Township of Springfield, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Board of Commissioners of Township of Springfield 4-9-1929 by Ord. No. 49.]
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Editor's Note: See also, Ch. 109, Sewer Assessments, and Ch. 111, Sewers.

§ 25-1 Public nuisances.

No privy vault, cesspool or other receptacle for human excrement shall be constructed or maintained upon any property in said township abutting on a street, road or alley in which is laid a public sewer. Any privy vault or cesspool now or hereafter constructed on any lot, piece or parcel of ground abutting on or contiguous with any public sewer within the limits of the said township shall be and the same is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and if the owner or owners of such privy vaults or cesspools refuse or neglect to abate such nuisance within 30 days after written notice from the Secretary of the Township to abate, the Township Commissioners of said township shall abate said nuisance and collect the costs thereof from the owner or owners of property by a municipal claim or in an action of assumpsit.

§ 25-2 Connection required.

That the owners of all improved property in the township of Springfield abutting on or adjoining any street, road or alley in which is a sanitary sewer, are hereby required to make connection with said sewer in such manner as is provided by the rules and regulations relating thereto, for the purpose of discharging and removing from the said premises all liquid household waste incidental to housekeeping, all liquid manufacturing wastes, all human sewage and fecal matter, but no surface or stormwater shall be allowed therein.

§ 25-3 Public health provision. [1]

If at any time the Board of Health of Springfield Township shall deem it necessary for the public health that any improved property in said township abutting or adjoining any street, road or alley in which is a sanitary sewer, be connected with such sewer, the said Committee shall report the matter to the Board of Township Commissioners, and said Commissioners may then require the owners of said improved property to connect the same with said sewer within 60 days from the receipt of notice so to do.
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Editor's Note: For health, generally, see Ch. 17, Board of Health Rules and Regulations.

§ 25-4 Connection made by township.

That if the owner of any improved property in the Township of Springfield abutting on or adjoining any street, road or alley in which is a sanitary sewer, shall fail to connect the same with said sewer within 60 days after receipt of a copy of this ordinance and instructions to make said connection signed by the Township Secretary, then the said township may enter upon said property, connect the same with the said sewer and the cost thereof is hereby assessed against the said premises, and shall be collected from the owner by a municipal claim or in an action in assumpsit.

§ 25-5 Service of notice.

Whenever the Township Commissioners shall be required to serve notice on any property owner, such service may be made by leaving a copy with the property owner personally, or with the known agent or occupant of the premises.

§ 25-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall cause to be discharged into any sanitary sewer of this township matter of any sort liable to form a deposit or to create an obstruction therein or who shall break into or otherwise make connection with a township sewer without having first procured the necessary permit or who shall fail to comply with any of the requirements provided by the rules and regulations or ordinances of this township pertaining to the use of septic sewers, shall be liable on conviction to a fine of $50 for each and every offense, and each day during which he shall persist in such violation after receiving notice from the township to discontinue the same shall constitute a separate offense punishable by a like fine or penalty. Such fine or penalty shall be collected as like fines or penalties are now collected by law.