[Adopted 1-3-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-01]
Unless the context specifically and clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings of terms in this Part 5 shall be as follows:
- BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
- The Board of Supervisors of the Township of Straban.
- Any individual, partnership, company, trust, association, society, corporation, school district or other group or entity.
- PRIVATE SEWER SYSTEM
- All facilities, as of any particular time, for collecting, pumping, transporting, treating and/or disposing of sewage and/or industrial wastes by means of a community sewerage system constructed by any person that is not the Township of Straban, the Gettysburg Municipal Authority or a municipal authority having the express consent of Straban Township to provide sewage services in Straban Township.
No private sewer system intended to provide sewer service to properties owned, leased or possessed, or intended to be owned, leased or possessed, by persons other than the one constructing the sewer system shall be built unless it is built to standards and specifications as may be adopted by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Straban Township, and as may be amended from time to time.
The prior section notwithstanding (§ 103-46), no standard or specification adopted by the Bond of Supervisors of Straban Township shall be controlling if the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (by its Department of Environmental Protection, or otherwise) requires a more stringent or rigorous standard.
Any and all standards and specifications for the construction of private sewer systems, as adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Straban Township, shall be available for inspection during normal business hours at the Township office. Copies of such standards and resolutions shall be available for purchase from the Township office during normal business hours for the cost for copies as provided in the Township's "Right to Know" policy.
[Added 9-4-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-09]
Every operator or owner of a private sewer system shall provide copies of the discharge monitoring reports (also known as "DMRs"), that are filed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to the Township at the same time as the DMRs are filed with the commonwealth. This requirement shall apply to DMRs and to any and all subsequent forms that may replace, or may be in addition to, DMRs.
Nothing in this section shall be construed or interpreted to mean that the Township, the Board of Supervisors, or any Township officer or employee, is in any way responsible for interpretation of the information provided in the reports. Nothing hereunder shall be construed or interpreted to mean that the Township intends to undertake the power or authority to license or grant permits for private sewer systems, or otherwise carry out the duties and functions with respect to private sewer systems vested in and delegated to commonwealth agencies, departments, and boards.
Any person who shall violate this Part 5 shall be liable, upon summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution and attorney fees in each case. Each day that a violation shall continue shall be deemed to be a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.