[Adopted 12-2-1963 by Ord. No. 10-1963]
Every owner of property in the Borough of Waterford whose property abuts upon any line of the sanitary sewers of the Borough of Waterford shall connect, at his own cost, the building, buildings or other structures located on said property with said sanitary sewers of the Borough of Waterford for the purpose of disposing of all sanitary sewage as is customarily disposed of in a system of sanitary sewers.
It shall be unlawful for any owner, lessee or occupier of any property who is required to connect to the sanitary sewer system of said Borough of Waterford to employ any means, either by septic tank or otherwise, for the disposal of sanitary sewage other than into and through the sanitary sewers of said Borough of Waterford.
Where any structure 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 Borough of Waterford, it shall be the duty of the Secretary or other authorized person to notify the owner, lessee or occupier of such structure in writing, either by personal service or certified mail, to disconnect the same and make proper connections for the discharge and disposal of sewage through the sanitary sewer system of the Borough of Waterford as hereinafter provided, within 60 days after receipt of such notice.
In case of any owner of property required to connect to such sewer shall neglect or refuse to connect with and use said sewers for such period of 60 days after notice to do so has been served upon him, either by personal service or by certified mail as aforesaid, the Council of the Borough of Waterford or their agents may enter upon such property and construct such connection. In such case, the Secretary or other authorized person on behalf of the Council of the Borough of Waterford 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.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq.
Any person required to connect with the sewer system of the Borough of Waterford shall make application for a tapping permit to the Secretary on forms furnished by the Borough, and shall set forth in said application the character of structure and use, the lot number and location, and the name of the person who is to make the connection.
No privy vault, cesspool, septic tank or similar receptacle for human excrement shall at any time, now or hereafter, be connected with the sanitary sewers of the Borough.
[Amended 2-3-1964 by Ord. No. 1-1964]
No privy vault, cesspool, septic tank or similar receptacle for human excrement shall hereafter be maintained on any premises from which connection with any of the sanitary sewers of the Borough shall have been made. Every such privy vault, cesspool, septic tank or other receptacle shall, within 30 days of notice from the Borough or its authorized officers or agents to do so, be abandoned, cleansed and filled under the direction and supervision of the Council of the Borough. Any such privy vault, cesspool, septic tank or other receptacle not abandoned, cleansed and filled as required by this section, after notice to do so, shall constitute a nuisance and may be abated on order of the Council of the Borough as provided by law, at the expense of the owner of such property.
The construction of all private sewers or laterals and their connections with any lines of the sewer system shall be done in accordance with rules and regulations established by the Council of the Borough and shall be inspected by the Borough Engineer before being covered.
Any person, persons, partnership or any agents or executive officers of any corporation violating the provisions of this article shall upon conviction for each and every violation be subject to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $100 and cost of prosecution, and in default of the payment of said fines and costs, the defendant or defendants may be committed to the County Jail for a period not exceeding 30 days.