Township of Cranberry, PA
Butler County
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[Ord. 21, 3/13/1962; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005; and by Ord. 2011-416, 8/4/2011, § 51]
Every owner of property in the Township of Cranberry whose property is situate 150 feet in the vicinity of any line of the sanitary sewers of Cranberry Township shall connect, where accessible to the said sewer, at his own cost, the building, buildings or other structures located on said property with the sanitary sewers of the Township for the purpose of disposing of all drainage as is customarily disposed of in a system of sanitary sewers. In the case of a sanitary sewer line constructed in a public street or highway right-of-way, property on either side of the street or highway shall be considered as abutting the sewer line.
[Ord. 21, 3/13/1962; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
It shall be unlawful for any owner, lessee or occupier of any property abutting on any line of the sanitary sewer system of said Township, when the sewer line is accessible to the property, to employ any means, either by septic tank, mine hole or otherwise, for the disposal of sanitary sewage other than into and through the sanitary sewers of said Township.
[Ord. 21, 3/13/1962; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
Where any structure on abutting property as aforesaid is now or hereafter may be connected to any septic tank or using any method by which sanitary sewage is disposed of or eliminated other than through the sanitary sewer system of said Township, it shall be the duty of the Township Secretary or other person authorized by the Township Supervisors to notify the owner, lessee or occupier of such structure in writing, either by personal service, certified mail or registered mail, to disconnect the same and make proper connections for the discharge and disposal of sewage through the sanitary sewer system of the Township, as hereinafter provided, within 60 days after receipt of such notice; provided, however, that notwithstanding anything herein or hereafter contained to the contrary, no owner, lessee or occupier of such structure shall be required to tap where his sewage would not by natural gravity flow into the sanitary sewer.
[Ord. 21, 3/13/1962; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
In case any owner of property adjoining or adjacent to such sewer shall neglect or refuse to connect with and use said sewers within such period of 60 days after notice to do so has been served upon him, either by personal service, certified mail or by registered mail as aforesaid, the Township or its agents may enter upon such property and construct such connection. In such case, the Township Secretary or other authorized person shall forthwith, upon completion of the work, send an itemized bill of the cost of construction of such connection to the owner of the property to which connection has been so made, which bill shall be payable forthwith. In case of neglect or refusal by the owner of such property to pay said bill, a municipal lien for said construction shall be filed within six months of the date of completion of the construction of said connection, the same to be subject in all respects to the general law providing for the filing and recovery of municipal liens.
[Ord. 21, 3/13/1962; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
Any person required to connect with the sewer system of the Township shall make application for a tapping permit on forms furnished by the Township and shall set forth in said application the character of structure and use, the lot number and specific location and the name of the person who is to make the connection, and shall pay the required tap fee for such permit.
[Ord. 21, 3/13/1962; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
No privy vault, cesspool, septic tank, mine hole or similar receptacle for human excrement shall at any time, now or hereafter, be connected with the sanitary sewers of the Township.
[Ord. 21, 3/13/1962; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
No privy vault, cesspool, septic tank, mine hole or similar receptacle for human excrement shall hereafter be maintained upon any premises from which connection with any of the Township sewers shall have been made. The Township may, at its discretion, require every such privy vault, cesspool, septic tank, mine hole or other receptacle, within 30 days after final enactment of this part in the case of premises now connected with a sewer, and within 30 days after connection with a sewer in the case of premises hereafter so connected, to be abandoned, cleaned and filled under the direction and supervision of the Township. Any such privy vault, cesspool, septic tank, mine hole or other receptacle not abandoned, cleaned and filled as required by this section shall constitute a nuisance, and such nuisance may be abated on order of the Township as provided by law, at the expense of the owner of such property.
[Ord. 21, 3/13/1962; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation whose premises are connected to the Township sewer system to connect any roof drain thereto or to permit, allow or cause to enter into said sewer system any stormwater or surface water or any sewage from any property other than that for which the permit was issued, nor any other substance, liquid, gas or solid, which is prohibited by the terms of any other rule, regulation or ordinance adopted by the Township for the operation of the sewer system.
[Ord. 21, 3/13/1962; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005; and by Ord. 2011-416, 8/4/2011, § 52]
The construction of all private sewers or laterals and their connections with any lines of the sewer system shall be done in accordance with Chapter 17, Public and Private Improvements Code, and shall be inspected by the Township before being covered, and all service shall be in accordance with the rates, rules and regulations of the Township now in effect or which may be established hereafter.
[Ord. 21, 3/13/1962; as amended by Ord. 81, 8/13/1974; and by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this part continues or each section of this part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.