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Township of East Manchester, PA
York County
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[Adopted 3-22-1971 by Ord. No. 3-1971 (Ch. 79, Art. II, of the 1988 Code)]
Unless the context specifically and clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings of terms used in this article shall be as follows:
AUTHORITY
The Northeastern York County Sewer Authority, a Pennsylvania municipality authority.
[Amended 8-10-1993 by Ord. No. 8-10-93]
BUILDING SEWER
The extension from the sewage drainage system of any structure to the lateral of a sewer.
IMPROVED PROPERTY
Any property located within this Township upon which there is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals and from which structure sanitary sewage and/or industrial wastes shall be or may be discharged.
INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENT
Any room, group of rooms, building or other enclosure used or intended for use in the operation of one business enterprise for manufacturing, processing, cleaning, laundering or assembling any product, commodity or article or from which process waste, as distinct from sanitary sewage, shall be discharged.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
Any and all wastes discharged from an industrial establishment other than sanitary sewage.
LATERAL
That part of the sewer system extending from a sewer to the curbline or, if there shall be no curbline, to the property line, or, if no such lateral shall be provided, then "lateral" shall mean that portion of or place in a sewer which is provided for connection of any building sewer.
OWNER
Any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of any improved property.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, company, association, society, trust, corporation or other group or entity.
PUBLIC SEWERS
This term shall have the same meaning as the term "sewer system" as defined herein.
[Added 8-10-1993 by Ord. No. 8-10-93]
SANITARY SEWAGE
Normal water-carried household and toilet wastes from any improved property.
SEWER
Any pipe or conduit constituting a part of the sewer system used or usable for sewage collection purposes.
SEWER SYSTEM
All facilities, as of any particular time, for collecting, pumping, transporting or disposing of sanitary sewage and industrial wastes, to be owned and operated by the Authority.
[Amended 8-10-1993 by Ord. No. 8-10-93]
TOWNSHIP
The Township of East Manchester, York County, Pennsylvania, a Pennsylvania municipality, acting by and through its Board of Supervisors or, in appropriate cases, acting by and through its authorized representatives.
A. 
The Township has entered into a joint agreement with the Boroughs of Mt. Wolf and Manchester for the creation of the Northeastern York County Sewer Authority (Authority), which Authority has been created and is the owner and operator of all publicly owned sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems in the Township. By authority from the Township and the boroughs, the Authority has promulgated or from time to time shall promulgate, its own rules and regulations and procedures for operation, as set forth in its articles of incorporation, bylaws and the mutual agreements and ordinances of the respective participating municipalities, all of which are binding on the Township and its residents and which are incorporated and adopted herein.
[Amended 8-10-1993 by Ord. No. 8-10-93]
B. 
All sanitary sewage and industrial wastes from any improved property, after connection of such improved property with a sewer shall be required under Subsection A, shall be conducted into a sewer, subject to such limitations and restrictions as shall be established herein or otherwise shall be established by this Township from time to time.
C. 
No person shall place or deposit or permit to be placed or deposited upon public or private property within this Township any sanitary sewage or industrial wastes in violation of Subsection A. No person shall discharge or permit to be discharged to any natural outlet within this Township any sanitary sewage or industrial wastes in violation of Subsection A, except where suitable treatment has been provided which is satisfactory to this Township.
D. 
No privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle shall be used and maintained at any time upon any improved property which has been connected to a sewer or which shall be required under Subsection A to be connected to a sewer. Every such privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle in existence shall be abandoned and, at the discretion of this Township, shall be cleansed and filled under the direction and supervision of this Township, and any such privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle not so abandoned and, if required by this Township, cleansed and filled, shall constitute a nuisance, and such nuisance may be abated as provided by law, at the expense of the owner of such improved property.
E. 
No privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle at any time shall be connected with a sewer.[1], [2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection F, regarding notice requirements, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 8-10-1993 by Ord. No. 8-10-93.
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 79-7, Building sewers and connections, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 8-10-1993 by Ord. No. 8-10-93.
A. 
Where an improved property, at the time connection to a server is required, shall be served by its own sewage disposal system or device, the existing house sewer line shall be broken on the structure side of such sewage disposal system or device, and attachment shall be made, with proper fittings, to continue such house sewer line as a building sewer.
B. 
No building sewer shall be covered until it has been inspected and approved by this Township. If any part of a building sewer is covered before so being inspected and approved, it shall be uncovered for inspection at the cost and expense of the owner of the improved property to be connected to a sewer.
C. 
Every building sewer of any improved property shall be maintained in a sanitary and safe operating condition by the owner of such improved property.
D. 
Every excavation for a building sewer shall be guarded adequately with barricades and lights to protect all persons from damage and injury. Streets, sidewalks and other public property disturbed in the course of installation of a building sewer shall be restored, at the cost and expense of the owner of the improved property being connected, in a manner satisfactory to this Township.
E. 
If any person shall fail or refuse, upon receipt of a notice of this Township, in writing, to remedy any unsatisfactory condition with respect to a building sewer within 60 days of receipt of such notice, this Township may refuse to permit such person to discharge sanitary sewage and industrial wastes into the sewer system until such unsatisfactory condition shall have been remedied to the satisfaction of this Township.
F. 
This Township reserves the right to adopt, from time to time, additional rules and regulations as it shall deem necessary and proper relating to connections with a sewer and the sewer system, which additional rules and regulations, to the extent appropriate, shall be and shall be construed as part of this article.
[Amended 4-12-1988 by Ord. No. 4-12-88; 11-7-1988 by Ord. No. 12-13-88B; 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 5-14-96; 2-19-1997 by Ord. No. 2-19-97A[1]]
Any person who violates any provisions of this article shall commit a criminal offense, and shall, upon being found guilty by a Magisterial District Judge, after hearing, pay a fine not to exceed $1,000, together with all court costs as permitted by law. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense, which shall be subject to prosecution as such. For purposes of this section, the Board of Supervisors of East Manchester Township hereby appoints the Township Manager, Secretary, Zoning Officer, Permit Officer or Codes Enforcement Officer as authorized representatives, any one of whom may commence and pursue enforcement proceedings pursuant to this section.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
It is declared that enactment of this article is necessary for the protection, benefit and preservation of the health, safety and welfare of inhabitants of this Township.