CHAPTER 172

AN ACT TO MAKE WATER RENTS AND SEWER SERVICE CHARGES LIENS IN NEWARK.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all Members' elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. All water rents and sewer service charges laid or imposed by City of Newark which shall remain unpaid and in arrears for thirty days after they become due, shall be and constitute a lien upon the lands and premises of the owner to which the water was furnished. Such liens shall have preference and priority to all liens of recognizance, mortgage or judgment on such lands and premises created or suffered by the owner, although such other lien or liens shall be of a date prior to the attaching of such lien for water rents or sewer service charges.

Section 2. In case of the sale under execution process of any lands and premises upon which liens for water rents or sewer service charges exist, the liens shall be transferred to the fund arising from the sale in the hands of the officer making the sale and the real estate so sold shall be discharged therefrom.

Section 3. The lien for water rents and sewer service charges shall remain a lien for the period of 5 years and no longer, from the expiration of 30 days after the water rents and sewer service charges became due and payable.

Approved August 19, 1959.