Township of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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[Ord. 1970-6, 12/9/1970, § 1]
As used herein, the following terms shall have the meanings stated:
OCCUPIED BUILDING
Each structure for continuous or periodic human occupancy from which sanitary sewage is or may be discharged, and includes, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, dwellings, flats, apartments, stores, shops, offices and business or industrial establishments.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, partnership or corporation.
PROPERTY ACCESSIBLE TO A PUBLIC SEWER
Property which adjoins, abuts on, or is adjacent to a public sewer or a street or highway in which a public sewer is located, but shall not include any property on which the principal occupied building is located more than 150 feet from a public sewer.
PUBLIC SEWER
Facilities (including any part of, but not necessarily the entirety of a system of, such facilities) operated by a sewer authority for the collection of sanitary sewage within this Township. Such term includes lateral lines from a street main to the curb or right-of-way line where such lateral lines are constructed by a sewer authority.
SANITARY SEWAGE
The normal, water-carried household and toilet wastes resulting from human occupancy.
SEWER AUTHORITY
Dallas Area Municipal Authority or any other agency operating public sewers for or at the request of the governing body of the Township.
[Ord. 1970-6, 12/9/1970, § 2]
Upon the completion of any public sewer, the sewer authority charged with the operation thereof shall cause notice of that fact to be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township, such notice to state that owners of property accessible to such sewer and upon which there is an occupied building are compelled to make connection therewith pursuant to this Part. A copy of such notice, together with a copy of this Part and any ordinance then in effect imposing sewer connection fees and sewer rents shall be mailed to each person known to the sewer authority to own property accessible to such sewer, but failure to mail such copies or defect in the mailed copies or defect in the mailing thereof shall not affect the validity of the notice.
[Ord. 1970-6, 12/9/1970, § 3]
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Any person owning property accessible to a public sewer on which there is an occupied building shall, at his own expense, install sanitary facilities in such building and connect the same to the public sewer within 60 days after publication of the notice of completion of the sewer specified in § 102.
2. 
Any person owning property accessible to a public sewer on which an occupied building is hereafter erected shall, at the time of erection and at his expense, install sanitary facilities in such building and connect the same to the public sewer.
3. 
Persons owning properties accessible to a public sewer on which there are occupied buildings more than 150 feet from such sewer and persons owning properties not accessible to a public sewer who are nevertheless able to arrange for connections thereto through intermediate properties shall be permitted to make such connection.
[Ord. 1970-6, 12/9/1970, § 4]
It shall be unlawful for any person owning or occupying a property on which there is a building required to be connected to a public sewer under the provisions of $103 hereof to construct or use on such property any privy, privy vault, cesspool, septic tank or other device for the disposal of sanitary sewage. Any such privy, privy vault, cesspool, septic tank or other device constructed or used in violation hereof is hereby declared to be a nuisance which shall be abated as provided by law.
[Ord. 1970-6, 12/9/1970, § 5]
No connection shall be made to any public sewer except upon payment of the prescribed connection fee and upon permit issued by the sewer authority pursuant to rules and regulations regarding connections promulgated by the sewer authority and approved by the Board of Supervisors of the Township. No person shall make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the sewer authority.
[Ord. 1970-6, 12/9/1970, § 6]
If any person required to make a connection to a public sewer by § 103 hereof fails to do so after reasonable notice and opportunity, the sewer authority shall report such failure to the Board of Supervisors of the Township, who may proceed as permitted by law to enter upon the property, make such connection and collect the cost thereof by municipal lien or otherwise.
[Ord. 1970-6, 12/9/1970, § 7]
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, wilfully, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the sewage works. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct.
[Ord. 1970-6, 12/9/1970, § 8; as amended by Ord. 1985-1, 2/13/1985; and by Ord. 97-3, 11/12/1997]
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Any person violating any provision of this Part shall be served by the sewer authority with written notice stating the nature of the violation and prescribing a reasonable time limit for the correction thereof.
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Penalties. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a district justice 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.