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1. General Interpretation. For the purpose of this Part, the present tense shall include the future tense; the singular shall include the plural; words used in masculine gender shall include the feminine and the neuter; the word “shall” is always mandatory; the word “may” is always permissive.

2. Definitions. The following terms shall have the meanings set forth below when used herein:

ABUTS AND ABUTTING - any property whose boundary line is adjacent to a distribution line of the water system and which contains a building any part of which is located within two hundred (200) feet of such line.

ACT - the Municipality Authorities Act of 2001, as amended, as codified at 53 Pa.c.s., Chapter 56.

AUTHORITY - Brodhead Creek Regional Authority

AUTHORITY ENGINEER a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania designated by the authority, as the authority engineer.

Building - each single or multiple residential structure or unit or apartment unit, store, shop, office, business, commercial or industrial unit, or family unit contained within any structure in the Township intended for continuous or periodic habitation, which contains facilities for use of water for human consumption.

DEP - the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

PERSON - an individual, partnership, corporation, private or governmental, or other legally recognized entity.

SUPERVISORS - Board of Supervisors of the Township.

TOWNSHIP - the Township of Smithfield, Monroe county.

WATER SYSTEM - the water supply and distribution system owned and operated by the authority. (Ord. 174, 11/22/2005, §§201-202)