Township of Leet, PA
Allegheny County
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§ 18-101 Definition.

[Ord. 120, 11/1/1961, § 1]
The word "person" as used in this Part shall mean any natural person, association, partnership, firm or corporation. The singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.

§ 18-102 Connection Required.

[Ord. 120, 11/1/1961, § 2]
All owners of property accessible to the sanitary sewers leased by the Township from the Authority are hereby directed and required to make connection with such sewer for the purpose of discharging therein all fecal matter, human excrement, kitchen and laundry waste and other sewage from such premises. All such sewage shall, after such connection, be conducted into such sewer. Every such property shall be connected separately and independently with the sewer through the house connection branch directly opposite the building or nearest in a downstream direction.

§ 18-103 Failure to Connect.

[Ord. 120, 11/1/1961, § 3]
If the owner of any property, after 60 days notice from the Township to make connection with such sewer, shall fail to make such connection, the Township may make such connection and may collect the cost thereof or in an action of assumpsit, as provided by law.

§ 18-104 Making Connection.

[Ord. 120, 11/1/1961, § 4]
All work of making connection to any sewer shall be done under the personal supervision of the Township Engineer, or his authorized agent, and shall conform to the following requirements. All sewer connections shall be made at the place where the "Y" in the sewer is provided, but if no "Y" is provided in the sewer, then the property owner making such connection shall, at his expense, put in the "Y" in making such connection. All joints shall be sealed and made airtight, and shall be made smooth and clean inside, with all sewers in straight alignment and of proper grade, so as to provide free flow of sewage matter without any obstructions and to be made in accordance with the Township's specifications for its sewers. All work pertaining to the connection with the sewer shall be, financially and otherwise, the responsibility of the owner of the property with which connection is made, subject to the right of supervision hereby reserved by the Township or its agents.

§ 18-105 Prohibited Connections.

[Ord. 120, 11/1/1961, § 5; as amended by Ord. 170, 12/11/1978, § 1]
No person shall connect or cause to be connected or suffer to remain connected to, with, and of the sanitary sewers of the Township, directly or indirectly, any steam exhaust, boiler blow-off, sediment drip, any storm drain, or any pipe carrying or constructed to carry hot water or acid, germicide, grease, brewery mash, gasoline, naphtha, benzine, oil, connected rain water or surface water or run-off or any other substance detrimental to the sewers or the sewage disposal works of the Borough of Leetsdale or the Leet Township Municipal Authority, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, or the Borough of Ambridge or Borough of Ambridge Municipal Authority, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

§ 18-106 Prohibited Receptacles.

[Ord. 120, 11/1/1961, § 6]
No privy vault, cesspool or similar receptacle or human excrement shall hereafter be maintained upon any premises from which connection with any sewers shall have been made. Every such privy vault, cesspool or other receptacle shall, within 30 days after final enactment of this Part in case of premises not connected with a sewer and within 30 days after connection with the sewer in the case of premises hereafter so connected, be abandoned, cleansed and filed under the direction and supervision of the Township Engineer.

§ 18-107 Penalties.

[Ord. 120, 11/1/1961, § 7; as amended by Ord. 260, 3/11/1996, § 18-107; and by Ord. 2016-01, 3/14/2016]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 18-108 Covering of Manholes Prohibited.

[Ord. 120, 11/1/1961; as added by Ord. 260, 3/11/1996, § 18-108; and amended by Ord. 2016-01, 3/14/2016]
1. 
The covering of sewer system manhole lids is prohibited in the Township of Leet.
2. 
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.