Town of Waterford, NY
Saratoga County
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[Adopted 7-10-1984 by L.L. No. 3-1984]
A. 
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meanings of terms used in this Article shall be as follows:
BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20° C., expressed in milligrams per liter.
BUILDING DRAIN
That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, terminating five feet [1.5 meters] outside the inner face of the building wall.
BUILDING SEWER
The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal, also called the "house connection."
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer intended to receive both wastewater and storm- or surface water.
EASEMENT
An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
FLOATABLE OIL
Oil, fat or grease in a physical state such that it will separate by gravity from wastewater by treatment in an approved pretreatment facility. Wastewater shall be considered free of floatable fat if it is properly pretreated and the wastewater does not interfere with the collection system.
GARBAGE
The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and serving of food.
(1) 
Any nongovernmental user of publicly owned treatment works which discharges more than 25,000 gallons per day of sanitary wastes or a volume of process waste or combined process and sanitary wastes equivalent to 25,000 gallons per day of sanitary wastes. "Sanitary waste" shall be considered as waste containing a biochemical oxygen demand of 200 milligrams per liter or less and a suspended solids concentration of 240 milligrams per liter or less, and these concentrations shall be applied in determining equivalent volumes of process waste of combined discharges of sanitary and process wastes.
(2) 
Any nongovernmental user of publicly owned treatment works which discharges wastewater to the treatment works which contains toxic pollutants or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a public nuisance or create any hazard or have any adverse effect on the waters receiving any discharge from the treatment works.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The wastewater from industrial processes, trade or business, as distinct from domestic or sanitary wastewater.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet, including storm sewers and combined sewer overflows, into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
NYSDEC
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
pH
The logarithm of the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion concentration. The concentration is the weight of hydrogen ions, in grams, per liter of solution. Neutral water, for example, has a "pH" value of seven and a hydrogen-ion concentration of 10-7.
PRETREATMENT
The reduction of the amount of pollution properties in wastewater to a less harmful state prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such pollutants into a POTW. The reduction or alteration can be obtained by physical, chemical or biological processes, process changes or by other means, except as prohibited by 40 CFR 403.6, General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution.
PRIVATE WASTEWATER DISPOSAL SYSTEM
A privately owned system for the treatment and ultimate disposal of wastewater, such as a septic tank or cesspool, serving one or more structures.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch [1.27 centimeters] in any dimension.
PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)
A treatment works as defined by Section 212 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1292). As used herein, it shall also mean the Town of Waterford Wastewater Treatment Plant. It shall include any sewers that convey wastewater to the "POTW," but does not include pipes, sewers or other conveyances not connected to said "POTW."
PUBLIC SEWER
A common sewer controlled by the Town of Waterford.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer that carries liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions, together with minor quantities of ground-, storm- and surface waters that are not admitted intentionally.
SANITARY WASTEWATER
Domestic wastewater with storm- and surface water excluded, and includes wastewater discharging from the sanitary conveniences of dwellings (including apartment houses and hotels), office buildings, industrial plants or institutions.
SEWAGE
The spent water of a community. The preferred term is "wastewater."
SEWER
A pipe or conduit that carries wastewater or drainage water.
SLUG
Any discharge of water or wastewater which, in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow, exceeds, for any period of duration longer than 15 minutes, more than five times the average twenty-four-hour concentration or flows during normal operation and shall adversely affect the collection system and/or performance of the wastewater treatment works.
SPDES PERMIT
The State Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation pursuant to the requirements of the New York State Conservation Law, which establishes the conditions under which the effluent from the wastewater treatment plant may be discharged to the surface waters of the State of New York.
STORM DRAIN (sometimes termed "storm sewer")
A drain or sewer for conveying water, groundwater, subsurface water or unpolluted water from any source.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent of Water Pollution Control of the Town of Waterford or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Total suspended matter that either floats on the surface of or is in suspension in water, wastewater or other liquids and that is removable by laboratory filtering as prescribed in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater and referred to as "nonfilterable residue."
TOWN
The Waterford Sewer District.
TOWN BOARD
The duly elected Town Board of the Town of Waterford or its authorized deputy, agent or representative.
UNPOLLUTED WATER
Water of quality equal to or better than the effluent criteria in effect or water that would not cause violation of receiving water quality standards and would not be benefited by discharge to the sanitary sewers and wastewater treatment facilities provided.
USEPA
The United States Environmental Protection Agency.
WASTEWATER
The spent water of a community. From the standpoint of source, it may be a combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water and stormwater that may be present.
WATERCOURSE
A natural or artifical channel for the passage of water either continuously or intermittently.
B. 
Word usage. "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the Town of Waterford or in any area under the jurisdiction of said town any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the Town of Waterford or in any area under the jurisdiction of said town any wastewater or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this Article.
C. 
Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of waste or wastewater.
D. 
The owners of all houses, buildings, structures or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes, situated within the district and abutting any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer, are hereby required, at their expense, to install suitable toilet facilities therein and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer, in accordance with the provisions of this Article, within 90 days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within 200 feet [61 meters] of any of these houses, buildings or structures located on such property.
A. 
Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of § 126-22D, the building sewer shall be connected to a private wastewater disposal system complying with the provisions of this section.
B. 
Before commencement of construction of a private wastewater disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Superintendent. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the town, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of $5 shall be paid to the town at the time the application is filed.
C. 
A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Superintendent. He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction, and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within 72 hours of the receipt of notice by the Superintendent, weekends and holidays excluded.
D. 
The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all requirements of the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Conservation of the State of New York. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than adequate to support the proposed installation. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
E. 
At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in § 126-22D, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer, in compliance with this Article, within 90 days, and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt, except that concrete septic tanks do not require draining or filling but may be left as is and used as an outlet for sump pumps, garage drains, etc.
F. 
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times at no expense to the town.
G. 
No statement contained in this section shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by any local or state health officer having jurisdiction.
A. 
No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenances thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent.
B. 
There shall be two classes of building sewer permits: for residential, commercial or other establishments discharging sanitary wastewater only and for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the town. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of $10 for a residential or commercial building sewer permit and $25 for an industrial building sewer permit shall be paid to the town at the time the application is filed.
C. 
All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the town against any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
D. 
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building, except that, where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard or driveway, then the building sewer from the front building may extend to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer.
E. 
Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this Article.
F. 
The size, slope, alignment and materials of construction of a building sewer and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code[1] or other applicable rules and regulations of the town and be subject to the approval of the Superintendent. In no event shall the diameter of such pipe be less than four inches, nor shall the slope of such four-inch pipe be less than 1/8 inch per foot.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 88, Fire Prevention and Building Construction.
G. 
Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by approved artificial means and discharged to the building sewer.
H. 
No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which, in turn, is connected, directly or indirectly, to a public sanitary sewer, unless such connection is approved by the Superintendent for purposes of disposal of polluted surface drainage.
I. 
The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Code[2] or other applicable rules and regulations of the town or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and WPCF Manual of Practice No. 9. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Superintendent before installation.
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 88, Fire Prevention and Building Construction.
J. 
The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his representative.
A. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any polluted waters, such as stormwater, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage or cooling water, to any sewer without the permission of the Superintendent.
B. 
Stormwater, other than that exempted under Subsection A above, and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Superintendent to a storm sewer, combined sewer or natural outlet.
C. 
No person(s) shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following-described waters or wastes to any public sewers:
(1) 
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
(2) 
Any waters containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any waste treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a public nuisance or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the wastewater treatment plant.
(3) 
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.0 or higher than 9.0 or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the wastewater works.
(4) 
Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the wastewater facilities, such as, but not limited to, ashes, bones, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails and paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc.. either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
D. 
The following-described substances, materials, waters or wastes shall be limited, in discharges to municipal systems, to concentrations or quantities which will not harm either the sewers, wastewater treatment process or equipment, will not have an adverse effect on the receiving stream or will not otherwise endanger lives, limbs or public property or constitute a nuisance. The Superintendent may set limitations lower than the limitations established in the regulations below if, in his opinion, such more severe limitations are necessary to meet the above objectives. In forming his opinion as to the acceptability, the Superintendent will give consideration to such factors as the quantity of subject waste in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, the wastewater treatment process employed, capacity of the wastewater treatment plant, degree of treatability of the waste in the wastewater treatment plant and other pertinent factors. The limitations or restrictions on materials or characteristics of waste or wastewaters discharged to the sanitary sewer, which shall not be violated without approval of the Superintendent, are as follows:
(1) 
Wastewater having a temperature higher than 150° F. [65° C.] or in such quantities that the temperature at the treatment works influent exceeds 104° F. [40° C.].
(2) 
Wastewater containing more than 100 milligrams per liter of petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oils or products of mineral oil origin.
(3) 
Wastewater from industrial plants containing floatable oils, fat or grease.
(4) 
Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. (See § 126-21, "properly shredded garbage.") Garbage grinders may be connected to sanitary sewers from homes, hotels, institutions, restaurants, hospitals, catering establishments or similar places, where garbage originates from the preparation of food in kitchens for the purpose of consumption on the premises or when served by caterers.
(5) 
Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc and similar objectionable or toxic substances, to such degree that any such material received in the composite wastewater at the wastewater treatment works exceeds the limits established by the Superintendent for such materials, unless a categorical standard has been promulgated for a specific industry by the USEPA.
(6) 
Any waters or wastes containing odor-producing substances exceeding limits which may be established by the Superintendent.
(7) 
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by applicable local, state or federal regulations.
(8) 
Quantities of flow or concentrations, or both, which constitute a slug as defined herein.
(9) 
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the wastewater treatment processes employed or are amenable to treatment only to such a degree that the wastewater treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
(10) 
Any water or wastes which, by interaction with other water or wastes in the public sewer system, release obnoxious gases, form suspended solids which interfere with the collection system or create a condition deleterious to structures and treatment processes.
(11) 
Any substance which may cause the POTW's effluent or any other product of the POTW, such as residues, sludge or scums, to be unsuitable for reclamation and reuse or to interfere with the reclamation process where the POTW is pursuing a reuse and reclamation program. In no case shall a substance discharged to the POTW cause the POTW to be in noncompliance with sludge use or disposal criteria, guidelines or regulations developed under Section 405 of the Act, any criteria, guidelines or regulations affecting sludge use or disposal development pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substance Control Act or state criteria applicable to the sludge management method being used.
A. 
If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in § 126-25D and which, in the judgment of the Superintendent, may have a deleterious effect upon the wastewater facilities, processes, equipment or receiving waters or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the Superintendent may:
(1) 
Reject the wastes;
(2) 
Require pretreatment or an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers;
(3) 
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge; and/or
(4) 
Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges.
B. 
When considering the above alternatives, the Superintendent shall give consideration to the economic impact of each alternative on the discharger. If the Superintendent permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent.
Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Superintendent, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing floatable grease in excessive amounts, as specified in § 126-25D(3), or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Superintendent and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. In the maintaining of these interceptors, the owner shall be responsible for the proper removal and disposal, by appropriate means, of the captured material and shall maintain records of the dates and means of disposal, which are subject to review by the Superintendent. Any removal and hauling of the collected materials not performed by the owner's personnel must be performed by currently licensed waste disposal firms.
Where pretreatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided or required for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense.
When required by the Superintendent, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable structure, together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances, in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such structure, when required, shall be accessible and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The structure shall be installed by the owner at his expense and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
A. 
The wastewater's discharge peak rate and volume over a specified time period.
B. 
Chemical analyses of wastewaters.
C. 
Information on raw materials, processes and products affecting wastewater volume and quality.
D. 
Quantity and disposition of specific liquids, sludges, oils, solvents or other materials important to sewer use control.
E. 
A plot plan of sewers on the user's property, showing sewer and pretreatment facility location.
F. 
Details of wastewater pretreatment facilities.
G. 
Details of systems to prevent and control the losses of materials through spills to the municipal sewer.
All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this Article shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, published by the American Public Health Association. Sampling methods, locations, times, durations and frequencies are to be determined on an individual basis, subject to approval by the Superintendent.
No statement contained in this Article shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the town and any industrial concern, whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the town for treatment. Acceptance of such waste shall not cause a violation of the SPDES permit or the receiving water quality standards or any pretreatment regulations promulgated by USEPA or NYSDEC in accordance with Section 307 of PL 95-217.
A. 
No industrial waste shall be discharged to a public sewer unless the industry shall first have obtained from the Superintendent an industrial waste discharge permit. Said permits shall be issued for a period of not more than five years and must be renewed upon their expiration for such time period as the Superintendent may elect, not to exceed five years.
B. 
When applying for an industrial waste discharge permit, industrial users shall submit information concerning volume, constituents and characteristics of wastewater, flow rates, each product produced by type, amount of rate of production and a description of activities, facilities and plant processes on the premises, including all materials processed and types of materials which are or could be discharged.
C. 
The terms and conditions established in any industrial waste discharge permit shall be subject to modification by the Superintendent, and the industrial user shall comply with such new terms or conditions as are imposed within seven days following notification or such extended period as is allowed by the Superintendent.
D. 
Industrial users shall apply for a modification of the permit in the event of production or process changes which might alter wastewater characteristics or flows.
E. 
A permit shall not be reassigned, transferred or sold to a new owner, a new user, different premises or a new and changed operation.
F. 
All terms and conditions contained in a discharge permit shall be deemed as being a part of this Article, and any violation thereof shall constitute a violation of this Article and be subject to the penalties provided herein.
G. 
Permits shall be subject to all provisions of this Article and all other regulations established by the town and applicable state and federal regulations.
H. 
No user shall ever increase the use of process water or, in any way, attempt to dilute a discharge, as a partial or complete substitution for adequate treatment, to achieve compliance with the limitations contained in the Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards or in any other pollutant-specific limitation developed by the town or state, unless authorized by state or federal regulations.
I. 
A user shall notify the town immediately upon accidentally discharging wastes in violation of this Article. This notification shall be followed, within 15 days of the date of occurrence, by a detailed written statement describing the causes of the accidental discharge and the measures being taken to prevent future occurrence. Such notification will not relieve users of liability for any expense, loss or damage to the sewer system, treatment plant or treatment process or for any fines imposed on the town under applicable state and federal regulations.
J. 
The town may revoke any industrial wastewater discharge permit or terminate or cause to be terminated wastewater service to any premises if a violation of any provision of this Article is found to exist or if a discharge of wastewater causes or threatens to cause a condition which might result in a violation of the SPDES permit or any other state or federal regulations.
K. 
When pretreatment standards are adopted by the USEPA pursuant to Section 307 of PL 92-500, as amended, or by the NYSDEC, for any class of industry, then such industry shall immediately conform to the USEPA or NYSDEC timetable for adherence to such standards.
A. 
The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the town and United States Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation representatives bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties, at reasonable times, for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing pertinent to discharge to the community public sewers, in accordance with the provisions of this Article. Where a user has security measures in force, the user shall make necessary arrangements with its security guards so that such personnel will be permitted to enter without delay.
B. 
The town shall have the right to set up on the user's property such devices as are necessary to conduct sampling or metering operations. The town may, at reasonable times, have access to and copy any records, inspect any monitoring equipment or method required by this Article or any permits issued thereunder and sample any effluents which the owner or operator of such source is required to sample.
C. 
The Superintendent or other duly authorized employees are authorized to obtain information concerning industrial processes which have a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the wastewater collection system. Information and data on an industrial user obtained from reports, questionnaires, permit applications, permits and monitoring programs and from inspectors shall be available to the public or other governmental agency without restriction, unless the industrial user specifically requests and is able to demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the town, that the release of such information would divulge information on processes or methods of production entitled to protection as trade secrets of the user. In no event shall any claimed confidential information be disclosed to any person without prior notice in writing to the industrial user and without providing the industrial user with the opportunity to protect such confidential information, including the right to seek judicial relief.
D. 
While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Subsections A and B above, the Superintendent or duly authorized employees of the town shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company, and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the town employees, and the town shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by town employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions as required in § 126-29.
E. 
The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the town, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the town holds a duly negotiated easement, for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the wastewater facilities lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said easement shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
[Amended 9-1-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the wastewater treatment facilities. Any person violating this section shall be subject to immediate arrest under § 126-37B.
The town reserves the right to adopt, from time to time, such rules and regulations as it shall deem necessary and proper in connection with the use and operation of its wastewater treatment facilities, which rules and regulations shall become and shall be construed as part of this Article.
A. 
Any person found to be violating any provision of this Article shall be served by the town with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
B. 
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in Subsection A of this section shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $250 for each violation or be imprisoned for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both. Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
[Amended 9-1-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article shall become liable to the town for any expense, loss or damage occasioned the town by reason of such violation.
[Added 4-13-1993]
All property owners who are currently provided municipal sewer services are responsible for costs associated with the reconstruction, repair and/or maintenance of sewer laterals from the property line into the building which is serviced.