or may be discharged, or wastewater or waste are discharged, located in the Township.

Building Conduits: Pipes installed by the Owner to convey water from Meter to a point of consumption and or wastewater from source to a point of connection.

Commonwealth: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Developer: Any person who desires to construct, at their own cost and expense, a water or wastewater system extension to serve any one or more buildings and to connect the extension to the system.

Engineer: A Registered Professional Engineer retained by the Authority, including any authorized member of the staff of such Engineer.

EDU: Equivalent Dwelling Unit = 250 Gallons Per Day

Inspector: The person or persons appointed by the Authority to inspect the water and wastewater system (including both public, semi-public, and private systems), service lines, connections, meters and all other connections between building conduits and the water/wastewater mains.

Large User: User who consistently uses more than 20,000 gallons of water per month.

May: Is permissive.

Meter: That part of the Water System which registers, records, and transmits the consumption of water.

Multiple Dwelling Units: Apartments, multi-family or multi-unit, and multi-family dwelling projects. Does not include motels or hotels.

Multiple Use Unit: A combination of a single family dwelling unit, store, shop, office, business, institutional, commercial, or industrial unit contained within any structure or any building determined by the Authority to have more than one use.

Owner: Any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of real estate serviced by the water/wastewater systems.

Person: An individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, or other group or entity.

Shall: Is mandatory.

Tenant: Any Building occupant other than the Owner who utilizes the services of the water/wastewater system.

Township: Township of Blair, Blair County, Pennsylvania.

User: The party, either Owner or tenant who is an agent or representative of the Owner, contracting with the Authority for service for one or more families or a business institutional unit on one property owned or tenanted by the party or parties.

Wastewater Service Line (Lateral): That part of the Wastewater System extending from (and including) the observation port to the plumbing fixtures in the Building.

Wastewater Main: A pipe or conduit that carries wastewater.

Wastewater Tap: That part of the wastewater system including the wye, saddle, piping extending from the wastewater main to the property line (wastewater collection).

Wastewater System: The pipe manholes fittings and appurtenances owned and operated by the Authority, including any additions thereto or extensions thereof, in furnishing wastewater service.

Water Service Line: That part of the Water System extending from the curb box to the plumbing fixtures in the Building.

Water Main: A pipe or conduit that carries potable water.

Water Tap: That part of the water system including the corporation stop, saddle, pipe, curb stop and curb box extending from the water main to the property line (distribution system).

Water System: The pipe, valves, fittings and appurtenances owned and operated by the Authority, including any additions thereto or extensions thereof.

Other Terms: Unless the context specifically indicates other­wise, the meaning of terms not defined above shall be as defined in the “Glossary-Water and Wastewater Control Engineering”, pre­pared by joint editorial board representing: American Public Health Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, and Water Pollution Control Federation.

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