Township of Upper Burrell, PA
Westmoreland County
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[Adopted 4-22-1970 by Ord. No. 1-1970]
No person, partnership, corporation or other business entity shall install an individual or community sewage disposal system or institute any building or addition to any existing structure in which an individual or community sewage disposal system is to be installed without first obtaining a permit indicating that the site, plans and specifications for such system are in compliance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act of 1966 and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the Act, by the Department of Health of Pennsylvania. Except that this article will apply to all lots or acreage, including, but not excluding lots of a size more than one acre or lots of a size less than one acre.
The Board of Supervisors shall appoint a Township Enforcement Officer who shall be empowered to issue permits and make the necessary inspections to insure compliance of the provisions of this article, who shall serve for a period of one year or until a successor is appointed.
[Amended 4-5-1982; 4-1-1991 by Ord. No. 3-1991; 4-1-1996 by Ord. No. 2-1996[1]]
The fee for issuing the above mentioned permit shall be as follows:
A. 
Any or all of the related fees may be increased, decreased, modified, supplemented or deleted by resolution of the Upper Burrell Township Board of Supervisors as said Board may, from time to time, so resolve.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The Township Enforcement Officer shall conduct the necessary percolation tests. However, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to prepare the proposed site for the percolation tests and to provide the materials necessary to said tests.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 5, regarding preparation for percolation test by Township and associated fee, which followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any person, partnership, corporation or other entity who shall hereafter install an individual or community sewage disposal system without first obtaining a sewage disposal permit shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this article that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).