The sewerage system of the Dutchess Park Sewer District consists of lateral and trunk sewers laid in streets and rights-of-way. The locations of these works, including the kinds, sizes and depths of pipelines, are shown on sets of plans on file at the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Fishkill. At all points where there are changes in alignment or grade of the sewers, manholes with cast-iron frames and covers have been built to provide access to the sewer lines for purposes of inspection, ventilation and cleaning.
The design of the sewerage system is based on the collection of sewage only, and the approval of the New York State Department of Health was given for the construction and use of sewers for this purpose only. No connections will be permitted to be made to the sewer system which carry or deliver other than sanitary sewage or industrial wastes unless specifically approved by the Town Board. The drainage from roofs, cellars, yards or roadways is not sanitary sewage and cannot be drained into the sewer system under any circumstances. The best interests of the sewerage system warrant extreme care in the manner of making and laying all connections to the public system.
The Superintendent, duly appointed by the Town Board, shall be the Board's authorized agent in matter falling under this article and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto and shall exercise the powers mentioned in the same, subject to the approval and ratification of the Board. He shall report to the Board upon applications for sewer connections, shall inspect the construction of such sewer connections and shall report to the Board upon any transgression of this article and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto.
No one will be allowed to make connections with the public sewers nor lay any sewers in connection therewith except under the supervision of the Superintendent or his authorized agent.
All building sewers or sewer connections shall be laid and connected in accordance with this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto, and the repair, maintenance and extension of the same shall likewise conform to this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto. The entire expense of all connections from the public sewer to the building shall be borne by the property owner. The expense and responsibility of removing any obstruction causing stoppage of sewer flow in laterals from the building to the sewer main in the street shall be borne by the property owner when the obstruction originates from or is caused by the property owner; in all other cases, the cost of removing the obstruction shall be paid by the district.
All building sewers shall be serviced and repaired by the owner of the property being served to a point within one foot of the pavement edge. An owner's failure to effect reasonable and necessary repairs shall be subject to the rights of entry, and to reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Town or district in making repairs due to the owner's default, as set forth within § 118-31 of this chapter.
[Amended 10-11-1994 by L.L. No. 9-1994]
The cost of management, operation, maintenance and repair of the Dutchess Park Sewer District shall be levied and collected in the manner described by the Town Board as Commissioners of the special improvement district. Apportionment of costs will be on the "benefit method" whereby the cost will be borne by each property within the district in just proportion to the amount of benefit which the district conveys upon such property. The benefit formulation shall be adopted, and may be amended from time to time, by resolution of the Fishkill Town Board acting as Commissioners of the Dutchess Park Sewer District.
Editor's Note: Former §§ 118-75, Point allocation schedule, 118-76, Industrial plants, and 118-77, Billing and payment, were repealed 10-11-1994 by L.L. No. 9-1994.