2001-H 5471
Enacted 07/13/2001

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Introduced By:  Representatives Sherlock, Flaherty, Aiken and Ginaitt Date Introduced:  February 6, 2001

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 16 of Chapter 254 of the Public Laws of 1962 entitled "An Act to Create a Sewer Authority for the City of Warwick and to Authorize said City to Plan, Construct, Finance, Operate and Maintain Sewage Works" as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

Section 16. Authority to prescribe rules and regulations governing construction, use, discharge of substances, and connections. -

The sewer authority, after notice and a public hearing, and the advice and consent of the mayor, is authorized from time to time to prescribe rules and regulations relative to the regulation of, construction of, use of, discharge of substances into and connections to the sewage works --, and assessment of properties abutting a sewer line. These rules and regulations shall cover the restriction of storm waters, wastes which may or may not be discharged into the sewer system, the requirement for the property owner or sewer user to provide protective devices prior to discharge, sampling wells to determine strength of wastes, flow measuring devices, pretreatment facilities and any other requirement to provide proper protection and control of the use of the sewage system and sewage treatment facilities. Such rules and regulations adopted after a pubic hearing shall be filed with the city clerk. Any person violating any rule or regulation prescribed by the authority under the authority of this act shall be fined not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000) twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for each violation, and not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000) twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for each additional day that any such violation shall continue, as may be prescribed by the authority, and shall also be liable in an action of the case for all damages caused to the city or to any person by any such violation.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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